Geological Society of Glasgow

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Geological Society of Glasgow
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Formation 17 May 1858 (1858-05-17)[1]
Founded at Glasgow
Purpose Scientific, educational
Headquarters Gregory Building, Glasgow University[2]
Coordinates 55°52′20″N 4°17′18″W / 55.872121°N 4.2882°W / 55.872121; -4.2882Coordinates: 55°52′20″N 4°17′18″W / 55.872121°N 4.2882°W / 55.872121; -4.2882
Region
Scotland
Fields Geology
Affiliations

University of Glasgow[1]

Edinburgh Geological Society[2]
Website www.geologyglasgow.org.uk

The Geological Society of Glasgow is a scientific society devoted to the study of geology in Scotland.[2]

The society contributed to the understanding of Scotland's glacial history, and the relationship between the Earth's rotation and climate change. The Geological Society of Glasgow is registered as a charity in Scotland.[2]

History[edit]

The society was founded on 17 May 1858, by a group of amateur geology enthusiasts.[1] The society organized its first field trip, to Campsie Glen, in June of that year. Some fossils from these early excursions are on display in the Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow.[1]

The society continues to attract lecturers at the forefront of the field, and publishes field guides of the Glasgow region.[1]

Programs[edit]

Each summer, the society runs day-long and residential field trips, open to members.[4]

Each winter, the society hosts a lecture series, open to all, in the Gregory Building at Glasgow University.[5]

Publications[edit]

The Transactions of the Geological Society of Glasgow, first published in 1860, is available online as part of the Geological Society of London's Lyell Collection. The Transactions included papers by James Croll, Archibald Geikie, Lord Kelvin, and Joseph Tyrrell. In 1965, the Transactions merged with the Transactions of the Edinburgh Geological Society to form the Scottish Journal of Geology.[6]

Notable people[edit]

Presidents[edit]

Former presidents have included:[7]

Other notable members[edit]

Thomas Neville George Medal recipients[edit]

Recipients of the Thomas Neville George Medal, awarded by the society, include:[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "History". The Geological Society of Glasgow. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d "About Us". The Geological Society of Glasgow. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Constitution" (PDF). The Geological Society of Glasgow. November 2007. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Excursions". The Geological Society of Glasgow. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "Lectures". The Geological Society of Glasgow. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Transactions of the Geological Society of Glasgow". The Geological Society of London. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Presidents". The Geological Society of Glasgow. Retrieved 21 September 2017. 
  8. ^ Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Former Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 1783-2002: Biographical Index (PDF). II. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  9. ^ Cleevely, R. J. (2004). "Gray, Elizabeth (1831–1924)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/54373. Retrieved November 19, 2015. 
  10. ^ "T.N. George Medal". The Geological Society of Glasgow. Retrieved 21 September 2017.