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= BGS175: 175th Anniversary Science Symposium of the founding of the British Geological Survey, 28th September, Royal Institution, London =
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The British Geological Survey is the world's oldest national geological survey and commemorated its 175th anniversary in 2010.
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The event was marked by a one-day science symposium on 28 September 2010.
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The symposium showcased our world-class science and technologies, demonstrating their relevance, societal benefits and positive impacts in addressing 21st century challenges; including living with environmental change, energy and natural resource security, rising CO<sub>2</sub> emissions and geohazards.
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* Peak metal: Scarcity of supply or scare story?
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* Bronze Age Mediterraneans may have visited Stonehenge
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* Modelling of Icelandic volcanic ash particles
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The event was attended by influential stakeholders including representatives from government, industry, academia, international geological surveys, students and the national media.
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Guest speakers included Dr Marcia McNutt, and [https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/staff/iain-stewart Professor Iain Stewart].
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Britain's best-known natural history film-maker, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Attenborough Sir David Attenborough], featured in the panel discussion to close the symposium.
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About the British Geological Survey, 2010.
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== Win a place at BGS175 ==
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The winners of a VIP day at the science symposium, featuring Sir David Attenborough, are listed in the table below.
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{| class="wikitable"
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| Jonathan Wyatt, SHROPSHIRE || Paul Colinese, LONDON
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|-
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| John Williams, SURREY || Sophie Hibben, KENT
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|-
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| Lisa Allan, LONDON || Rob Flanders, CHESHIRE
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|-
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| Vince Piper, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE || Steven Cadman, SURREY
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|-
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| Sahja Haji, LONDON || Litsa Breingan, LONDON
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|-
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| Paul Dotteridge, HERTFORDSHIRE || Stephen Metheringham, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
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|-
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| Milo Brook, OXFORDSHIRE || Catherine Unsworth, LONDON
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|}
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== About the day ==
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===Symposium agenda===
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Download the oral programme 200 KB pdf
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===Keynote speakers and special guests===
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{| class="wikitable"
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|-
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|'''Video presentation''': [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NstzDgR4fE About the British Geological Survey - 175 years of geoscience]||
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|-
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|Sir David Attenborough wrote and narrated BBC's [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snuna3fLYAg Uncovering Our Earliest Ancestor] ||[[File:Attenborough Thumb Copyright IanSalvage.jpg]]
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|-
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|Marcia McNutt, USGS Director, [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISzUlINbB4o Introduction to The National Map]||[[File:Mcnutt USGS.jpg]]
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|-
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|Professor Iain Stewart in the BBC's [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kphF71S5F0Q How Earth Made Us]. Iain tells the epic story of how the planet has shaped our history.||[[File:Stewart plymouth.jpg]]
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|-
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|}
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== Presentations ==
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Insert Video: Panel session
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{| class="wikitable"
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|'''Morning session A'''||
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|-
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| Opening address || John Ludden, Executive Director, BGS
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|-
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| [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NstzDgR4fE About the BGS - 175 years of geoscience]||
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|-
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| Twenty-first century survey || Denis Peach, Chief Scientist, BGS
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|-
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| Acuity, accuracy and application: from systematic geological mapping to responsive 3D+ surveys || Martin Smith, Head Geology & Landscape, BGS
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|-
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| From watercolour to web || Keith Westhead, Head Knowledge Exchange, BGS
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|-
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| '''Keynote''': Facing tomorrow’s challenges with integrated science || Marcia McNutt, Director, USGS
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|-
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|'''Morning session B'''||
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|-
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| OneGeology: improving access to geoscience globally || Ian Jackson, Chief of Operations, BGS
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| North American liaisons || Garth Earls, Director, GSNI
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|-
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| Arabian adventures: geological mapping and climate change in Arabia || Andrew Farrant, Geologist, BGS
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| Groundwater animals: extending our understanding of biodiversity in the UK || Louise Maurice, Groundwater ecologist, BGS
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| Life just got complicated || Dr Phil Wilby, Geologist, BGS
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|-
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|'''Afternoon session A'''||
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| Predict or prepare: natural hazards and human disasters || David Kerridge, Head Earth Hazards & Systems, BGS
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| Groundwater, health and livelihoods in Africa || Alan MacDonald, Hydrogeologist, BGS
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|-
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| Marine exploration || Robert Gatliff, Head Marine Geoscience, BGS
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|-
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| Carbon capture and storage (CCS):demonstrating the concept || Andy Chadwick, Head CO2 Storage Research, BGS
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|-
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| Future energy: renewable energy dividends from our coal mining legacy || Diarmad Campbell, Chief Geologist, Scotland, BGS
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|-
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| Keynote: The human planet || Iain Stewart, Professor of Geosciences, Communication, University of Plymouth
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|-
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| '''Afternoon session B'''||
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|-
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| Malthus revisited? Population growth, environmental change and resource limits || Andrew Bloodworth, Head Minerals & Waste, BGS
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|-
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| Looking forward to making predictions: BGS’s role in the next decade and beyond. || Andrew Hughes, Hydrogeologist, BGS
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|-
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|'''Panel session'''||
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|Featuring: Sir David Attenborough, Marcia McNutt (Director, USGS) Iain Stewart (Chair), Randy Parrish (Head of NIGL), Kathryn Goodenough (Geologist, BGS), Mike Ellis (Head of Climate Science, BGS).||
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|'''Closing remarks'''||
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|-
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|Closing remarks by Jon Gluyas (BGS Board Chair), and BUFI poster prize presentation.||
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|}
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Ar y cyd â Howel Williams, cyhoeddodd [[Edward Greenly D.Sc.|Greenly]] ''Methods of Geological Surveying'' yn 1930 a’i hunangofiant ''A Hand through Time: Memories Romantic'' and ''Geological'' a ymddangosodd yn 1938. Bu farw ym Mangor yn 1951 ac yn briodol iawn fe’i claddwyd ym mynwent Llangristiolus, Ynys Môn. Mae ei fedd wedi’i gyfnodi’n Safle Geoamrywiaeth o Bwysigrwydd Rhanbarthol (RIGS).
 
