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    December 2021

    GA Lecture: December 3

    December 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    From bones to pixels – using computer technology to understand the behaviour of fossil animals Dr Stephan Lautenschlager (University of Birmingham)

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    The last British Ice Sheet

    December 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    given by Dr Bethan Davies (Royal Holloway, University of London) Abstract: Understanding how the last British-Irish Ice Sheet behaved in response to external climatic forcing may be used as an analogue for how the Antarctic Ice Sheet may behave in the future. We can use these empirical datasets to calibrate numerical simulations and better understand ice-sheet response to climate and ocean forcing. During the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM), ice streams of the last British-Irish Ice Sheet (BIIS) controlled the ice…

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    A very British summer in the late Triassic: torrential rain, the Arden Sandstone and the dawn of the dinosaurs

    December 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    A talk by Emeritus Prof Stuart Burley, Keele University. The Arden Sandstone Formation is a late Triassic, truly local Warwickshire formation, named from its type section on the Grand Union Canal at Shrewley, first described by the Rev. Peter Bellinger Brodie of Rowington in 1856, and now an SSSI. The upper unit has been widely used as a local building stone in Warwickshire, including in the construction of the fine St Peter’s Church in Wootton Wawen (and many other local…

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    March 2022

    Geological and Archaeological trip to the Teke Peninsula of Lycia in Southern Turkey

    March 30, 2022 - April 9, 2022

    POSTPONED FROM APRIL 2020 now being run March 30th to April 9th 2022 Leaders: Professor David Bridgland and Alison Ure. This successful and popular trip has been run 3 times previously by OUGS, and this will be the third time David has led it. A write up in the OUGS national newsletter September 2014 can be accessed through the OUGS website. The area covered is the Lycian Region of South West Turkey, an area laid down in the Cretaceous times…

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