The Winter Programme 2018-2019

The talks in our Programme, on alternate Wednesdays, are held in Lecture Theatre 3 of the Ken Edwards Building on the University of Leicester campus.
All commence at 19.30, after refreshments of tea, coffee, and a selection of biscuits, from 19.00.
Usually, the guest Speaker will be entertained to an evening meal by our Chair Dr Mark Evans and other Members, but all attendees are welcome to join them, from 17.45.
Details may be obtained from Dr Mark Evans on 0116 454 0231 [email protected]


Wednesday 3rd October
Dr David Button (The Natural History Museum, London) Food for thought: biomechanics analysis of the skulls of Mesozoic dinosaurs reveals repeated patterns in the evolution of herbivory.

Wednesday 17th October
Roy Starkey on Minerals of the English Midlands

Wednesday 31st October
Professor John Smellie (University of Leicester) In a joint meeting with the Geological Society, East Midlands Regional Group: on Antarctic Volcanism (full title tbc)

Wednesday 14th November

Wednesday 28th November
Dr Rowan Dejardin (University of Nottingham) Reconstructing Holocene oceanography around the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia

Wednesday 12th December
Christmas meeting, venue tbc


Monday 7th January

Parent Body Lecture, New Walk Museum Leicester
Dr Phil Wilby (British Geological Survey) The Ediacaran biota, and it's role in the evolution of the modern world: an update of recent major advances.

Wednesday 16th January
Dr Andrew Miles (University of Leicester) The Shap Granite: a Lake District conundrum.

Wednesday 30th January
Jordan Bestwick (University of Leicester) Reconstructing the diets of pterosaurs and other extinct animals - problems and solutions using dental microwear textural analysis.

Wednesday 13th February
Members Presentations evening. Venue tbc

Wednesday 27th February
Dr Catherine Russell (University of Leicester) Rivers in the rock record: from Utah to Wales

Saturday 9th March
Our Annual Saturday Seminar at the University of Leicester campus.
(Working title: Geology under the Sea)

Wednesday 13th March
Dr Joe Emmings (British Geological Survey) Title tbc

Wednesday 27th March
Annual General Meeting and Address by the Chair, Dr Mark Evans (New Walk Museum, Leicester). Title tbc