WELCOME TO THE MOLE VALLEY GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY

The Mole Valley Geological Society normally meets monthly for lectures, soirées and occasional field excursions to study the geology of the Mole Valley and beyond. Founded in 1979, the Society is a Local Group of the Geologists’ Association, founded in 1858. Visitors are very welcome. No previous geological knowledge is needed, just intense curiosity about the Earth and its history.

 

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HERITAGE WEEKEND SPECIAL LECTURE

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EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN GEOLOGISTS: FROM MARY ANNING TO NOW

Dr Christopher Duffin
Natural History Museum, London

3.00pm on Saturday 15th September.

Venue: The Main Hall of the Dorking United Reformed Church, 53 West Street, Dorking.RH4 1BS (www.dorking.urc.org.uk)

ABSTRACT

The contribution of women to geology is only recently being recognized. Women were not admitted as Fellows of the Geological Society of London until 1919. Early women geologists were primarily palaeontologists, E.G. Etheldred Bennett (1776-1845), and the Lyme Regis fossilists Mary Anning (1799-1847) and the Philpot sisters. Later Inge Lehmann (1888-1983) discovered the Earth’s inner core. Marie Tharp (1920-2006) discovered the mid-Atlantic ridge. Janet Watson (1923-1985) did pioneering work on the Pre-Cambrian. Several lady geologists have gone on achieve distinction in other fields, notably Dr Marie Stopes (1880-1958), Rachel Workman (AKA Lady MacRobert) (1884-1954), and Dame Jane Francis (1956-).

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MVGS trip

Members on a field trip

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This website was established with a legacy from former MVGS member Philip Jenkins.