Bicentenary of the Geological Society
The Geological Society, founded 13 November 1807, is the oldest national geological society in the world. The History of Geology Group (HOGG) will be holding an international two-day conference on 12-13 November 2007 to celebrate the Geological Society’s bicentenary.
The conference will focus on the achievements of the Society, the founders, and some of its members and their activities over the past 200 years.
Theme 1: The status of geology in comparison to other sciences in the UK and to geology in other countries around 1807
Theme 2: The foundation and founders of the Society
Theme 3: The first 100 years
Theme 4: Towards the 21st Century
The conference will be preceded by a field trip to the Isle of Wight on the 10-11 November 2007 to visit some of the classic geological localities of historic interest.
On the evening of 12 November 2007 a dinner will be held in the Connaught Rooms, which now incorporates the Free Mason’s Tavern where the Geological Society was founded. A plaque commemorating the founding of the Society will be unveiled.
On the evening of the 13 November, 2007, the Geological Society will be holding a dinner in the Natural History Museum.
Call for papers
Anyone interested in offering a paper should send an abstract of not more than 300 words to firstname.lastname@example.org to arrive not later than 1 June 2006. Please clearly state which theme your paper addresses. As we anticipate a large number of papers to be offered, we regret we will not be able to include everyone. However, we intend to publish a Geological Society Special Publication based on the conference proceedings in which we will be able to include a much larger number of papers, subject to the normal peer review process.
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