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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

Stories

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

History

It has long been a fact familiar to geologists, that, both on...

It has long been a fact familiar to geologists, that, both on the east and west coasts of the central part of Scotland, there are lines of raised beaches, containing marine shells of the same species as those now inhabiting the neighbouring sea. 6 more words

Charles Lyell

NatSCA Digital Digest

Jobs and Traineeships

If, like many, your world will never be the same again once Dippy the Diplodocus retires from his position adorning the entrance hall to the Natural History Museum in South Kensington, you can at least help secure him a happy future by going for the job of… 189 more words

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