Winter Programme 2020-2021

As there are restricting practices through out society, to dampen the spread of the current pandemic, the usual fortnightly meetings, in the Lecture Hall, by Section C are suspended. In their places are virtual meetings over the internet, some shared, by their kind invitation, with the Warwickshire Geological Conservation Group (For our American visitors - that's "Warrickshire".) (WGCG), or the Yorkshire Geology Society (YGS). This programme started in July 2020…


Wednesday July 8
Angus Miller (Secretary Scottish Geology Trust) Contrasting islands: the geology of Eigg and Rum

Wednesday August 19
Rob Vernon (BSc MSc PhD CGeol FGS (Rtd)) Mining in North Wales

Wednesday September 16th
Professor Malcolm Hart (Emeritus Professor, University of Plymouth) Jurassic calamari: new research on fossil squid-like cephalopods from the Wessex Basin (WGCG)

Wednesday September 30th
Dr Tom Wong-Hearing (Leicester & Ghent, Belgium) Understanding Earths' climate during the Cambrian radiation of animals

Wednesday October 14th
Dr Marco Maffione (University of Birmingham) 50 years of plate tectonics: past, current and future questions (WGCG)

Wednesday October 21st
Peter Lincoln (PhD Researcher, University of East Anglia) From Coprolites to Cholera, the extraordinary life of William Buckland (WGCG)

Wednesday October 28th
Dr Jamie Farquharson (University of Miami) Fire and Rain: exploring the links between weather, climate, and volcanism

Wednesday November 18th
Richard Edmunds (fmr. Earth Science Manager for the Site; first Warden Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre) Geological history of the Jurassic Coast (WGCG)

Wednesday December 2
Dr Mark T Ireland (Newcastle University) How useful is legacy oil and gas data for nascent geoenergy activities onshore in the United Kingdom

Wednesday December 9th
Aerona Moore (Lapworth Museum of Geology). The History and Hidden Gems of the Lapworth Museum of Geology (WGCG)

Wednesday December 16


Wednesday January 13
Kirstie Wright (Heriot-Watt University) Two mini presentations: Lava Delta Systems on the Northeast Atlantic Margin; and: The Value of Core: from Continental shelf to Book shelf

Wednesday January 20
Dr Joseph P Botting (Honorary Research Fellow at the National Museum Wales) Castle Bank: a new Ordovician Burgess Shale-type fauna from Wales (WGCG)

Wednesday February 10
Dr Jack Matthews. (Oxford University Museum) Charnwood's Canadian Cousins: Recent Geological Discoveries from Newfoundland and How They Inform Our Knowledge of England's Oldest Fossils

Wednesday February 17
Professor Ian Fairchild (Birmingham University) Geological Time and the Anthropocene (WCGC)

Wednesday March 10
Dr Zoë Mildon (UKRI Future Leaders Fellow Quake 4D project & University of Plymouth) Earthquakes, normal faulting, and hazard in central Italy

Wednesday March 17
Stuart Blake (Director Lochranza Centre)
An Introduction to the geology of Iceland (WCGC)

Wednesday March 24th
Dr Simon M Drake (Research Associate Birkbeck University of London) Discovery of a meteorite ejecta layer at the base of paleocene lavas, Isle of Skye, NW Scotland

Wednesday March 31st
Jazmin Scarlett. (Historical and Social Volcanologist) The keys to the past: a mixed-methods approach to reconstructing the 1812 eruption of La Soufrière St. Vincent

Monday April 12
Joint meeting with Parent Body
Dr Ian Bastow. (Imperial College, London) Ethiopia from top to bottom: using seismology to understand how tectonic plates rise, split, then fall

Wednesday April 21st
Dr Noel Worley The life and work of Henry Clifton Sorby: Sheffields' Greatest Scientist (WCGC)

Wednesday May 19th
Angus Miller Iapetus No More - The Continental collision that shaped Scotland (WGCG)