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Minerals, pigments and William Smith

10 October 2015
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Workshop, Social event
Organised by:
Earth Science Week 2015, William Smith Bicentenary
Brighton Building, Madingley Rise, Madingley Road, Cambridge
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In 1815 William Smith published the first edition of his Geological Map of England and Wales. As well as providing and understanding of the ground beneath our feet and giving birth to a new branch of Geology (stratigraphy), the map is a beautiful work of art.

From Palaeolithic times until the 1800s artists used natural minerals as pigments for paints. Join us at the Brighton Building to learn which minerals were used, have a go at mixing your own paint from mineral pigments and colour your own geological map of England and Wales.

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Event Details:

Time: 10.00-12.00 and 14.00-16.00

Cost: Free.

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8+ children must be accompanied by an adult

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