Ar y cyd â Howel Williams, cyhoeddodd [[Edward Greenly D.Sc.|Greenly]] ''Methods of Geological Surveying'' yn 1930 a’i hunangofiant ''A Hand through Time: Memories Romantic'' and ''Geological'' a ymddangosodd yn 1938. Bu farw ym Mangor yn 1951 ac yn briodol iawn fe’i claddwyd ym mynwent Llangristiolus, Ynys Môn. Mae ei fedd wedi’i gyfnodi’n Safle Geoamrywiaeth o Bwysigrwydd Rhanbarthol (RIGS).
  
[[Category:Welsh geologists]]
 
  
[[Category:Pioneers of the British Geological Survey]]
 
  
  
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|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
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|| Hand specimen:
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|| Limestone from Durness, Sutherland.
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|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=101713 P527664]
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|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
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|| Hand specimen:
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|| Limestone from Durness, Sutherland.
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|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=101716 P527665]
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|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
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|| Hand specimen:
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= Geologists' Association excursions - list by date =
|| Dolomite from Elphin, Assynt, Sutherland.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=101798 P527687]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Dolomite from Durness, Sutherland.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=101802 P527688]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Dolomite from near An Corr-eilean, Eriboll, Sutherland.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=101806 P527689]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Dolomite from Durness, Sutherland.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=101810 P527690]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| A specimen of Cambrian Pipe rock from south-west of Achnashellach, Strathcarron, Ross and Cromarty.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=101814 P527691]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Diatomite from Toombridge, Bann Valley, Northern Ireland.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=101945 P527724]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Dolomite from Eriboll, Sutherland.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=101949 P527725]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Dolomite from the Durness Limestone, Sarsgrum, Eriboll, Sutherland.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=101953 P527726]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Dolomite from near Keodale, Durness, Sutherland.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=101957 P527727]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Dolomite from Keodale, Durness, Sutherland.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=101961 P527728]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Mottled limestone from Durness, Sutherland.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=101965 P527729]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Limestone from Durness, Sutherland.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=101969 P527730]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Limestone from Durness, Sutherland.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=101973 P527731]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Limestone from Durness, Sutherland.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=101977 P527732]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Limestone from Eilean Dubh, Durness, Sutherland.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=101981 P527733]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Limestone from Croisaphuills, Durness, Sutherland.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=101985 P527734]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Limestone from the Torran area, Strath, Skye, Invernessshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=101989 P527735]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Limestone from the Torran area, Skye, Invernessshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=101993 P527736]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Limestone from the Torran area, Strath, Skye, Invernessshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=101997 P527737]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Limestone from the Torran area, Skye, Invernessshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102001 P527738]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Brucite marble from Ledbeg, Assynt, Sutherland.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102005 P527739]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Brucite marble from Ledbeg, Assynt, Sutherland.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102009 P527740]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Brucite marble from Ledbeg, Assynt, Sutherland.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102013 P527741]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Brucite marble from Ledbeg, Assynt, Sutherland.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102017 P527742]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Marble from Ledbeg, Assynt, Sutherland.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102021 P527743]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Marble from Ledbeg, Assynt, Sutherland.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102025 P527744]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Marble from Ledbeg, Assynt, Sutherland.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102029 P527745]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Marble from Ledbeg, Assynt, Sutherland.