Jim Kennedy

College position:

Jim Kennedy joined Wolfson as an ordinary Fellow in 1970, and served at various times as Wine Steward, Vicegerent and Acting President before moving to Kellogg College in 2003. At this time, he also migrated from the Department of Earth Sciences to the Directorship of the University Museum of Natural History, from which he retired in October 2010.

Kennedy's research interests lie in the geology and palaeontology of the Cretaceous Period, and range from chalk sedimentation and diagenesis to integrating stable isotope, geochemical and biostratigraphic schemes. Current projects include the description of ammonite faunas from southern England, France, Uzbekistan, Texas, Nigeria, KwaZulu Natal (South Africa), Madagascar, and Tanzania.