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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

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

2016 Awards – John Underhill, Lyell Medallist
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2016 Awards – John Underhill, Lyell Medallist

This year’s Lyell Medal is awarded to Professor John Underhill, Shell Professor of Exploration Geoscience at Heriot-Watt University. Professor Underhill researches the sedimentology, structural geology and stratigraphy of prospective basins, and is currently focusing on projects relating to the integration of subsurface data with field exposures. ‘New techniques make it possible to place observations that can … Continue reading