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102033 P527746]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Brucite marble from Kilchrist, Locality 3, Skye, Invernessshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102037 P527747]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Brucite marble from 800 yards north-north-west of Camas Malag, south of Torran, Skye, Invernessshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102041 P527748]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Brucite marble from the Torran area, Skye, Invernessshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102045 P527749]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Brucite marble from the Torran area, Skye, Invernessshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102049 P527750]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Brucite marble from the Torran area, Skye, Invernessshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102053 P527751]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Brucite marble from the Kilchrist area of Skye, Invernessshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102056 P527752]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Brucite marble, Cill Chriosd Quarry, Torran, Skye, Invernessshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102059 P527753]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Brucite marble, Cill Chriosd Quarry, Torran, Skye, Invernessshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102062 P527754]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Dolomite and calcite vein from Newbigging, Nine Lums, one mile west of Burntisland, Fife.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102066 P527755]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Limestone from Freuchie Quarry, Maspie, Falkland, Fifeshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102069 P527756]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Limestone from White Craigs, Bishop Hill, Kinrossshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102072 P527757]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Dolomite from Little Raith, Fifeshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102076 P527758]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Limestone from White Craigs, Bishop Hill, Kinrossshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102080 P527759]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Baked blaes from Clatteringwell Quarry, Bishop Hill, c. one mile north-east of Kinnesswood, Kinrossshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102084 P527760]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Limestone from Rothes Lime Works, Balgeddie, half a mile north-north-west of Leslie Bridge, Fifeshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102087 P527761]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Limestone from near Kirkintilloch, Stirlingshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102090 P527762]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Limestone from north-east of Queenzieburn, Stirlingshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102093 P527763]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Limestone from Corrie Burn, Arran, Buteshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102096 P527764]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Limestone from Thorntonhall Mine (Thorntonhall Lime Works) three miles west of East Kilbride.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102102 P527766]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Limestone from Newbigging Limestone Mine, Nine Lums, Burntisland, Fifeshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102105 P527767]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Limestone from Cults Quarry and Mine, Cupar, Fifeshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102108 P527768]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Limestone from Lannilane Quarry, Straiton, Ayrshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102111 P527769]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Limestone from Loch Thom, Renfrewshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102114 P527770]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Limestone from Ballachullish, Argyllshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102117 P527771]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Limestone from Dalnatrat, Argyllshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102120 P527772]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Weathered limestone from Balachullish, Argyllshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102123 P527773]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Limestone from Loch Kishorn, Ross and Cromarty.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102126 P527774]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Nullipore or coralline sand from Dunvegan, Skye, Invernessshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102129 P527775]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Limestone from Elgol, Skye, Invernessshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102132 P527776]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Nullipore sands from Craig, Plockton, Invernessshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102135 P527777]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Limestone from Heast, Skye, Sutherland.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102138 P527778]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Limestone from Kilmarie, Skye, Invernessshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102141 P527779]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Cyrena Limestone from Elgol, Skye, Invernessshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102144 P527780]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Limestone from Clippens Lime Works, Straiton, Midlothian.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102156 P527784]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Limestone from the Blair Atholl Limestone Quarry, Perthshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102264 P527812]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Limestone from Glenbuchat, Aberdeenshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102476 P527871]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Limestone from the Lismore Limestone Quarry on Eilean nan Caorach, Lismore, Argyllshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102500 P527877]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Loch Tay Limestone from Glendaruel House, Argyllshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102504 P527878]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Ballachulish Limestone from a quarry at Tom an Aoil, Spean Bridge, Invernessshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102508 P527879]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Limestone from Lismore, Argyllshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102512 P527880]
 
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|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Limestone from Swordle, Ardnamurchan, Argyllshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102516 P527881]
 
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|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Limestone fron Broadland Quarry, between Drumdelgie and Broadland, Aberdeenshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102520 P527882]
 
