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John and Anne Phillips 2019 Lecture “Mapping the Anthropocene impact on the biosphere”

Mapping the Anthropocene impact on the biosphere Mark Williams School of Geography, Geology and the Environment, University of Leicester, UK Most species on planet Earth have ecological ranges defined by factors such as latitudinal changes in surface temperature and rainfall, …

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YPS and Geology at Hull: “Geological Mapping and Sustainable Resources in Africa”

John and Anne Phillips Lecture Dr Kathryn Goodenough, British Geological Survey Edinburgh “Geological Mapping and Sustainable Resources in Africa”. Free lecture organised by YPS and Geology at Hull 6pm Allam Theatre, University of Hull, Campus Map No booking is necessary …

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Rock Samples for the Geological Map – Cafe Sci- 6 July

To celebrate the positioning of the final rock samples next to the Geological Mosaic, Cafe Scientifique is holding a discussion on July 6th – “Representing the rocks of William Smith’s Map: Learning the hard way!” Last year, to celebrate the …

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Geological map – Final samples in place

The installation of the William Smith Geological Map mosaic was completed last week with the positioning of the final rock samples in front of the surrounding flower borders. The last samples were two of the clays, representing Smith’s Red Marl …

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Representing the rocks of William Smith’s Map: Learning the hard way!

Last year, to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the first geological map of a whole country, the YPS and YMT sponsored a large mosaic of the Yorkshire section of Smith’s map in Museum Gardens. Our contributors were keen that we …

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Geological map – Yorkshire Rocks moved in place

YPS  members will recall that when we unveiled the stunning mosaic in Museum Gardens, representing the Yorkshire section of William Smith’s 1815 map, we promised to put samples of the real rocks in the flower borders nearby. This has taken …

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‘Potter Man’ fires clays for Geological Map

‘Potter Man’, Lee Steele, from Holme on Spalding Moor, has helped the Geological Map Team with one of the problems in putting the final touches to the walk on Geological map in Museum Gardens. YPS members will remember that we promised …

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Smith and his 1815 map

The geological map project was inspired by the two hundredth anniversary of the publication of a famous map – described as ‘The map that changed the world’ by Simon Winchester, in his book of the same name. Much has been written …

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Geological Map presented to the public

On Tuesday September 29th, in a full evening ceremony, the pebble mosaic representing the Yorkshire section of William Smith’s 1815 geological map was presented to the public. Created by Janette Ireland, this beautiful artwork can be seen behind the ruins …

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Lord Mayor unveils Map Donors’ Plaque

In a ceremony on Wednesday September 23rd, the Right Honourable, the Lord Mayor of York, Councillor Sonja Crisp unveiled a plaque acknowledging the major donors to the Geological Map project. This beautiful artwork, a pebble mosaic representing the Yorkshire section of …

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