Glossop Medallists, guests, ladies and gentlemen ....

During the 50 year history of the Geological Society’s Engineering Group, engineering geology, together with its brother in arms, geotechnical engineering, has been an undoubted success as a valuable technical discipline. Engineering geology is also, I believe, a fascinating and rewarding career, being founded on the practical application of geological science. For me, and I suspect many in this lecture hall, it provides a means of doing what we love and what fascinates us—geology—and being paid for doing it!

This year’s Glossop Medallist, Professor Jim Griffiths, has worked through much of this half-century...

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