The June 2017 edition of Geoscientist, published by the Geological Society of London, contains an article about the Geological Society ‘Students’ Instructional Tours" (On seeing the most rocks ). Many well-known names including Eric Robinson, Trevor D Ford, Derek Flynn and Geoff Tresise (Liverpool Museum). It is worth a read just to see how important geological fieldwork was.

We've posted a listing for a new "Preservation of Geological Collections" studentship in our jobs section!

65th Symposium for Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy
26th Symposium of Palaeontological Preparation and Conservation with the Geological Curators' Group

The third circular is now available for this year's SVPCA event in Birmingham, which is organised in conjunction with GCG. Registration and abstract submission is now open - follow the details in the circular.

The main SVPCA website is at for further information.

Roy Starkey writes:

The Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro has been awarded HLF funding to redevelop the Museum – this is great news. There is an online questionnaire asking for feedback from the public (but it has been poorly publicised and closes in a couple of weeks).

I have posted an article to generate / raise awareness and seek action from the mineralogical community to ensure that the mineral collection and Rashleigh Gallery are highlighted as important, and not degraded, or even lost, in the redevelopment.

You can read the full article here

Any readers who wish to further highlight the importance of the collection can e-mail the Director, Ian Wall, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

GCG are saddened to learn of the passing of Ron Cleevely last month. His book "World Palaeontological Collections" is an invaluable reference work to curators everywhere. The attached document was prepared by Claire Mellish on behalf of his colleagues at the Natural History Museum. 

Obituary notice in full: Ron J. Cleevely, 1934-2017