2016 Awards – John Underhill, Lyell Medallist
Interviews

2016 Awards – John Underhill, Lyell Medallist

This year’s Lyell Medal is awarded to Professor John Underhill, Shell Professor of Exploration Geoscience at Heriot-Watt University. Professor Underhill researches the sedimentology, structural geology and stratigraphy of prospective basins, and is currently focusing on projects relating to the integration of subsurface data with field exposures. ‘New techniques make it possible to place observations that can … Continue reading

New Year, New…Epoch?
News

New Year, New…Epoch?

Happy new year, blog readers! While the rest of us are working on making, breaking and conveniently overlooking newly made resolutions, some in the geological community are focusing on a more fundamental resolution. It’s a subject which has been under discussion for several years, and the topic of countless meetings, articles and debates. Now, the … Continue reading

General Election 2015 – Science & the party manifestos
News / Policy

General Election 2015 – Science & the party manifestos

It’s just under two weeks until the country goes to the ballot box for the General Election 2015 and the science policy community have been busy reading manifestos, collating pledges and grilling politicians. We’ve collected together some useful articles and sources on science and the general election work in today’s blog post. You can also … Continue reading

Oil and Gas in the Arctic
Interviews

Oil and Gas in the Arctic

In the second of our Climate Week blogs, we look at the controversial issue of exploring the Arctic for oil and gas resources. The Arctic has fascinated explorers for hundreds of years, from Rennaissance attempts to find a Northwest Passage, to the 20th century race for the North Pole. For the oil and gas industry, … Continue reading

Events / Out in the field

British Science Festival 2013 – dinosaurs, landslides and carbon sinks

Earlier this month we attended the British Science Festival in sunny Newcastle, and had a great time trying to squeeze in as many geological events as possible. Other than our own undeniably fabulous event, highlights include learning about UK landslides with the British Geological Survey, and urban carbon sinks with our very own soon to … Continue reading