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Charles Lyell's Friends and Family

It’s that time of the year again, when we come together with friends and family to share in the festivities. So I thought it would be wonderful to find out about the family and friends of Charles Lyell. 595 more words

Charles Lyell

Charles Lyell and the Sowerbys

Imagine this: Charles Lyell sitting with his friend George Brettingham Sowerby discussing and identifying fossils from Lyell’s last adventure whilst in a pair of plushy armchairs drinking tea. 607 more words

History Of The Collection

Nature's medals

By Sarah Joomun, Documentation officer

In the 1820s a young geologist named Charles Lyell travelled around France studying the landscape and rock formations to try and work out the processes that created them. 378 more words

Earth Collections

Flood legends of more ancient peoples 

“​ tradition of a deluge among the Araucanian Indians… legend also of the ancient Peruvians of an inundation many years before the reign of the Incas, in which only six persons were saved on a float…” 17 more words


On this day in history, February 22

1371 – Think of marrying the boss’s daughter? Can’t aim much higher than Walter Stewart, who married the Scottish King Robert the Bruce’s daughter. Their son Robert becomes king of Scotland on this day. 557 more words