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

2017 Earth Science Week photography competition – the results!
Arts

2017 Earth Science Week photography competition – the results!

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. Continue reading