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

100 Great Geosites / Events / Science communication

British Science Festival 2014: Operation Stonehenge

One of our nominated 100geosites took centre stage yesterday at the British Science Festival, as Professor Vincent Gaffney and colleagues unveiled the latest from the Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project, led by the University of Birmingham in conjunction with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology. Continue reading

Events / Science communication

British Science Festival 2014: ‘We are all catastrophists now’

The theory that the dramatic landscapes of the Columbia River Plateau were caused by massive flooding in the distant past might not sound too controversial. But, as Sanjeev Gupta told us in our British Science Festival event yesterday, the theory, first proposed in 1923 by American geologist J Harlen Bretz, was so controversial it sparked a … Continue reading