The inspiration was based on a talk by Caroline Winterer, who is the William Robertson Coe Professor of History and American Studies. One of her specializations are the history of science and the history of our scientific understanding of the world.

She is also the author of five books, including most recently American Enlightenments: Pursuing Happiness in the Age of Reason (Yale, 2016). …

Time is terrifying, it steals everything away!

Time is terrifying, it steals everything away!

I looked upon old photographs, of yesteryear.

Black and white, or sepia, taken this century or the last.

Now digital, forever trapped in the Cloud.

I look at the photograph of an old couple,

50 years or so ago, a bit dusty for sure!

Dashing young man, with a happy wife!

Old money of St Andrews and Britain.

Their house packed with memories,

Now full and decaying, like old money does,

It is decaying, like the British Empire,

Still magnificent, but falling apart, one, by, one!

Time is a thief, a robber, a…

This free online conference organised by the Scottish Geology Trust will share ideas and inspiring initiatives from Orkney to France that have successfully engaged different audiences in geology and how the Earth works.

The event will be held on Zoom and focus on why it’s important to tell Earth’s story drawing on case studies that show great examples of engaging audiences in geological sites, landscapes and climate change.

1977 Soviet postcard with space art by A. Gurikov, picturing the astronauts and cosmonauts of the 1975 Apollo-Soyuz mission.


Crimson sky into abysm,
He stares out asea,
Righteous Terror,
Inkling Trek,
Sullen aw!
High Orchestral Odea,
Alights into Orbit,
Dry Baikonur under Buran,
Flying tall, Gagarin, Apollo, and Chang’e,
Ibises into the sky,
Eclectic sites from 59,
Leonov of 65,
Divine Dragons of 69!

Scottish Geology Trust inspires Angus man to lay foundation for society celebrating Tayside landscape.

The early success of the trust has now inspired Arbroath man Hunor Deak to create a group focused on the geological treasures on the area’s doorstep — among them the Angus town’s distinctive red sandstone cliffs.

New society will align with aims of Scottish Geology Trust.

Hunor, 23, said: “If there was one place in the world you could go to understand how the planet works, why climate changes, why life evolved — Scotland would be it.

“The diversity of geology in Scotland has underpinned…

Commodity analyst with a broad scientific background who thrives in a fast paced business environment. Focus on supply and demand as well as future market trends such as electric vehicles or ESG. Keen interest in traveling, with a passion for history and politics.

Business Development Analyst

Involved in the development of CRU’s merger and acquisition strategy, identifying and screening new opportunities.

Establishing competitor analysis framework. Leading new partnerships between CRU and external stakeholders.

As an applied physical geographer I use ice penetrating radar and remotely sensed imagery to comprehend and characterise the subglacial environment (morphology, geology and hydrology) and flow dynamics of ice streams in Antarctica. I am particularly interested in the topographic controls on ice flow and the entrainment and transportation of sediment through the glacial system.

I am passionate about education and outreach. I develop and teach on various undergraduate modules, focussing on ice, climate, geology and science communication and I supervise research projects at all levels (undergraduate, masters and PhD). …

Oil and Gas professional working within the Drilling sector as a Drilling Analyst for Sekal AS. Sound understanding of Wellsite and Drilling Operations with a key focus on Lithological Interpretation and Drilling Optimisation.

Drilling Analyst — Sekal AS

Working within remote operations providing drilling engineering services via Sekal AS software developed by The Norwegian Research Centre (NORCE). Monitoring wells predominately within in the North Seas Norwegian Sector in addition to global assets / wells when required as per clients requirements.

Drilltronics: Real-time dynamic modelling for drilling automation processes including pump start up, pack off protection and surge and swab protection.

Drillscene: Real-time dynamic modelling for drilling trend analysis in order to optimise drilling operations and reduce NPT.

Drillexpect: Drilling process modelling for pre-operation planning and post operation analysis.

There are many locations between bustling Montrose in the north, and the brooding red-sandstone blocks of Arbroath in the south, where agates and related chalcedonies may be collected, both at coastal locations and inland.

You can find more information here about agates:

Little stones,

They line,

Line the Angus coast,

Scattered from the past.

He is one of the successful students of Mr Ewing, geology teacher at Arbroath High School. Gavin went on to do amazing things!

In my current occupation as a Data Engineer for Halliburton, I have the privilege of utilising the skills I have acquired whilst previously working in an offshore environment. My understanding of Wellsite and Drilling Operations joint with my education in Petroleum Geology has provided me with this opportunity to be part of the SDL division here at Halliburton and effectively monitor drilling and Wellsite operations. …

Hunor Deak

BSc Geology graduate of the University of Edinburgh. Worked as a Student Ambassador, Office Aide, Receptionist and Social Media Rep.

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