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The Congress that was all but cancelled!
Arts / History / Library

The Congress that was all but cancelled!

Fifty years ago this week the 23rd International Geological Congress had just started meeting in Prague.  Over 4000 geologists were making their way to the capital of Czechoslovakia, which that year seemed to be enjoying a relaxation in the political regime. Although, as the Congress approached, the political situation was becoming more tense, with Russia … Continue reading

Plate Tectonic Stories Competition – the results!
Arts / Education / Science communication

Plate Tectonic Stories Competition – the results!

Back in October 2017, as part of our ’50 years of Plate Tectonics’ celebrations, we launched our Plate Tectonic Stories Competition along with our online web resource on 20 sites around the UK and Ireland that showcase the influence of plate tectonic processes. The competition closed in April and we’ve had so many fantastic and … Continue reading

Lithium: Brines, batteries and bottlenecks
Environment Network / Policy / Uncategorized

Lithium: Brines, batteries and bottlenecks

In early April, The Geological Society hosted a flagship meeting as part of the 2018 Year of Resources on Lithium: From exploration to end-user. The meeting was a fascinating insight into this increasingly important metal, all the way from exploration and extraction to its conversion into high-purity battery grade lithium for its use in Li-ion … Continue reading