Janet Watson, 1 September 1923 - 29 March 1985

  title={Janet Watson, 1 September 1923 - 29 March 1985},
  author={Douglas J. Fettes and Josephine Plant},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  pages={500 - 514}
  • D. Fettes, J. Plant
  • Published 1 November 1995
  • Education
  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
Janet Vida Watson was born on 1 September 1923, one of two sisters and the daughter of Professor D.M.S. Watson. Her father had succeeded to the chair of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy at University College two years earlier. He had, at that time, already established himself as an international authority on vertebrate palaeontology. A career which was to be recognized in many ways including election to the Royal Society in 1922, the presentation of the Lyell Medal from the Geological Society in… 


Northern Scotland as an Atlantic–North Sea divide
  • J. Watson
  • Geology
    Journal of the Geological Society
  • 1985
President's anniversary address 1984 From the end of the Caledonian orogeny until the present, northern Scotland has acted as a structural high separating the North Sea and Atlantic basins or their
An Interpretation of Moine-Lewisian Relations in Central Ross-shire
Abstract The paper describes those features of the Scardroy Lewisian mass, a sheet-like body of basement rocks thrust into the younger Moine Series, which suggest that this mass was driven up through
The supposed Lewisian inlier Of Scardroy, Central Ross-Shire, And its relations with the surrounding Moine rocks
Summary The Scardroy area lies east of the Moine thrust in central Ross-shire and is composed predominantly of metamorphosed sediments. Over considerable areas the rocks are gneissose in appearance,
Late Sillimanite in the Migmatites of Kildonan, Sutherland
A large part of Central Sutherland is occupied by an injection complex in which rocks of the Moine Series are associated with much granitic and pegmatitic material. These migmatitic Moinian rocks
The ending of the Caledonian orogeny in Scotland
  • J. Watson
  • Geology
    Journal of the Geological Society
  • 1984
The geological evolution of the metamorphic Caledonides during the 100-million-year period from the phase of crustal thickening initiated by the Grampian orogeny to the emplacement of late granites
The Precambrian gneiss complex of Ness, Lewis, in relation to the effects of Laxfordian regeneration
  • J. Watson
  • Geology
    Scottish Journal of Geology
  • 1969
Synopsis The Lewisian gneisses of Ness, at the northern tip of the Outer Hebrides, contain abundant metasedimentary relics including calc-gneisses, quartzites, pelites and semi-pelites. These rocks
At least three periods of folding affected the Moine and Lewisian rocks south of Loch Duich in the North-West Highlands before the formation of the Moine thrust. Two major folds are recognized and