1801 - obtained a scholarship to Corpus Christi College, Oxford.
1808-1812 - rode over extensive areas of south-west and midlands of England, collecting rocks and fossils.
1813 – became reader in mineralogy.
1818 – became first reader in geology.
1821 – excavated Kirkdale Caves, North Yorkshire.
1822 – Kirkdale Caves excavation earns him Royal Society’s Copley medal.
1825 – founding member of the Zoological Society of London.
1848 - became a fellow of the Royal Society
father of Francis (Frank) Trevelyan Buckland