The Section holds a one day Seminar on a Saturday in March every year
The Seminar of 2015
The Seminar of 2016
The Seminar of 2017
The Geology of the Planets.
Those that spoke to the Section on the 11th March were:
Professor Andy Saunders (University of Leicester) - The Solar system
Jack Wright (School of Physical Sciences, Open University) - Planet Mercury: getting to know the problem child of the Solar System
Professor Sanjeev Gupta (Imperial College) - The adventures of Curiosity, robot field geologist, in Gale Crater, Mars
Dr Leigh Fletcher (University of Leicester) - Realm of the Giants: Junos' exploration of Jupiter
Dr Susanne Schweizer (Open University) - Hypervelocity impacts, cratering of planetary surfaces and the aftermath
Jane Macarthur (Space Research Centre, University of Leicester) - Martian meteorites
Saturday Seminar, March 10th 2018
The Middle Jurassic
The Rutland Dinosaur fifty years on: big feet in a small County
On the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the Rutland Dinosaur, we focused on Middle Jurassic geology and fossils, but in particular, Sauropod Dinosaurs in a series of talks.
The Speakers were:
John Martin and Dr Mark Evans on the History of the Rutland Dinosaur;
Professor Paul Upchurch on Sauropod palaeobiology and feeding mechanics;
Professor John Hudson on Mid-Jurassic setting of the Rutland lagoons;
Elsa Panciroli on Mid-Jurassic Fauna from the Isle of Skye;
and Femka Holwerda on the place of Celiosaurus among the sauropods.