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|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Limestone from Portsoy Marble Quarry, Banffshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102524 P527883]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Limestone from Largie, Aberdeenshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102528 P527884]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Limestone from Goukstone Quarry near Keith, Banffshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102532 P527885]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Limestone from Loch Clunie, Perthshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102536 P527886]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Cornstone from Linksfield Quarry, Morayshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102540 P527887]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Limestone from Randerston, near Fife Ness, Fifeshire.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102544 P527888]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Cornstone from Huntley Hill, Brechin, Angus.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=102548 P527889]
 
|- style="border:none;padding:0.049cm;"
 
|| Hand specimen:
 
|| Limestone from Petershill Reservoir, West Lothian.
 
|| [http://geoscenic.bgs.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=103450 P528153]
 
|-
 
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BGS175: 175th Anniversary Science Symposium of the founding of the British Geological Survey, 28th September, Royal Institution, London

The British Geological Survey is the world's oldest national geological survey and commemorated its 175th anniversary in 2010.

The event was marked by a one-day science symposium on 28 September 2010.

The symposium showcased our world-class science and technologies, demonstrating their relevance, societal benefits and positive impacts in addressing 21st century challenges; including living with environmental change, energy and natural resource security, rising CO2 emissions and geohazards.

  • Peak metal: Scarcity of supply or scare story?
  • Bronze Age Mediterraneans may have visited Stonehenge
  • Modelling of Icelandic volcanic ash particles

The event was attended by influential stakeholders including representatives from government, industry, academia, international geological surveys, students and the national media.

Guest speakers included Dr Marcia McNutt, and Professor Iain Stewart.

Britain's best-known natural history film-maker, Sir David Attenborough, featured in the panel discussion to close the symposium.

About the British Geological Survey, 2010.

Win a place at BGS175

The winners of a VIP day at the science symposium, featuring Sir David Attenborough, are listed in the table below.

Jonathan Wyatt, SHROPSHIRE Paul Colinese, LONDON
John Williams, SURREY Sophie Hibben, KENT
Lisa Allan, LONDON Rob Flanders, CHESHIRE
Vince Piper, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE Steven Cadman, SURREY
Sahja Haji, LONDON Litsa Breingan, LONDON
Paul Dotteridge, HERTFORDSHIRE Stephen Metheringham, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
Milo Brook, OXFORDSHIRE Catherine Unsworth, LONDON

About the day

Symposium agenda

Download the oral programme 200 KB pdf

Keynote speakers and special guests

Video presentation: About the British Geological Survey - 175 years of geoscience
Sir David Attenborough wrote and narrated BBC's Uncovering Our Earliest Ancestor Attenborough Thumb Copyright IanSalvage.jpg
Marcia McNutt, USGS Director, Introduction to The National Map Mcnutt USGS.jpg
Professor Iain Stewart in the BBC's How Earth Made Us. Iain tells the epic story of how the planet has shaped our history. Stewart plymouth.jpg

Presentations

Insert Video: Panel session

Morning session A
Opening address John Ludden, Executive Director, BGS
About the BGS - 175 years of geoscience
Twenty-first century survey Denis Peach, Chief Scientist, BGS
Acuity, accuracy and application: from systematic geological mapping to responsive 3D+ surveys Martin Smith, Head Geology & Landscape, BGS
From watercolour to web Keith Westhead, Head Knowledge Exchange, BGS
Keynote: Facing tomorrow’s challenges with integrated science Marcia McNutt, Director, USGS
Morning session B
OneGeology: improving access to geoscience globally Ian Jackson, Chief of Operations, BGS
North American liaisons Garth Earls, Director, GSNI
Arabian adventures: geological mapping and climate change in Arabia Andrew Farrant, Geologist, BGS
Groundwater animals: extending our understanding of biodiversity in the UK Louise Maurice, Groundwater ecologist, BGS
Life just got complicated Dr Phil Wilby, Geologist, BGS
Afternoon session A
Predict or prepare: natural hazards and human disasters David Kerridge, Head Earth Hazards & Systems, BGS
Groundwater, health and livelihoods in Africa Alan MacDonald, Hydrogeologist, BGS
Marine exploration Robert Gatliff, Head Marine Geoscience, BGS
Carbon capture and storage (CCS):demonstrating the concept Andy Chadwick, Head CO2 Storage Research, BGS
Future energy: renewable energy dividends from our coal mining legacy Diarmad Campbell, Chief Geologist, Scotland, BGS
Keynote: The human planet Iain Stewart, Professor of Geosciences, Communication, University of Plymouth
Afternoon session B
Malthus revisited? Population growth, environmental change and resource limits Andrew Bloodworth, Head Minerals & Waste, BGS
Looking forward to making predictions: BGS’s role in the next decade and beyond. Andrew Hughes, Hydrogeologist, BGS
Panel session
Featuring: Sir David Attenborough, Marcia McNutt (Director, USGS) Iain Stewart (Chair), Randy Parrish (Head of NIGL), Kathryn Goodenough (Geologist, BGS), Mike Ellis (Head of Climate Science, BGS).
Closing remarks
Closing remarks by Jon Gluyas (BGS Board Chair), and BUFI poster prize presentation.

