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Cover Image 2019

Cover Image 2019

Reverend Professor John Stevens Henslow (1796-1861)

Geological map of Anglesey 1822

Credit Cambridge Philosophical Society

Perhaps better known as the mentor and teacher of Charles Darwin, John Stevens Henslow played a pivotal role in the development of geological mapping. Henslow’s map of Anglesey, which features as our cover image, is one of the first detailed geological maps of the UK. It was published in Volume One of the Transactions of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, the Society he jointly founded and whose 200th anniversary we celebrate this year.