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.
A 9 day long celebration of the geology all around us in the UK and Ireland, Earth Science Week is an opportunity for museums and other outreach organisations to highlight their collections, for geologists to engage with new audiences, and for the public to explore the geology around them.
On 25th April the Geological Society hosted the fifth and largest ever National Schools Geology Challenge and Early Career Geologist Finals at Burlington House. The day brought together a record eight school teams and six young geoscientists, each representing a different Regional Group, to present their topic of choice to our panel of four judges from industry …
‘What would a palaeontologist of the far future do if he, she (or indeed, it) came upon technofossils, the petrified artefacts of a long-extinct civilization?’
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.
The Geological Society’s 2016 Lyell Meeting, which takes place on 9 March, will look at palaeoninformatics – the information technology used to manage, preserve and distribute palaeontological data ‘Palaeontological data is our record of life on earth, and of the history of our biosphere’ says University College London’s Dr Jeremy Young, who is co-convening the …
A guest post from the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (PESGB) 6th Annual PESGB Stoneley Lecture ‘Uncertainty – Is Technology the Solution?’ with Lord Robert Winston Central Hall Westminster, London Tuesday 8 March 2016, 6pm (followed by a free drinks reception) The PESGB is delighted to announce that the distinguished Parliamentarian, Professor and TV …
Nearly three years ago, two researchers uncovered a series of footprints on a beach in Happisburgh, Norfolk. Preserved for at least 800,000 years beneath layers of sediment, the footprints had been exposed by recent storms. There was just enough time to record 3D images of them before they were swallowed up by the tide.
Following our inaugural themed Year of Mud, the Society has declared 2016 to be the Year of Water! Throughout 2016, we’ll be exploring the different and varied ways in which geology and water interact, and the importance of these links to people and the environment.
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.