From Roman Baths to building stones, fossil finds to mineral mines, the geology and industrial history of South West Britain is full of interest. Amateur, professional and academic geologists and collectors alike played key roles in unravelling the fascinating geology and revealing the resources of this complex area. Many of their names and achievements are …
A guest blog from The Royal Institution about the ways in which the Ri have communicated the science and importance of plate tectonics through time.
Behind door 20 of the geoadvent, GSL Education Assistant Will Foreman reviews the University of Cambridge Library’s ‘Landscapes Below’ exhibition, on display until 29 March 2018.
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….
It hardly seems a minute since we were celebrating trilobites named after The Beatles, analysing the rock content of rock music with surprising accuracy, chasing William Smith around Wales and decorating our Christmas trees with dinosaurs – but the Great Geoadvent is back!
The Geological Society was founded on 13th November 1807 – 210 years ago today!
Ten years ago, we celebrated our 200th birthday with a year long programme of events – here’s some highlights of what took place…
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.
Opening just in time for April Fools’ Day, the Geological Society Library’s latest exhibition ‘The Lying Stones of Johann Beringer’ tells the story of one of geology’s earliest recorded practical jokes.
Dougal Jerram reviews the Bodleian’s ‘Volcanoes’ exhibition, exploring how volcanoes have been depicted in art and popular culture through history.
A guest post from the Sedgwick Museum’s Douglas Palmer The lecture was titled ‘On the Classification of the Fossil Animals Commonly Named Dinosaurs’ and it was given in 1887 by Harry Govier Seeley, Professor of Geology at King’s College, London. Seeley argued that the ‘terrible lizards’, which were becoming increasingly popular at the time, could …