Geology for Global Development


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]

Book Review – Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded (Simon Winchester, 2003, Penguin Books)

“Should form an essential part of the reading list for every undergraduate geologist” –  Joel Gill, GfGD’s National Director, reviews Simon Winchester’s 2003 bestseller Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded… During a recent break I had the privilege of reading Simon Winchester’s best-selling book Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded (I know what you’re thinking – ...[Read More]

Friday Photo (75): GfGD-CAFOD Placement

Sam Marshall (University of Southampton) and Dr Kate Crowley (Disaster Risk Reduction Adviser, CAFOD), at the CAFOD headquarters in central London. Sam has been undertaking a GfGD placement with CAFOD this week, learning more about how geoscience can be applied in the development sector. (c) Geology for Global Development 2013

GfGD at #EGU2013 – The Value of Student Placements

Yesterday afternoon, Joel Gill (GfGD’s National Director) gave a presentation within the ‘EOS7 – Geoethics and Geoeducation’ session at the EGU. This talk examined the value of placements in helping students to better contribute to sustainable development. Geologists have a lot of training in the field, as our recent photo series “Geologists in the Field” highli ...[Read More]