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@HibbsA: @Dean_R_Lomax @cpdinosaurs Who doesn’t love an #icthyosaur? My favourite #fossil @BiddulphGrange #GeologicalGallery. The same Victorian influences led to the creation of @cpdinosaurs & The Gallery https://t.co/NBuvmoJdjn
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@tomsharperocks: Weekend reading is this brilliant book on Purbeck Stone by Trev Haysom published by @DovecotePress. The definitive work, packed with detail, and a must for everyone interested in the history, industry and geology of #Dorset, building stones and #urbangeology. https://t.co/lVxDGbWYyh
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@tomsharperocks: Delighted to say that The Fossil Woman A Life of Mary Anning is now available in paperback. #MaryAnning #LymeRegis https://t.co/7wqfkOnaNi
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The Freemasons’ Tavern where the Geological Society was founded in 1807
Early geologist in examining columnar basalt, Cader Idris, in: Robert Bakewell, Introduction to Geology. 1813.
Geologist of the Geological Survey examining the unconformity at Portishead, in: Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, Volume 1. 1846.
‘Essai d’une carte geólogique di globe terrestre’ This is the first attempt of a geological map of the globe, by Ami Boue´ in 1843; this is the published version dated 1845. Image credit: Duncan Hawley © CC-by-NC
Marie Stopes, palaeobotanist, working in her laboratory, 1904. Her geological achievements and those of other women in geology feature in HOGG publications. Image credit: Marie Stopes International (with permission, in being used to further understanding about Dr Marie Stopes.)

Welcome!

“To understand a science, it is necessary to know its history.”
Augustus Comte (1798-1857)

HOGG (The History of Geology Group) exists to encourage interest in the history of geology, and the events and personalities that have shaped the way in which it is studied and practised today.

For details of our latest news and topical snippets on the history of geology please follow our Twitter feed (which can also be seen on the left of this page).

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the development of knowledge about the earth and geology and how this has been represented (e.g. through geological maps). There is no requirement to be a Fellow of the Geological Society of London or have any other geological credentials, and we encourage interest from young people.

HOGG members are a network of knowledgeable enthusiasts who exchange and discuss information and queries about history of geology matters via a dedicated online mailing list.

HOGG holds at least three meetings each year, and members are eligible for reduced registration fees. From time-to-time other meetings and other activities are added to HOGG’s programme.

Details of forthcoming HOGG meetings can be found here.

HOGG produces occasional publications based on collection of themed papers from meetings and other topics relating to the history of geology, edited by HOGG members.

For further details and how to join please see the Join Us page.

HOGG is affiliated to the Geological Society of London

 

Forthcoming Meeting:

Jul 2021 - Geological drugs and prophylactics – discovering how knowledge of geology was used in the past to prevent disease and protect against ailments

Dr Chris Duffin will remind us that the avoidance of and protection against disease in the historical past, without the benefit of a modern understanding of pathogen transmission, physiology and public health, was an unreliable business. As a consequence the natural world was exploited for potential drugs and protective materials – amongst which are a surprising range of geological components.

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