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.
Our March London Lecture was given by Professor Emily Rayfield, a palaeontologist at the University of Bristol.
New research on some of the world’s oldest potential animal fossils is published today in the Journal of the Geological Society.
The most comprehensive and high-resolution atlas of the seafloor of both Polar Regions is being presented today at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU) in Vienna. The map has been recently published as Memoir 46 of the Geological Society of London.
Our 2017 London Lecture series is now well underway, with several of the talks relating to the 2017 Year of Risk. The series was kicked off in January by Geological Society President Malcolm Brown, who gave a talk entitled ‘Risk and Uncertainty in Exploration for Oil and Gas.’ In our latest podcast interview, Malcolm explains …
A guest post from Stuart Blake, Director of the Locharanza Centre, on the survival of the Locharanza Field Studies Centre
Easter is just over a week away, which can only mean one thing…the return of the glorious Great Geobakeoff! Yes, the Great British Bakeoff may be no more, but its geological counterpart has refused all lucrative offers and elected to continue uninterrupted by commercial breaks.
Opening just in time for April Fools’ Day, the Geological Society Library’s latest exhibition ‘The Lying Stones of Johann Beringer’ tells the story of one of geology’s earliest recorded practical jokes.
A treasure trove of exceptionally preserved fossils has been discovered in Würzburg, Germany. The finds, which include perfectly preserved specimens of birds, insects and plants, have already been dubbed the ‘Lügensteine formation’, and may overturn accepted theories as to how fossils are created.
Dougal Jerram reviews the Bodleian’s ‘Volcanoes’ exhibition, exploring how volcanoes have been depicted in art and popular culture through history.
A guest post from the Sedgwick Museum’s Douglas Palmer The lecture was titled ‘On the Classification of the Fossil Animals Commonly Named Dinosaurs’ and it was given in 1887 by Harry Govier Seeley, Professor of Geology at King’s College, London. Seeley argued that the ‘terrible lizards’, which were becoming increasingly popular at the time, could …