Stephen Parry

Dr Stephen Parry

Mineralogist and petrographer
BGS Keyworth

Stephen Parry’s Biography

  •  2008 : Higher Scientific Officer, British Geological Survey
  •  2004 : PhD (Geology), University of Aberdeen
  •  2004 –2006 : Research Support Scientist, NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory
  •  1999 : BSc Hons. (Geology and Petroleum Geology), University of Aberdeen

Research interests

  • Historical usage of building stones in England and Wales
  • Siluro-Devonian time scale calibration
  • Tectonomagmatic evolution of the Scottish Caledonides

Current projects and collaborations

  • Strategic Stone Study (in conjunction with English Heritage


  • PARRY, S.F., NOBLE, S.R., CROWLEY, Q.G. and WELLMAN, C.H. 2011. A high-precision U-Pb age constraint on the Rhynie Chert Konservat-Lagerstätte: timescale and other implications.Journal of the Geological Society, London, Vol. 168, 000-000. doi: 10.1144/0016-76492010-043.


  • Building stone matching (England and Wales)
  • Electron beam microanalysis and imaging
  • Mineralogical and petrological studies


Professional associations

  • 1998 : Fellow of the Geological Society (1998–present)


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