Join us to learn about Sir Charles Lyell, one of the most influential geologists of the 19th century.
Lyell was widely credited with establishing geology as a popular and rigorous science. He was known internationally for his bestselling books and travels around Britain, Europe and Eastern North America. It is a life and a world recorded in detail in his extensive historic archives, which include notebooks, letters and literary works. Together they offer insights not only into Lyell’s life and work, but glimpses of his wider world.
The University of Edinburgh, thanks to generous supporters, has been able to bring the Lyell archives together. With further support, we’re planning to make the collection widely available, including through a new website and hub ‘Charles Lyell’s World Online’, with work beginning soon.
Sign up to one of our online events to ask questions about Lyell, his archives and our plans