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Charles Lyell’s World Online events On the 9th and 16th of February we were joined by over 250 people from 17 countries to learn about our progress and future plans to make Charles Lyell’s notebooks …Continue reading →

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Charles Lyell’s World Online funded We are delighted to announce that we will shortly be receiving a generous donation from the International Association of Sedimentologists to fully fund the design and development of a new …Continue reading →

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Introducing Charles Lyell’s World Online events We’d like to invite you to our Introducing Charles Lyell’s World Online event, running on Tuesday 9th and 16th. Hear from Library staff and guests why Lyell and his archives …Continue reading →

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Thank you Acceptance in Lieu scheme The Charles Lyell archives feature in the Arts Council England’s Cultural Gifts Scheme and Acceptance in Lieu annual report 2020/21 . Both schemes are remarkably important in ensuring important cultural …Continue reading →

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Thank you Friends The University of Edinburgh’s Lyell archives continue to grow, thanks to the support of our generous friends. The Friends of the National Libraries and the Friends of Edinburgh University Library united …Continue reading →

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Friends celebrate Lyell acquisition TAGS: The Friends of Edinburgh University Library played a vital role in helping to acquire the Charles Lyell notebooks. They celebrate that acquisition in the new issue of The Piper Joining …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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Lyell Notebooks: Progress Report Collection Curation Since their arrival, the focus has been on a range of preliminary tasks to get the notebooks ready for digitisation, consultation and exhibition. Exhibition   The first free …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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Thank you for saving Lyell’s notebooks What an exciting prospect! The imminent arrival of Charles Lyell’s 294 notebooks to the University of Edinburgh Library is an occasion which will rightly be celebrated in Edinburgh. Students, staff …Continue reading →

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