A whole-day meeting at the Geological Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, is being convened for November this year under the auspices of the Society’s ‘History of Geology’ and ‘Engineering’ Groups, and promoted also by the Institution of Royal Engineers. It will follow the precedent of a meeting in November 2009 on ‘Military Aspects of Hydrogeology’, with 12 oral presentations. Like that meeting, it is hoped that it will generate about 20 manuscripts to be worthy of peer-reviewed publication, as one of the Society’s books.
The meeting is scheduled for 2016 to mark the centenary of first deployment of an engineering geologist by the British Army to support combat operations—Major (later Sir) Edgeworth David on the Western Front in 1916—with book publication in 2018 to help mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.
Further details may be obtained from the conveners, Edward P.F. Rose (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; home telephone: +44 (0)1425 279124) or Judy Ehlen (e-mail email@example.com), or the EGGS Committee representative Ursula Lawrence (e-mail Ursula.Lawrence@capita.co.uk).