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The man who split the dinosaurs in two
History

The man who split the dinosaurs in two

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 … Continue reading

Inclusivity in STEM: a new collaborative project
News

Inclusivity in STEM: a new collaborative project

A post from George Jameson, GSL External Relations Officer, whose role includes working to deliver the Society’s strategic commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) recently announced that it has awarded funding of £480,000 to a collaborative project between the Open University, the University of Leeds and Plymouth … Continue reading

Celebrate Science in a Cemetery
Events

Celebrate Science in a Cemetery

The wide range of rock types used for gravestones means that cemeteries can be geological treasure-troves. For geologists – whether amateur, student or professional – almost any urban cemetery provides a valuable opportunity to carry out scientific field work at leisure, right on the doorstep and at no cost. From minerals to fossils, to sedimentary … Continue reading

Why Dinosaurs Matter
Events

Why Dinosaurs Matter

PESGB GEOLiteracy Tour, 8-15 April 2017: ‘Why Dinosaurs Matter’ With Professor Ken Lacovara The PESGB are delighted to announce that Professor Ken Lacovara will be headlining The PESGB GEOLiteracy Tour 2017. He has unearthed some of the largest dinosaurs ever to walk our planet, including the super-massive Dreadnoughtus, which at 65 tons weighs more than … Continue reading

Journey to the Interior
Arts / Events

Journey to the Interior

A guest blog from artist Tereza Stelhikova* Where: Dissenters Chapel, Kensal Green Cemetery When: 21st May, 2017 I am currently developing a multi-sensory, participatory performance, inspired by George Bellas Greenough, (1778 – 1855), a geologist and a founder of the Geological Society of London. The performance will happen within the context of Open Senses weekend, a London wide festival dedicated to the … Continue reading