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The destructive power of a landslide

Recent research published in the Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology provides insight into the destruction caused by ground movements at Pissouri Cyprus

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Deep History of Life Underground

A new study in the Journal of the Geological Society could hold the key to the search for life on other worlds. Read our blog for more.

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Yorkshire’s embryo-bearing ichthyosaur

A specimen described in Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society is the star attraction in the Yorkshire Museum’s exhibition, Yorkshire’s Jurassic World,

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Rare giant dinosaur footprints

Dozens of giant footprints discovered on Skye are providing rare evidence of dinosaur evolution in the Middle Jurassic epoch.

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Ancient ‘biosignatures’ of Earth’s oldest life forms identified

It’s thought that microfossils from ancient, highly metamorphosed rocks are destroyed in the high temperatures and pressures associated with that process – but new research published today (09/04/2019) in the Journal of the Geological Society suggests some vital ‘biosignatures’, such as molecular, elemental and isotope signatures, may survive.

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Download the paper free from the Lyell Collection


Geological Society Awards 2019

The Geological Society of London is delighted to announce the recipients of our 2019 awards, to be presented at President's Day on 6 June 2019.

The Wollaston Medal, our highest award, is this year presented to Professor Edward Stolper, William E. Leonhard Professor of Geology at Caltech.

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Winners of New Scholarship

Announcing the two winners of the first ever ZEISS-GSL Scholarship, awarded for innovative microscopy in Earth science related projects.

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