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The Lyell Project Team is Growing! TAGS: | | | | | | 22 February marks the anniversary of the death of renowned Scottish geologist, Sir Charles Lyell (1797-1875). Newly appointed Senior Lyell Archivist, Elaine MacGillivray, says ‘hello’ and reflects on Lyell’s contribution …Continue reading →

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From the Stores #3: Notebook No. 13 This week I spent some time working with the following notebook, No. 13, which Charles Lyell kept during his tour in southern France in 1828. This tour was originally started …Continue reading →

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From the Stores #2: Gideon Mantell This week in the stores, I began to delve into the box lists which describe the new-to-us collection of further papers of Charles Lyell and the family which was received …Continue reading →

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Discoveries in the Charles Lyell Collection “[Charles Lyell’s] cultivated mind and classical taste, his keen interest in the world of politics and in the social progress and education of his country, and the many opportunities he …Continue reading →

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Earth Day Of the many celebrations of Earth Days, Earth Day 2020 will be remembered. Not only because it is the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, but that it occurs …Continue reading →

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Two new films on Charles Lyell and his notebooks There are two new films on Charles Lyell and his notebooks: The Travels of His Own Mind – Travels of His Own Mind where Professor Charles Withers, Emeritus Professor of Geography, University …Continue reading →

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Professor Richard Fortey on Lyell Professor Richard Fortey is one of the most authoritative and engaging experts on the importance of Charles Lyell. A welcome supporter in the Lyell notebook campaign, he has recently been …Continue reading →

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Lyell Rocks! Saving & Sharing the Charles Lyell Notebooks Sir Charles Lyell (1797 – 1875) was a Victorian Scottish geologist, recognised as one of the outstanding scientists in an age of remarkable thinkers. He’s best known as the author …Continue reading →

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