Our 2017 London Lecture series is now well underway, with several of the talks relating to the 2017 Year of Risk. The series was kicked off in January by Geological Society President Malcolm Brown, who gave a talk entitled ‘Risk and Uncertainty in Exploration for Oil and Gas.’ In our latest podcast interview, Malcolm explains …
Easter is just over a week away, which can only mean one thing…the return of the glorious Great Geobakeoff! Yes, the Great British Bakeoff may be no more, but its geological counterpart has refused all lucrative offers and elected to continue uninterrupted by commercial breaks.
Dougal Jerram reviews the Bodleian’s ‘Volcanoes’ exhibition, exploring how volcanoes have been depicted in art and popular culture through history.
Professor Bill McGuire explains some of the geological effects of climate change, following his recent London Lecture at the Geological Society
The first Bryan Lovell Meeting is an opportunity to think about how our science feeds into hazard management and understanding, and how geoscience can be part of the solution to many of these issues.
Following two successful themed years, the Geological Society has named 2017 the Year of Risk.
In the early hours of 24th August 2016, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck central Italy, southeast of Norcia. Fellows and members of the public may find the following resources useful.
As everyone of course knows, Dante’s Peak is the greatest of all geological disaster movies (fight with me in the comments.) So I was thrilled last month when University of Hull volcanologist Dr Rebecca Williams not only delivered a brilliant London Lecture, but confirmed that the film is, at least pyroclastically speaking, more or less …
Despite Sheldon Cooper’s references to geologists as ‘the dirt people’*, geologists are not usually associated in the public mind with soil. Most of the planet’s soil is no older than the Pleistocene (2.58 million – 11,700 years ago) – surely geologists are concerned with much older, much rockier stuff than this?