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Recreating Connections: Exploring Charles Lyell’s Offprint Collection An offprint is a separate printing of a work that originally appeared as part of a larger publication, such as an academic journal, magazine, or edited book. Offprints are used …Continue reading →

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Charles Lyell’s archaeological specimens at the University of Edinburgh Will Adams completed his MA Archaeology dissertation at the University of Edinburgh Summer 2023 looking at Lyell’s archaeological specimens – achieving an impressive 78% and winning an award to boot! …Continue reading →

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Charles Lyell’s Books In his Scientific Notebook 1, dated March – April 1825, Charles Lyell lists things to take on his first geological tour, designed to gather the evidence for his first book. In …Continue reading →

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Working with Charles Lyell – a call for papers Two-day workshop, 8-9 February 2024, University of Edinburgh CALL FOR PAPERS Contributions are invited to a two-day workshop on the life and work of the leading geologist and natural scientist …Continue reading →

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Time Traveller: Charles Lyell at Work Free exhibition in the Main Library Exhibition Gallery (ground floor), Open from 27th October 2023 – 30th March 2024, Monday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm  Over the last few months, …Continue reading →

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Lyell’s Islands We’ve been lucky to have had Harriet Mack, who is heading into her 3rd Year of a joint honours degree in Archaeology and Classics working with us as our Lyell …Continue reading →

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The Case of the ‘L’Homme de la Denise’ We are grateful to present another guest blog! This time from Timothé Lhoste who is currently completing his master’s degree studying History of Science at the School for Advanced Studies …Continue reading →

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Spending a wee while with Lyell  Following in the brilliant footsteps of Claire, Sarah and Joanne – we have been lucky to have Sarah Partington working on conserving the Lyell Collection. For 14 weeks, Sarah was …Continue reading →

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Review 2022 and a look towards 2023 TAGS: | | | | | | | A lot has happened in 2022! Supported by both core and external funding, and with a return to more normal ways of working, we have been able to re-start and …Continue reading →

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“An epoch in history” – Charles Lyell in Nova Scotia 1842 TAGS: | | | | | | | | We are delighted to welcome Tim Fedak – a Curator and Palaeontologist based at Nova Scotia Museum – to our blog! Tim has been waiting ever so patiently for access …Continue reading →

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Default utility Image Archival Provenance Project: a glimpse into the university’s history through some of its oldest manuscripts               My name is Madeleine Reynolds, a fourth year PhD candidate in History of Art....
Rediscovering the Poetry of Louisa Agnes Czarnecki, a 19th-Century Edinburgh Writer and Musician Today we are publishing a blog by Ash Mowat, a volunteer in the Civic Engagement...

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Default utility Image Giving Decorated Paper a Home … Rehousing Books and Paper Bindings In the first post of this two part series, our Collection Care Technician, Robyn Rogers,...
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