Professor Aubrey Manning (1930-2018)

Aubrey Manning at Highley Station in Shropshire on the Seven Valley Railway


Many of you will remember Aubrey Manning, the first president of the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark. He took on this role with much enthusiasm in 2004 and continued until 2010 when he handed over to current president Chris Darmon. Aubrey, a zoologist, was Professor of Natural History at Edinburgh University during which time he also developed a very successful role as a broadcaster. His television and radio programmes showed his interest in geology and it was no surprise that he participated in many of our Geopark events. Aubrey was as much at home in the field as he was in the lecture theatre and TV studio – he joined in many geology and landscape walks.


We owe much to Aubrey for his support and active promotion of the Geopark.

With Moira Jenkins on the Malvern Hills

On the Geopark Way in the Abberley Hills

With Les Morris on the Malvern Hills