Other Organisations & Societies Events and News

A diverse programme of events are organised by other geological organisations and societies, ranging from lectures and conferences to field trips and public outreach events.

Please note that these are not GA events and so for further details, please use the contacts listed with each event.

Click here to download the circular of events.

February 2017

 

Raising Horizons
1st-28th February

 

"Raising Horizons is an exhibition by photographer Leonora Saunders in collaboration with TrowelBlazers, which aims to show that women pioneers have always been part of archaeology and the earth sciences. Posed by inspirational individuals working in these fields today, each image meticulously recreates moments from the lives of their historic counterparts - some of the greatest British women in science over the last two centuries".

The exhibition is FREE and runs from 1st-28th February in the Lower Library of the Geological Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1A 0DU.

Drop in visitors are welcome, BUT some days there will be other events in the library so you are advised to ‘phone or email to double-check access before you plan a visit (020 7434 9944, receptionist@geolsoc.org.uk )

This exhibition received a grant from the Curry Fund of the Geologists’ Association.

Mary Anning Charlotte MurchisonLeft: Mary Anning, posed by Dr Lorna Steel of the NHM.

Right: Charlotte Murchison, posed by Dr Natasha Steven of Plymouth University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Uxbridge Rock Show
11th-23rd February

Uxbridge Library

 

Essex Gem and Mineral Show
18th February
Essex gem and mineral show


April 2017

Why Dinosaurs Matter With Professor Ken Lacovara
The Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain's GEOLiteracy Tour
8 - 15 April 2017

GeoLiteracy

 

Launch of new website for Sussex Geodiversity

The Sussex Geodiversity Partnership was formed in 2011 with the aim of promoting and protecting geodiversity in East and West Sussex and the city of Brighton and Hove. Originating with the Sussex RIGGS scheme hosted by Booth Museum of Natural History in Brighton from 1993 to 2006, the Sussex Geodiversity Partnership is hosted by the Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre.

The Partnership comprises a small group of geologists and geomorphologists with the aim of sharing information on the geodiversity of Sussex, influencing policy and promoting cross-regional working for geodiversity. The public face of the Partnership is the new website at (prior to its launch on the 15th October 2013 it can be previewed at http://www.geodiversitysussex.org.uk/geology/ )

As well as providing information on the geology of Sussex, the website was developed to provide an open-access database for all geological and geomorphological sites in Sussex. Using the original RIGS surveys, the 120 sites were re-surveyed and updated reports produced in 2011/12 by the Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre working with West and East Sussex County Councils.

The website is still being populated with site data. Initially, only details of sites with public access will be made available together with regional geological information. Details of limited access sites will be added subject to permission from the landowners. A comprehensive bibliography of publications on Sussex geology and geomorphology is being added and there will be links to other websites and a news item page.  Over the next six months the number of sites covered by the site will increase, so keep checking in a learn more about the exceptional Geodiversity of Sussex.

Please do have a look at the website. Ideas for improvements and additions to the website are welcome via the feedback form.

New website on Antarctic Glaciers

A new website on Antarctic Glaciers has been created by Dr Bethan Davies to document glacial response to climate change. The site is available at www.AntarcticGlaciers.org and has been designed to appeal to students from A-Level upwards and aims to deliver peer-reviewed science to the general public.  Many commonly misunderstood concepts have been explained, and the site provides many photographs, maps and images that of Antarctica. It covers lots of topics from the A-Level geography curriculum, and also much of the exciting research currently being done in Antarctica. There is a section on careers in geography and geosciences, projects and essay questions targeted at A-Level students.