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Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum

A message from Dr Stephen Jones, Research Fellow at Newman University… The research team for a major new research project, Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum, is carrying out focus groups with professional scientists in central London in October 2016. We are seeking participants to talk about science, evolution, belief and science communication in religious … Continue reading

A mysterious painting
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A mysterious painting

We were recently sent this image of an oil painter by its owner, who is keen to find out more about its origin and subject. The painting dates from c. 1775-1800, and may represent a location in Wales or the Alps. Identification of the site may lead to an identification of the artist – please … Continue reading

The path to Chartership
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The path to Chartership

A guest post from Lucy Williams, Petroleum Group Committee Member… “I celebrated earlier this year when I received a letter from David Manning, President of the Geological Society of London, informing me I had been elected as a Chartered Geologist (post nominal CGeol). It was a proud day for me, but some may ask ‘why’? … Continue reading

Sculpture in Stone
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Sculpture in Stone

Geologist and science writer Nina Morgan* visits the bi-annual OnForm sculpture show in Oxfordshire – the only UK exhibition dedicated exclusively to stone sculpture… It’s generally a lot easier to examine the lithological characteristics of rocks away from their natural setting in the field. The bi-annual OnForm sculpture show, a spectacular exhibition of contemporary stone … Continue reading