Prof. D.N. Collins Memorial, Jan. 20, 2017

Inspiration, Teacher, Mentor and Friend

A memorial service was held at Peel Hall, University of Salford, on Friday 20th January 2017 to celebrate the life and work of Prof. David N. Collins. Friends, colleagues and students  from the past and present attended, as well as David’s family.

The full list of speakers:

Richard Stevenson, Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Salford

Dr Denise Rennie, University of Salford

Dr Neil Entwistle, University of Salford

Dr Oliver MacDonald, Expedia Inc.

Prof. Elizabeth Morris OBE, University of Cambridge

Professor Ian Douglas, University of Manchester

Wilf Theakstone, University of Manchester

Dr Andy Barrett, National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder, Colorado, USA

Prof. Richard Kelly, University of Waterloo

Dr Phil Porter, University of Hertfordshire

Andrew Clark, University of Salford

Matt Johns, Johns Associates

Rob Gardner, Redington

Roger Wright.


Presentations are available to view here:


Summer 2017 Fieldwork Grants

We are pleased to invite applications for two grants of £250 each for undergraduate or postgraduate students towards fieldwork expenses in the Swiss Alps in Summer 2017. To apply, click here.  Applicants will need to submit a brief summary of their project (250 words), outlining the purpose, aims and objectives of their research.

Applications should be received no later than February 28th, 2017. Successful applications will be announced in March 2017 on the Alpine Glacier Project website.


Donations: A Thankyou

We’ve been raising money to support the Alpine Glacier Project via JustGiving. As of the 17th January, we’ve raised £3,775. We wanted to say a million thanks to everyone who donated – your kindness and generosity has been fantastic.

You can still donate to the AGP. If you’d like to, please get in touch using this contact form:


Justgiving Donors:

Lyndsay Garbett

Liz Morris

Michael Williams

Monique & Jean-Pascal

Gwen and Steve Entwistle

Stephen Kitten



Ian G

Luke Bolton


Chloe Drury

Peter Dalton


Des Walling


Katharine Vincent

Christian Siderius

Tom Spencer

Simon Dadson

Sarah Harrison

Elliot & Nicola Gill

Army Boy

Andy Hughes

Aksel Walloe Hansen

Mike H

Steven Fisher

David and Lynsey Hetherington

Howard Foster


Ryan Wilson

Rebecca Busfield


Ibbo & Kelly


Andrew Gunning

Christine Kroisleitner


Helen Bradshaw

Susan Millidge

Stuart McClelland



Alec Clarkson

Margaret Parkes



Andy E


Jack Salmon

N Willis


Martin Mountain Bike


Austen Poll

Peter (Hello Paris) Broadhead