Dinner with a dinosaur – farewell Dippy, and thanks for the inspiration
Events

Dinner with a dinosaur – farewell Dippy, and thanks for the inspiration

A guest post from Exploration Geoscientist Ben Kilhams, Communications Officer of our Petroleum Group… Everyone loves a good dinosaur. For many, their first fossil discovery or interaction with a museum exhibit instils a lifelong passion for understanding the history and mysteries of our planet. But one particular dinosaur (or at least a skeletal replica) has … Continue reading

The 2016 Lyell meeting – Palaeoinformatics
Events

The 2016 Lyell meeting – Palaeoinformatics

The Geological Society’s 2016 Lyell Meeting, which takes place on 9 March, will look at palaeoninformatics – the information technology used to manage, preserve and distribute palaeontological data ‘Palaeontological data is our record of life on earth, and of the history of our biosphere’ says University College London’s Dr Jeremy Young, who is co-convening the … Continue reading

Walking Through Time
Interviews

Walking Through Time

Nearly three years ago, two researchers uncovered a series of footprints on a beach in Happisburgh, Norfolk. Preserved for at least 800,000 years beneath layers of sediment, the footprints had been exposed by recent storms. There was just enough time to record 3D images of them before they were swallowed up by the tide. Continue reading

New Documentary: Nature’s Wonderlands
Arts

New Documentary: Nature’s Wonderlands

Former President, author and palaeontologist Richard Fortey’s new BBC 4 documentary is kicking off tonight! ‘Nature’s Wonderlands: Islands of Evolution’ investigates why islands are natural laboratories of evolution and meets some of the remarkable and unique species that live on them. Episode one, which travels to Hawaii to investigate how life colonises a newly born … Continue reading