Winter Programme 2023-2024

For this season, presentations for the Section will be live, in theatre, at the Leicester University campus, from whence they will be broadcast on-line via Zoom. There is a reciprocal arrangement between ourselves - LL&PS Section C - and the Warwickshire Geological Conservation Group - WGCG - to share presentations. Those arranged by WGCG are so annotated. Most presentations are available for Members to view on YouTube; some are restricted for Members only. Non-members are directed to our Membership page - the Yearly subscription (September - September) is very modest.


Thursday 21st September
Professor Ian Fairchild (University of Birmingham) Stromatolites: Making Mountains out of Microbes (WGCG)

Wednesday 11th October
Richard Forrest (Peterborough Geological & Palaeontological Group) Excavating Plesiosaurs

Wednesday 8th November
Dr Mark Evans (British Antarctic Survey) Update on the 'Rutland Sea Dragon'

Thursday 16th November
Paul Hildreth The Geology and Birds of Flamborough Head (WGCG)

Wednesday 13th December


Wednesday 10th January
Dr Jack Matthews (Geoheritage Officer National Forest Company) Celebrating the Origins of Animal Life: Building a UNESCO Global Geopark in Charnwood Forest, UK

Thursday 18th January
Dougal Jerram  Volcanoes in the spotlight;  Exciting examples from La Palma, Stromboli and the ancient rock record (WGCG)

Wednesday 14th February
Dr Susan Cumberland (University of Leicester) Metal capture by Tufa: natural process to engineering solutions?

Thursday 15th February
Paul Smith (Oxford University of Natural History) Geology and Caves of North Greenland: A Physical Record of Cryptic Geological Intervals (WGCG)

Wednesday 13th March
Dr Michael Ashton Lincoln Cathedral - Back to the Future

Thursday 21st March
Dr Frankie Dunn (Oxford University of Natural History) The early evolution of animal life and the generation of form (WGCG)

Monday 25th March
Dr Phillip Bird (Senior Science Officer at DEScycle & Leicester University) (Joint meeting with Lit&Phil Parent Body)

Wednesday 27th March
Annual Meeting of LLPS Section C @ New Walk Museum, Leicester

Thursday 18th April
Phil Gibbard / Seb Gibson The Woolstonian Glaciation / HS2 (WGCG)