The William Smith Map Bicentenary

William Smith (23 March 1769 – 28 August 1839)

In 1815 William Smith published the first edition of his Geological Map of England and Wales making a seminal contribution to the understanding of the geology of the UK by showing the locations of coal and other raw materials  fuelling the industrial revolution

A number of organisations are joining together to plan a year-long programme of events celebrating this milestone.

The William Smith Map Bicentenary