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The man who split the dinosaurs in two
History

The man who split the dinosaurs in two

A guest post from the Sedgwick Museum’s Douglas Palmer The lecture was titled ‘On the Classification of the Fossil Animals Commonly Named Dinosaurs’ and it was given in 1887 by Harry Govier Seeley, Professor of Geology at King’s College, London. Seeley argued that the ‘terrible lizards’, which were becoming increasingly popular at the time, could … Continue reading

Inclusivity in STEM: a new collaborative project
News

Inclusivity in STEM: a new collaborative project

A post from George Jameson, GSL External Relations Officer, whose role includes working to deliver the Society’s strategic commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) recently announced that it has awarded funding of £480,000 to a collaborative project between the Open University, the University of Leeds and Plymouth … Continue reading

Celebrate Science in a Cemetery
Events

Celebrate Science in a Cemetery

The wide range of rock types used for gravestones means that cemeteries can be geological treasure-troves. For geologists – whether amateur, student or professional – almost any urban cemetery provides a valuable opportunity to carry out scientific field work at leisure, right on the doorstep and at no cost. From minerals to fossils, to sedimentary … Continue reading