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 …
Earth Science Week 2018 is just three months away, which means it’s time to launch our annual photography competition! Previous years have seen a host of stunning entries, and we’re hoping for more of your amazing geological images this year, as part of our celebrations of the geology of the UK & Ireland.
Greetings, geobakeoff fans! At long last, it’s time to reveal the results of this year’s competition – the fifth annual Great Geobakeoff… We can’t quite believe how the geobaking phenomenon has continued to grow – our eternal thanks to all those who take part and share the competition. Particularly the increasing number of you who …
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 …
The Great Geobakeoff is back!
A few weeks ago, we launched the Plate Tectonic Stories competition which is celebrating the important role of narrative and storytelling in geology and now we’re looking for inspired creative masterpieces from you!
We’re thrilled to announce the results of the 2017 Earth Science Week photography competition, ‘Our Restless Earth.’ The twelve winners, which will feature in our 2018 calendar, are currently on display at Burlington House. Chosen from over 130 entries, they feature geology from across the UK and Ireland – from limestone weathering in Gower to the dramatic landscape of the Giant’s Causeway.
The build up to this year’s Earth Science Week has already begun – which can only mean one thing. The return of the Earth Science Week photography competition!
The fourth Great Geobakeoff is finally concluded! It’s been another epic year, with more than 40 of you entering the competition, with a combined total of nearly 80 entries – huge thanks to everyone who took part!
Opening just in time for April Fools’ Day, the Geological Society Library’s latest exhibition ‘The Lying Stones of Johann Beringer’ tells the story of one of geology’s earliest recorded practical jokes.