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Geological Society Of London
The Geological Society of London, known commonly as the Geological Society,[2] is a learned society based in the United Kingdom. It is the oldest national geological society in the world and the largest in Europe with more than 12,000 Fellows. Fellows are entitled to the postnominal FGS (Fellow of the Geological Society), over 2,000 of whom are Chartered Geologists (CGeol). The Society is a Registered Charity, No. 210161
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Great Queen Street
Great Queen Street
Great Queen Street
is a street in the West End of central London in England. It is a continuation of Long Acre from Drury Lane
Drury Lane
to Kingsway. It runs from 1 to 44 along the north side, east to west, and 45 to about 80 along the south side, west to east. The street straddles and connects the Covent Garden
Covent Garden
and Holborn
Holborn
districts and is in the London Borough of Camden. It is numbered B402.Contents1 Early history 2 Masonic connections 3 Residents and businesses 4 References 5 External linksEarly history[edit] The street was called "Queen Street" from around 1605–9, and "Great Queen Street" from around 1670.[1] In 1646 William Newton was given permission to build fourteen large houses, each with a forty-foot frontage, on the south side of the street
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William Allen (Quaker)
William Allen FRS FLS FGS (29 August 1770 – 30 September 1843) was an English scientist and philanthropist who opposed slavery and engaged in schemes of social and penal improvement in early nineteenth-century England.Contents1 Early life 2 Pharmacist 3 Abolitionist 4 Pacifist 5 Other philanthropic works and interests5.1 Nutrition and self-sufficiency 5.2 Education 5.3 Evangelism and travel6 Family life 7 Death and memorial 8 Sources and further reading 9 ReferencesEarly life[edit] He was the eldest son in the Quaker
Quaker
family of Job Allen (1734–1800), a silk manufacturer and his wife Margaret Stafford (died 1830). He was educated at a Quaker
Quaker
school in Rochester, Kent, and then went into his father's business.[2] As a young man, in the 1790s, he became interested in science. He attended meetings of scientific societies, including lectures at St. Thomas's Hospital
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Charles Lapworth
Lapworth
Lapworth
is a village and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, with a population of 2,100 according to the 2001 census, falling to 1,828 at the Census 2011.[1] It lies six miles (10 km) south of Solihull
Solihull
and ten miles (16 km) northwest of Warwick.
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Edinburgh Geological Society
The Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Geological Society (EGS) was founded in 1834 in Edinburgh, Scotland, with the aim of stimulating public interest in geology and the advancement of geological knowledge. It was a time of debate and controversy surrounding the emerging science of geology and Edinburgh
Edinburgh
was one of the centres of this debate, which is why the Society is among the oldest of the Scottish scientific societies. Throughout its 170-year history, the Society has seen major changes in geological thinking, from Darwin's theories of evolution to the modern ideas on plate tectonics
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Geochemistry
Geochemistry
Geochemistry
is the science that uses the tools and principles of chemistry to explain the mechanisms behind major geological systems such as the Earth's crust
Earth's crust
and its oceans.[1]:1 The realm of geochemistry extends beyond
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European Association Of Geoscientists And Engineers
A geologist is a scientist who studies the solid and liquid matter that constitutes the Earth
Earth
as well as the processes that shape it. Geologists usually study geology, although backgrounds in physics, chemistry, biology, and other sciences are also useful. Field work
Field work
is an important component of geology, although many subdisciplines incorporate laboratory work. Geologists work in the energy and mining sectors searching for natural resources such as petroleum, natural gas, and precious metals. They are also in the forefront of preventing and mitigating damage from natural hazards and disasters such as earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis and landslides. Their studies are used to warn the general public of the occurrence of these events
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Blackwell Publishing
Wiley-Blackwell is the international scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons. It was formed by the merger of John Wiley's Global Scientific, Technical, and Medical business with Blackwell Publishing, after Wiley took over the latter in 2007.[1] As a learned society publisher, Wiley-Blackwell partners with around 750 societies and associations. The company publishes nearly 1,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 1,500 new books annually in print and online, as well as databases, major reference works, and laboratory protocols
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Covent Garden
Covent Garden
Covent Garden
(/ˈkɒvənt/ or /ˈkʌvənt/) is a district of Westminster, in Greater London, on the eastern fringes of the West End, between Charing Cross Road
Charing Cross Road
and Drury Lane.[1] It is associated with the former fruit-and-vegetable market in the central square, now a popular shopping and tourist site, and with the Royal Opera House, which is also known as "Covent Garden"
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London
London
London
(/ˈlʌndən/ ( listen)) is the capital and most populous city of England
England
and the United Kingdom.[7][8] Standing on the River Thames
River Thames
in the south east of the island of Great Britain, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. It was founded by the Romans, who named it Londinium.[9] London's ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its 1.12-square-mile (2.9 km2) medieval boundaries
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George IV Of The United Kingdom
George IV (George Augustus Frederick; 12 August 1762 – 26 June 1830) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
and of Hanover following the death of his father, King George III, on 29 January 1820, until his own death ten years later. From 1811 until his accession, he served as Prince Regent during his father's final mental illness. George IV led an extravagant lifestyle that contributed to the fashions of the Regency era. He was a patron of new forms of leisure, style and taste
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William Phillips (geologist)
Phillips
Phillips
may refer to:Contents1 People1.1 Surname 1.2 Given name2 Places2.1 Antarctica 2.2 Australia 2.3 Canada 2.4 United States2.4.1 Towns and settlements 2.4.2 Other3 Organizations 4 Schools 5 Craters 6 Other uses 7 See alsoPeople[edit] Surname[edit] Phillips
Phillips
(surname)Given name[edit] Phillips Barry (1880–1937), American academic Phillips Brooks
Phillips Brooks
(1835–1893), American clergyman and author Phillips Callbeck (1744–1790), merchant, lawyer, and political figure in St
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British Society For Geomorphology
The British Society for Geomorphology (BSG), incorporating the British Geomorphological Research Group (BGRG), is the professional organisation for British geomorphologists and provides a community and services for those involved in teaching or research in geomorphology, both in the UK and overseas
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Freemasons' Tavern
The Freemasons' Tavern
Freemasons' Tavern
was established in 1775 at 61-65 Great Queen Street. It served as a meeting place for a variety of notable organisations from the eighteenth century until it was demolished to make way for the Connaught Hotel in 1909. In 1769, the Grand Lodge decided to build a Central Hall. A building was purchased in Great Queen Street
Great Queen Street
in 1775 and Thomas Sandby
Thomas Sandby
was tasked with building a hall in the garden
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Mayfair
Coordinates: 51°30′32″N 0°08′51″W / 51.508755°N 0.14743°W / 51.508755; -0.14743 Grosvenor Square
Grosvenor Square
overlooking the Millennium Hotel London Mayfair Mayfair
Mayfair
is an affluent area in the West End of London
West End of London
towards the east edge of Hyde Park, in the City of Westminster, between Oxford Street, Regent Street, Piccadilly
Piccadilly
and Park Lane. It is one of the most expensive districts in London and the world.[1] The area around Mayfair
Mayfair
was originally part of the manor of Eia
Eia
and remained largely rural in nature until the early 18th century. It became well known for the annual "May Fair" that took place from 1686 to 1764 in what is now Shepherd Market
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[n 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position, and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position
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