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William Smith Map

William Smith Map

The Museum’s third copy of William Smith’s pioneering geological map of 1815. Numbered a91, it was signed off by Smith on January 23rd, 1816 and has been conserved under the direction of Nicholas Burnett of Museum Conservation Services.

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William Smith's illustration of Lower Chalk Fossils

William Smith's illustration of Lower Chalk Fossils

William Smith’s illustration of the fossils which he found to be characteristic of the Lower Chalk.

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William Smith's first geological section

William Smith's first geological section

Smith’s first attempt at a geological section from Snowdon to London illustrating the successive divisions of mappable rock formations

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William Smith's depiction of Isle of Wight v1

William Smith's depiction of Isle of Wight v1

Two versions of Smith’s depiction of the strata of the Isle of Wight, showing how he continually modified the map.

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Simon Matthews map of Swiss Alps

Simon Matthews map of Swiss Alps

A recent prize-winning geological map of a complex region of the Swiss Alps produced by Simon Matthews, an undergraduate in the Department of Earth Sciences.

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Drinks at Geological Society

Drinks at Geological Society

Alumni Panel Discussion Event, Geological Society, London 2015

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Drinks in the Lower Library

Drinks in the Lower Library

Alumni Panel Discussion Event, Geological Society, London

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Alumni Panel Discussion

Alumni Panel Discussion

Alumni Panel Discussion Event, Geological Society, London

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Esquel pallasite from the Natural History Museum collections

Esquel pallasite from the Natural History Museum collections

The Esquel pallasite from the Natural History Museum collections, consists of gem-quality crystals of the silicate mineral olivine embedded in a matrix of iron-nickel alloy. Credit: Copyright the Natural History Museum

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Fieldwork in the Malverns, 1892

Fieldwork in the Malverns, 1892

Mary McKenny Hughes facilitates field work to the Malverns in 1892 for the first generation of Cambridge trained women geologists, which included Gertrude Elles and Ethel Wood. (Mary McKenny Hughes is seen to the left and behind her husband; ‘Gertie’ Elles is standing on the left and Ethel Wood reclines in the left foreground)

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Gertrude Elles

Gertrude Elles

Fieldwork 1913, Gertrude Elles centre back

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Mary McKenny Hughes

Mary McKenny Hughes

Mary McKenny Hughes facilitates field work to the Malverns in 1892 for the first generation of Cambridge trained women geologists, which included Gertrude Elles and Ethel Wood. (Mary McKenny Hughes is seen to the left and behind her husband; ‘Gertie’ Elles is standing on the left and Ethel Wood reclines in the left foreground). Images by William Harland Banks (1867-1930).

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Climate change: a view from the past

Nov 22, 2016

The Geological Society, London

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Clare Donaldson details the adventures of the Part III students on their final field trip to Spain in April 2016

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Matthew Kemp & Greg Palmer (both Part II) give their perspective of the latest field trip to Greece, December 2015

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