Read all the latest news in Issue 403 of our fortnightly Society newsletter.
Geological Society newsletter - Issue 403
Wednesday 7 April 2021
Welcome to Issue 403 of the fortnightly Geological Society newsletter. 

  • Education: Schools Geology Challenge 2021 final - winners and runners-up
  • Library: Check out the Library team's E-book of the month
  • Events: April plays host to a variety of events including the Year of Space lecture on Venus
  • Publications: Discover the latest research from Publishing House
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EDUCATION/ Schools Geology Challenge 2021 Final

Our 10th Schools Geology Challenge final took place on 18 March as a virtual event, with schools from across the nation and as far away as Malaysia taking part.

Students were asked to tackle a geological problem solving exercise and present their findings to a panel of judges. It was a close-run contest, however after much deliberation, the Alice Smith School were crowned as the winners, with both the Tiffin Girls School and Cirencester College named as runners-up.

Congratulations to all our winners and finalists!
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LIBRARY/ E-Book of the month- Beaches and Coasts

This month we have chosen to highlight the excellent Beaches and Coasts as our e-book of the month. According to a recent review in Geoscientist, it is ‘a concise and informative book that summarises the nature of Earth’s different coastlines and has much to offer to those in advanced courses and working in coastal management.’

Fellows enjoy free access to many more great e-books from the Library via an OpenAthens account. If you’ve yet to register, simply download the registration form and return to the Library.

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EVENTS/ Upcoming events

These events will be held virtually.
  • Hydrogen Storage in Caverns (co-organised with Supergen Energy Storage Network and the Energy Research Accelerator) – 12 April 2021
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The biostratigraphy of Carboniferous chondrichthyans - By Michał Ginter

Despite the long history of investigation into Paleozoic sharks, and especially their teeth, our knowledge of their usefulness in biostratigraphy and palaeoecology is still at an early stage of development.

Read more on the Lyell Collection 
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BRUCS: a new system for classifying and naming mappable rock units - By Martin R. Gillespie and A. Graham Leslie

A new scheme is introduced for classifying and naming mappable rock bodies that lack primary stratification.

Read more on the Lyell Collection 
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DIVERSITY & INCLUSION/ Survey by the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain

The Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland is running a survey on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the mineralogical and geoscience community.

Find out more and take part
More events

Energy Group -Call for abstracts for both events

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Year of Space
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