The 2020 Great Geobakeoff
Arts

The 2020 Great Geobakeoff

It’s back, it’s bigger, it’s weirder than ever…and quite frankly, it’s arrived at the perfect time. What better challenge to occupy a nation in lockdown than The Great Geobakeoff 2020? For anyone who can’t remember the last time they found flour or eggs in the supermarket, fear not: we’ve made an important change this year. … Continue reading

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