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Robin Sutcliffe Allan

Robin Sutcliffe Allan

Canterbury professor of geology Robin Sutcliffe Allan considered scientific research to be 'the most important spiritual movement of our time'. He influenced generations of students to think of discoveries in science as comparable to artistic creativity.

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J. D. Campbell. 'Allan, Robin Sutcliffe', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2000. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 March 2023)