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More details of Earth Science Week 2018 coming soon!  In the meantime read about all the exciting things we were involved in for ESW 2017 below. 

The Society has hosted Earth Science Week since 2011. Last year’s Earth Science Week took place on 7-15 October 2017, and the theme was ‘Our Restless Earth’ to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Plate Tectonics theory. You can find the Photo competition winners details, as well as other items from the 2017 agenda below...


Photo Competition


1st place: 
Three Sisters of Glencoe in Autumn: Milena Farajewicz 

2nd place: 
Clifftop bowling overlooking Loch Maree: Emma Smith
3rd place:
* Limestone weathering, Gower: Kevin Privet
Other Finalists:
* Midges and Rain, Glencoe: Mark Ainsley
*Sand Blown, Bridport West Bay: Giordano Battistel 
* ‘The Amphitheatre’ near Giant’s Causeway: Nigel Bell
* Mam Tor: Wayne Brittle
* Laminated sandstones on Gullane beach: Milena Farajewicz
* Lulworth Crumple: Mark Godden
* Assynt: Timothy Gregory
* Connemara National Park, County Galway: Ankit Verma
* Subterranean, White Scar Caves: Gina Williams

See winners article on our blog


Whilst Earth Science Week events may have come to an end you can still go on your own self guided geowalk, you can find a range of links to self guided walks on our geowalks page.

School visits

We’d love more geologists to take part in school workshops – let us know if you have ideas, or have a look at our education resources for some inspiration. If you’re a school or college interested in a visit from a geologist, get in touch!

Earth Science Week 2017 Launch Event

For the launch of Earth Science Week 2017, Ashley Reinhardt gave a talk about her cycling trip to all of the Geological Society's 100 Great Geosites. Watch it here!

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We’d love to hear from you during the week with pictures or details of what you’re doing. If you're running an event or activity we'd be happy to add it to our listings.


Earth Science Week Schools event


12 October 2017: a special event on Plate Tectonics and Mineralogy

Self Guided Geowalks

Self-Guided Geowalks

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