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Edward Greenly

Edward Greenly (1861–1951)

Cofir am Edward Greenly yn bennaf am ei arolwg daearegol o Ynys Môn, gwaith y bu wrthi am bron pum mlynedd ar hugain o’i fywyd.

Image caption: Edward Greenly. Llun trwy garedigrwydd Terry Williams

Edward Greenly (1861–1951)

Campwaith pennaf Edward Greenly oedd cwblhau arolwg daearegol manwl o Ynys Môn. Cyhoeddwyd The Geology of Anglesey (Volume 1 and Volume 2) mewn dwy gyfrol yn 1919 ac yna yn 1920 fap daearegol ar y raddfa un fodfedd i’r filltir. Er bod rhannau o’r gwaith wedi’u diweddaru yn ystod y degawdau dilynol, erys ei astudiaeth yn glasur o fri rhyngwladol.

Mapio Môn

Wrth fapio ynys Môn, gwnaeth Greenly ddefnydd mawr o syniadau tectonig a ddatblygodd wrth iddo fynd i’r afael â gwaith maes cynharach yn Ucheldiroedd yr Alban. Roedd tair prif broblem yn ei wynebu: prinder brigiadau da, yn enwedig mewn ardaloedd mewndirol allweddol bwysig; presenoldeb creigiau gorchuddiol clytiog yn cuddio yn aml y baslawr Cyn-Gambriaidd hŷn; a phresenoldeb toriadau tectonig megis ffawtiau a chylchfaoedd croesrym a oedd yn aml yn rhwystro’r gwaith o gydberthyn gwahanol ddilyniannau o greigiau. Chwaraeodd ei wraig Annie Greenly (Barnard gynt), a oedd yn rhannu ei ddiddordeb mewn daeareg a diwinyddiaeth, rôl hollbwysig drwy baratoi’r mynegai i’w gyfrol.

Ganed Greenly ym Mryste ac fe’i haddysgwyd yng Ngholeg Clifton. Bu’n fyfyriwr yng Ngholeg y Brifysgol, Llundain, cyn ymuno â’r Arolwg Daearegol yn 1889. Yn gyntaf, bu gofyn iddo baratoi arolwg o Ucheldiroedd gogledd-orllewin yr Alban. Daeth yn ffrind agos ac yn gydweithiwr i Ben Peach yr oedd ei archwiliadau wedi bod yn gyfrwng i ddatrys adeiledd cymhleth yr Alban (gan gynnwys adnabod a sylweddoli arwyddocâd Gwthiad Moine). Rhoddodd Greenly y gorau i’w waith gyda’r Arolwg yn 1895 er mwyn iddo, o’i ben a’i bastwn ei hun. roi cychwyn ar ei arolwg o Ynys Môn.

Cyfraniadau pwysig i ddaeareg

Yn gydnabyddiaeth am ei gyfraniadau pwysig i ddaeareg, cafodd Edward Greenly ei dderbyn yn aelod er anrhydedd o gymdeithasau daearegol Caeredin a Lerpwl, a Chymdeithas Hynafiaethwyr Môn. Dyfarnwyd iddo Fedal Lyell, fawr ei bri, y Gymdeithas Ddaearegol yn 1920, medal Cymdeithas Ddaearegol Lerpwl yn 1933 a doethuriaeth er anrhydedd Prifysgol Cymru yn 1920.

Ar y cyd â Howel Williams, cyhoeddodd Greenly Methods of Geological Surveying yn 1930 a’i hunangofiant A Hand through Time: Memories Romantic and Geological a ymddangosodd yn 1938. Bu farw ym Mangor yn 1951 ac yn briodol iawn fe’i claddwyd ym mynwent Llangristiolus, Ynys Môn. Mae ei fedd wedi’i gyfnodi’n Safle Geoamrywiaeth o Bwysigrwydd Rhanbarthol (RIGS).





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