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Considering labels TAGS: | | | | | | | | The Cockburn Geological Museum at the Grant Institute holds an extensive collection of over 130,000 geological specimens that reflect the whole spectrum of earth science materials, including minerals, rocks and …Continue reading →

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Hello from Pamela, new Strategic Projects Archivist TAGS: | | | | | | | | | Strategic Projects Archivist, Pamela McIntyre started in mid January, and will be leading on the Charles Lyell Project. Pamela introduces herself, and shares her insight on the internationally significant Sir …Continue reading →

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An update from Project Conservator, Claire TAGS: | | | | | My name is Claire Hutchison and I am very proud to introduce myself as the Lyell Project Conservator at the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Research Collections. I am a …Continue reading →

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Lyell Inspires! TAGS: | | | | | | | This month we learn that Erin, one of our Lyell project volunteers, has had her eyes opened to the present-day natural world – thanks to inspiration from our Sir Charles …Continue reading →

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Introducing the Lyell Advisory Board TAGS: | | | | | We are very happy to introduce our Sir Charles Lyell Collection Advisory Board.   The Sir Charles Lyell Collection team is made up of cohort of professional curatorial, conservation, photography, public …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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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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The Not-So-Lonely Lockdown of the Transcribing Geologists Lockdown may seem frustrating and tiresome to some, but it has made space for a few spontaneous and unexpected collaborations! Over the last month with many “physical” tasks on hold, …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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