WGCG helps fund special microscope for New Ordovician fossil discovery in Wales

WGCG contributed to a crowdfunding appeal for a high-quality Leica S8 APO photomicroscope to aid study of newly discovered fauna. See: WGCG 2020 Autumn Newsletter – Pages 29 & 30 ” … most important fossil discovery since Fezouata Biota [1990s] … potential to revolutionise our view of Ordovician evolution & ecosystems,” Dr Joe Botting. Also, see …

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Charles Lyell’s Notebooks Saved

A fundraising campaign that enabled the University of Edinburgh to purchase and save Charles Lyell’s original notebooks from being taken abroad. WGCG was pleased to contribute to the funding. “Best known for his bestselling book, Principles of Geology (1830-1833), Lyell established the theory that the earth was millions of years old and that it was …

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‘Henry Clifton Sorby – Microscopist & Geologist – Sheffield’s Greatest Scientist’ by Noel Worley for WGCG 21 April 2021

Sorby’s geological accomplishments have since undergone a reprise with international scientific recognition in the fields sedimentology, fluid inclusion geochemistry, structural geology and cosmology.  His greatest triumphs were undoubtedly in the development and application of microscopic techniques and he is regarded throughout the world as the father of petrography, metallography and sedimentology.  He unleashed the power …

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