Dr Thomas Cronin is a worthy recipient of the Brady Medal, not simply for his outstanding achievements in the application of micropalaeontology to palaeoceanography, palaeoclimatology and evolutionary studies but because, like the Brady brothers, he has worked on both ostracods and foraminifera, fossil and living.

Tom Cronin was born in 1950 in the Bronx, New York City, USA and first became interested in geology when attending a freshman general course at Colgate University taught by Bob Linsley and Jim McClelland – in Tom's words: ‘two great educators’. He graduated with a BA in Geology from Colgate in 1972 and then...

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