BGS people – Peter Hobbs, a pioneering engineer

For two weeks at the beginning of July I got the opportunity to meet a whole bunch of interesting people at the British Geological Survey and speak with them about what they do, why they enjoy it and why it’s interesting. It’s been a great opportunity for me to geek out at all the amazing things the BGS is doing and the brilliant people who work there.

Here is the third post on the amazing Peter Hobbs, a civil engineer who helped revolutionize the way the BGS works today, and invented some nifty new equipment along the way!! Check out the post here.

Peter Hobbs with the equipment he helped to invent...

Peter Hobbs with the equipment he helped to invent…

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Cheltenham Science Festival

It's a Science Festival!!!

It’s a Science Festival!!!

This year, for the first time, I attended the Cheltenham Science Festival as a tourist. And it was great!! I was particularly pleased to see how much geoscience there was there, and had a number of great chats with scientists and engineers on the value of the festival and of the work or research that they were doing. As a quick snapshot, here are a few of my favourite things from the festival…

Visual information

Visual information

Giant molecular models

Giant molecular models

For some common materials as well as uncommon ones

For some common materials as well as uncommon ones

Fabulous women engineers engaging future engineers....

Fabulous women engineers engaging future engineers….

Energy...

Energy…

And engineering...

And engineering…

Everywhere!!!

Everywhere!!!

Even rooocckkks from spaaaaaaceeee!

Even rooocckkks from spaaaaaaceeee!

All signs leads to science!

All signs lead to science!