Our March London Lecture was given by Professor Emily Rayfield, a palaeontologist at the University of Bristol.
New research on some of the world’s oldest potential animal fossils is published today in the Journal of the Geological Society.
A guest post from Stuart Blake, Director of the Locharanza Centre, on the survival of the Locharanza Field Studies Centre
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.
A treasure trove of exceptionally preserved fossils has been discovered in Würzburg, Germany. The finds, which include perfectly preserved specimens of birds, insects and plants, have already been dubbed the ‘Lügensteine formation’, and may overturn accepted theories as to how fossils are created.
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 …
PESGB GEOLiteracy Tour, 8-15 April 2017: ‘Why Dinosaurs Matter’ With Professor Ken Lacovara The PESGB are delighted to announce that Professor Ken Lacovara will be headlining The PESGB GEOLiteracy Tour 2017. He has unearthed some of the largest dinosaurs ever to walk our planet, including the super-massive Dreadnoughtus, which at 65 tons weighs more than …
New research on fossils from Newfoundland and Labrador, published in Geological Society Special Publication ‘Earth System Evolution and Early Life: A Celebration of the Work of Martin Brasier’, provides new insights into exactly which burrowing animals were the most important engineers.