This year’s Earth Science Week saw around 60 events in the UK and Ireland, ranging from craft workshops to geowalks, exhibitions, talks and quiz nights. Our theme was ‘Our Restless Earth’, in celebration of 50 years of plate tectonic theory – here are a few of the highlights…
A few weeks ago, we launched the Plate Tectonic Stories competition which is celebrating the important role of narrative and storytelling in geology and now we’re looking for inspired creative masterpieces from you!
A guest post from Dr Lloyd White, Lecturer in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Wollongong, Australia, who is currently on board the JOIDES Resolution research vessel as part of the International Ocean Discovery Program.
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.
The Geological Society is pleased to be working in partnership with the Social Mobility Foundation to help improve social mobility within the Earth Sciences.
A guest post from artist Sophie Maliphant about her project to raise money for Nepal following the devastating 2015 earthquake.
The North West Highlands Geopark is running a crowdfunder with a deadline of Monday 5 June – find out more!
On Wednesday 3rd May the Geological Society hosted the National Schools Geology Challenge and Early Career Geologist Award Finals at Burlington House. A total of seven different school teams and six early career geologists from across the UK battled it out to win the coveted geo trophies.
A guest post from Stuart Blake, Director of the Locharanza Centre, on the survival of the Locharanza Field Studies Centre
Dougal Jerram reviews the Bodleian’s ‘Volcanoes’ exhibition, exploring how volcanoes have been depicted in art and popular culture through history.