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GSL Library: The Colours of Geology

11 August 2017
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Event type:
Social Event, Evening Meeting
Organised by:
Geological Society Library, 1. Geological Society Events
The Geological Society, London
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Join us for the second annual Burlington House Courtyard Late ‘The Colours of Burlington House’ on Friday 11 August 2017.

6.00 - 8.30pm

The Geological Society Library will be hosting special talks on the theme ‘The Colours of Geology’. Suitable for families.

Please note that the pre-booked talks beginning at 6pm are now sold out.  If you have pre-booked, doors open at 5.30pm for a 6pm start.

However, due to popular demand the below talks will be run at the following additional times on a first-come-first-served basis. 

Just drop in on the night!

The Colour of Fossils

Dr Maria McNamara (University College Cork) will explain how the emerging field of fossil colour has revealed unprecedented insights into the ecology and behaviour of ancient animals.

Find out about how colour is preserved in ancient animals and how it can shed light on what they looked like, how they communicated with each other, and how the functions of colour have evolved through deep time.

7.00 - 7.30pm

8.00 - 8.30pm

Lecture Theatre

The Colour of Maps

Dr Allison Ksiazkiewicz (University of Cambridge) will explore how early geologists described three-dimensional landscapes through the visual language of maps and sections of the earth.

Find out about the techniques used in the maps produced by geologists George Bellas Greenough and William Smith and how colour and theories of art played an important role in the first geological maps of Britain.

6.30 - 6.45pm

Entrance Hall


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