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Smith relic debunked

A new study suggests the lock of William Smith’s hair, one of the Geological Society’s treasures, may not be what it seems.

The hair, preserved in the frame of Smith’s portrait in the Society’s entrance hall, was sent for chemical analysis, ahead of the 2015 celebrations for the bicentenary of Smith’s famous geological map of England and Wales.


Gerace Celebrates Edward Lear

I found this article only a few days ago: it reports that Gerace, a small town in Calabria, put up a plaque last June to celebrate Edward Lear’s two visits to the town. 315 more words

Edward Lear

Cricket stars unite for Lord’s 200th anniversary

Tendulkar, Gilchrist, Sehwag, Warne, Chanderpaul are just some of the names on the team-sheets for the MCC versus Rest of the World match at Lord’s on 5th July. 143 more words