Geology for Global Development


Professionalism and Social Responsibility (4): Popular Science Writing – Polished, Punchy Pyramids and Some Barbarously Bad Writing

Tim Middleton, GfGD Advocacy Development Officer, writes on a freelance basis for a number of organisations and was previously the President of the Cambridge University science magazine, BlueSci. Here he offers a few thoughts on how to go about composing an engaging piece of popular science.   George Orwell had six rules for writers. It’s true that Orwell didn’t write a great deal of popular ...[Read More]

GfGD National Conference – Conference Reading

In preparing for our first National Conference, we have spent some time collating a selection of reading material. We believe that this material and the accompanying discussion questions will help enable those attending the conference to engage with our work, get the most out of the conference and enhance the conference experience for those attending. For many undergraduate students, this will be ...[Read More]

Fighting Global Poverty – Can Geologists Help? – Conference Launch

Registration is now open for GfGD’s first National Conference – ‘Fighting Global Poverty – Can Geologists Help?’ – taking place on Wednesday 23rd October 2013, at the Geological Society of London. Across the world millions of people lack access to clean water, are exposed to multiple natural hazards, or suffer as a result of severe environmental degradation. Is ...[Read More]

New Opportunity – Hazard Factsheets

Jane Robb, GfGD Communication Officer, writes about a new and exciting opportunity for GfGD members… For many of our followers the opportunity to get involved in international development as a geologist, or at all, is difficult. One of GfGD’s core purposes is to help change this at a UK level, to make sure that good geoscience – and geoscientists – can contribute to good de ...[Read More]