Bethan Phillips and Lucy Pullen chat with the editors of Special Publication 506 ‘Celebrating 100 Years of Female Fellows of the Geological Society; Discovering Forgotten Histories’.
An interview with Professor Rob Butler, who will be awarded the Geological Society’s first Dewey Medal in June 2018.
Fiann Smithwick, scientific adviser and part of the fossil excavation team for the BBC 1 documentary ‘Attenborough and the Sea Dragon’, speaks to us about his experiences working on a natural history documentary with Sir David Attenborough, his fossil hunting and his PhD topic of fossil colour…
Rob Butler, Professor of Tectonics at the University of Aberdeen, reflects on 50 years of plate tectonic theory, and announces our new online project, Plate Tectonic Stories.
As part of the Year of Risk, the Geological Society is teaming up with the Institute of Risk Management for a week of conferences exploring the role geologists can play in the management of risk, and what lessons we can learn from other sectors.
This year’s Wollaston Medal, our highest award, is presented to Professor Richard Alley of Penn State University – one of the foremost Earth scientists of his generation.
Our March London Lecture was given by Professor Emily Rayfield, a palaeontologist at the University of Bristol.
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’? …
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 …
This year’s William Smith Medal – named for the man responsible for the first geological map of a nation – is presented to Dr Michael de Freitas, Distinguished Research Fellow at Imperial College London.