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Geoscientist magazine cover competition – the results!

Those of you who have received your May edition of Geoscientist will already be aware that we’ve announced the winner of our cover competition, held to mark 100 years of female Fellowship of the Society. We received loads of fantastic entries, ranging from photographs to water colours – huge thanks to everyone who entered!

Our winner is Elizabeth Pickett, who designed this beautiful image demonstrating the connection between geologists past and present.  She writes:

‘Although knowledge, understanding and technology have developed enormously since 1919, the rocks are still fundamentally the same, as are many aspects of geological fieldwork. Today’s geologist is building on foundations, both geological and societal, laid down by her pioneering 1919 predecessor. Despite the differences in their situations, they can still reach across the time gap to discuss the geology of an area and share observations and ideas – I like to think they’d have a lot to discuss!”

Runners up

We received so many eye-catching entries, we wanted to highlight some more of our favourites.

Lauren Moore’s entry depicts the diversity of female geoscientists through time:

















Nicola Dakin sent us a beautiful image of Mary Anning, one of the first recognised female palaeontologists of the 19th century:

Find out more

We’re marking the anniversary of female Fellowship with a number of events and activities celebrating the contributions women have made to the geosciences, past and present. Find out more on our website!

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