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Rock Star Event

On Friday 28th February, over 100 guests attended an event at the Geological Society in London’s Mayfair to celebrate the University’s successful campaign to buy the Charles Lyell notebooks.


Eight of the notebooks were taken south for guests to view at the event, carefully transported by a team from the Library’s Centre for Research Collections.  David McClay, Philanthropy Manager for the Library and University Collections team, introduced the speakers: Richard Hughes, Executive Secretary, Geological Society of London, and Professor David Stocker, National Hertitage Memorial Fund.

 

Peter Mathieson, vice-chancellor and principal of the University, thanked all those present for their support in acquiring the notebooks and presented gifts to Richard Hughes and Professor Secord.

 

Richard Hughes, Executive Secretary, Geological Society of London

Richard Hughes, Executive Secretary, Geological Society of London

Professor Jim Secord, University of Cambridge

Professor Jim Secord, University of Cambridge

Professor David Stocker, National Heritage Memorial Fund

Professor David Stocker, National Heritage Memorial Fund