The path to Chartership
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The path to Chartership

A guest post from Lucy Williams, Petroleum Group Committee Member… “I celebrated earlier this year when I received a letter from David Manning, President of the Geological Society of London, informing me I had been elected as a Chartered Geologist (post nominal CGeol). It was a proud day for me, but some may ask ‘why’? … 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

The Water Book
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The Water Book

‘We’ve built our entire world around water. Our temperature scale, our bodies. Water shapes our continents, flows through our oceans and rivers, creates atmosphere and weather – this one substance does all of that. And we’ve got to a point where we’re so used to it, we ignore it.’ Alok Jha has written about a … Continue reading

Deadly volcanic flows
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Deadly volcanic flows

As everyone of course knows, Dante’s Peak is the greatest of all geological disaster movies (fight with me in the comments.) So I was thrilled last month when University of Hull volcanologist Dr Rebecca Williams not only delivered a brilliant London Lecture, but confirmed that the film is, at least pyroclastically speaking, more or less … Continue reading