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Mapping a remarkable life: a virtual introduction to the Lyell Collection

Thursday, 10 December 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Category:
Online event

This event is being organised by the Centre for Research Collections, University of Edinburgh. It will reveal the exciting work currently being carried out at the university with the geological collection of Sir Charles Lyell, which includes his notebooks, family papers, and geological specimens.

Elise Ramsay, Project Archivist, will introduce Lyell and show several key pieces of the collection using the Centre for Research Collection’s new innovative visualizer technology. This collection includes specimens collected by Charles Darwin, letters between Lyell and Darwin, and notebooks in Lyell’s own hand during his fateful tours to France and Italy. Dr. Gillian McCay, from the Cockburn Geological Museum at the Grant Institute, will connect Lyell’s legacy to modern scientific perspectives. Each will discuss adapting working practices over the past year to continue opening up this rich collection of earth science material.

This is a free event. For further details and to register, visit the Eventbrite website.