In early April, The Geological Society hosted a flagship meeting as part of the 2018 Year of Resources on Lithium: From exploration to end-user. The meeting was a fascinating insight into this increasingly important metal, all the way from exploration and extraction to its conversion into high-purity battery grade lithium for its use in Li-ion …
The annual Parliamentary Links Day is an opportunity for science organisations to discuss current issues in science policy with representatives from government responsible for science and research. Unsurprisingly, this year’s theme was ‘Science after the referendum: what next?’
Nearly two thirds of respondents to our recent survey of geoscientists believe a UK exit from the EU would have a negative impact on their work.
Everyone has heard of the Natural History Museum – but did you know there are more than 250 geological collections across the UK?
The EU Referendum takes place on Thursday 23 June, and we want to hear from geoscientists about how the result will affect you and your work.
Early career scientists had the opportunity to experience how science interacts with government policy, at Parliament’s annual Voice of the Future event on Tuesday 1st March.
We’d love to know what researchers, geological or otherwise, think about the impact of staying or leaving. Please leave a comment below with your thoughts, or get in touch if you’d like to write an opinion piece – all views are welcome!
Despite Sheldon Cooper’s references to geologists as ‘the dirt people’*, geologists are not usually associated in the public mind with soil. Most of the planet’s soil is no older than the Pleistocene (2.58 million – 11,700 years ago) – surely geologists are concerned with much older, much rockier stuff than this?
Every year, young scientists and engineers have the opportunity to question key political figures at the Houses of Parliament, about science policy issues which matter to them. The researchers are nominated by various institutions and Learned Societies, and the Geological Society is currently looking for a number of representatives to attend the event.
It’s just under two weeks until the country goes to the ballot box for the General Election 2015 and the science policy community have been busy reading manifestos, collating pledges and grilling politicians. We’ve collected together some useful articles and sources on science and the general election work in today’s blog post. You can also …