Robin Clayton was in the middle of his career as a geochemist when he died suddenly at home on 1st October 2005. He had research interests in the application of heavy metal isotopes in environmental geochemistry and archaeology, and was also an accomplished field geologist. At the time of his death, he held a post-doctoral position in the UCL-Birkbeck Thermochronology research group working on the development of U-Th/He measurement procedures for thermochronometry and applying the method to construct a time framework for the early stages of Himalayan formation.

Robin was born in Mitcham, South London, to Marian and Ted Clayton...

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