Fiann Smithwick, scientific adviser and part of the fossil excavation team for the BBC 1 documentary ‘Attenborough and the Sea Dragon’, speaks to us about his experiences working on a natural history documentary with Sir David Attenborough, his fossil hunting and his PhD topic of fossil colour…
Our ‘geologists you didn’t know were geologists’ series has become a geoadvent regular. Here, Geoscientist editor Ted Nield recounts the tale of a young American couple, their contribution to the mining industry, and the reason they were forced to take early retirement from their geological careers….
The 2017 Bryan Lovell meeting, ‘Mining for the Future’, is taking place on 23-24 November. Spaces are still available – register now!
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.
A guest post from Stephen Buss, Assistant Scientific Editor (hydrogeology) of the Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, and Jonathan Smith, QJEGH Associate board member This month, the Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology (QJEGH) publishes a set of papers on ‘organic contaminants in groundwater’. There are five papers in the set, covering …
The Geological Society is pleased to be working in partnership with the Social Mobility Foundation to help improve social mobility within the Earth Sciences.
As part of the Year of Risk, the Geological Society is teaming up with the Institute of Risk Management for a week of conferences exploring the role geologists can play in the management of risk, and what lessons we can learn from other sectors.
Congratulations to Tricia Henton, Council member and lately Non-Executive Director at The Coal Authority, who has been awarded the MBE for services to the Environment and Professional Education in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
This year’s Wollaston Medal, our highest award, is presented to Professor Richard Alley of Penn State University – one of the foremost Earth scientists of his generation.
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.