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  • Ammonites – mythology to the modern era

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    given by Dr Mick Oates (Retired: BG). Abstract: Ammonites are a popular subject, as they are both common and rather attractive planispiral fossils. So it is no surprise that they attracted interest from ancient times. The talk will cover a lot of ground, from early beliefs attached to these petrifactions dug from the ground to the most recent interpretations of ...

    GA Lecture: October 1

    
"Pills and Politics"; a new look at George Bellas Greenough and his Geological Map of 1820... Prof Hugh Torrens (Keele University)

    Geoconservation: principles into practice

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    Please contact the hgs_secretary@btinternet.com to register your interest in joining us for this talk given by Dr Colin Prosser (Principal Specialist in Geoconservation, Natural England). Abstract: The UK is extremely geodiverse with many geological features and sites of international, national and local importance for research, education, tourism and recreation. However, we are a small country with a large population and ...

    2021 GA Annual Conference

    2021 GA Annual Conference Surgeons Quarters, Edinburgh  

    GA Zoom talk/workshop on the Wealden (Smokejacks) 

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    The popular annual Wealden field trip will take the form of a Zoom talk/workshop. The workshop will start with a virtual tour of the Smokejacks clay pit, describing the geological contexts and environment in the Lower Cretaceous when these sediments were deposited. We will then move on to look at some of the fossil finds that have been made there. ...

    Geoscience, and the World After Oil

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    given by Tony Doré Global Chief Scientist, Energy & Geoscience Institute (EGI) Abstract: Meeting burgeoning global energy demand while mitigating anthropogenic climate change must overcome the challenges of denial and indifference, and also the negation of some genuine attempts by industry to move towards cleaner energy.  Real progress will come not from blame and confrontation, but from forward-looking scientific and ...

    GA Lecture: December 3

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

    The last British Ice Sheet

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    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 ...

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

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    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 ...

    Free

    Holiday Geology

    Zoom

    On Saturday 8th January, the South Wales Geologists Association will be holding a Holiday Geology event .

    Mining on the Iberian Peninsula (Zoom & KMC) by Rob Vernon

    Zoom

    The talk by Rob Vernon, 'Mining on the Iberian Peninsula' is a brief account of Spanish and Portuguese mining by examining the geology, history and landscape of this very diverse mining region. The introduction will include a general overview of the geology, and mining activity, followed by examples of specific mining areas including the Iberian pyrite belt, mining activities in ...

    Free

    Geological influences on the development of the city of Bath and its environs

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    On Saturday 22nd January, the South Wales Geologists Association will be holding a meeting on: Geological influences on the development of the city of Bath and its environs. Kevin Privett (University of Portsmouth) All the meetings start at 11.00am and the link can be obtained for those already not on our list at programme@swga.org.uk

    13 degrees of warming – understanding the Eocene Earth by Dr Tom Dunkley Jones, University of Birmingham

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    Reading Geological Society’s February lecture is open to all and a link can be obtained by registering on our website, www.readinggeology.org.uk on our lectures page using the provided link "Non-members registration". The ever-increasing quality, diversity and quantity of geological proxy data for past climate parameters has, over the past decade, allowed climate model and proxy data comparisons into deeper time ...

    Free

    The eruption of the Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat

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    Given By Prof. Steve Sparks (University Of Bristol). Abstract: The Volcanic Eruption Of The Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat (1995 To 2010) Is One Of The Most Detailed Studied Eruptions Of An Andesite Volcano. The Research Led To Major Advances In Understanding Volcanic Processes. The Eruption Was Also A Traumatic Experience For The People Of Montserrat Which They Faced With Fortitude ...

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    The Red Rocks of Pembrokeshire

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    On Saturday 19th February, the South Wales Geologists Association will be holding a meeting on: The Red Rocks of Pembrokeshire Prof. Brian Williams (University of Aberdeen) All the meetings start at 11.00am and the link can be obtained for those already not on our list at programme@swga.org.uk

    Engineering geo-hazard challenges for construction upon the Hythe Formation in Kent : Dr Clive Edmonds

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    Reading Geological Society’s March lecture is open to all and a link can be obtained by registering on our website, www.readinggeology.org.uk on our lectures page using the provided link "Non-members registration". The Cretaceous aged Hythe Formation comprises interbedded sandstone (hassock) and limestone (ragstone) which forms a relatively narrow arcuate outcrop around the Wealden area. The geological formation is known to ...

    Free

    The Voyage of the Beagle: Peter Worsley

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    Reading Geological Society’s April lecture is open to all and a link can be obtained by registering on our website, www.readinggeology.org.uk on our lectures page using the provided link "Non-members registration". The five plus years Charles Darwin spent on H.M.S. Beagle (1831-1836), are arguably the most important event in the entire history of geology. Contrary to popular conception, during the ...

    Free

    Tunnelling the Chilterns

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    Progress so far; understanding the risks; and how technology, planning and logistics help address the challenges of tunnelling through a highly fractured chalk aquifer. given by David Eve, Align (Head of Engagement & Compliance for HS2) Abstract: Who are Align and how does the company fit within the HS2 structure? This leads on to an overview of HS2. The HS2 ...

    Free

    Geo Hazards – A Recipe for Disaster by Ekbal Hussain – BGS

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    Globally, two thirds of deaths arising from natural hazards in recent decades were caused by geological hazards. But how and why do natural hazards turn into disasters? In this talk I will explore this question through the lens of one particularly troublesome hazard: earthquakes. The death toll for a given earthquake magnitude (and mechanism) will depend on geographic location, the ...

    Free

    Lyme Regis Fossil Festival

    Lyme Regis Lyme Regis Club For Young People, Lyme Regis, Dorset

    Have you seen a life-sized dinosaur or held a 200 million year old fossil in your hands? Will you discover your very own fossil in the sand and get to take it home? All these questions and more will be answered in a weekend of science, discovery and fun! After two years of delivering the Lyme Regis Fossil Festival online, ...

    Free

    A walk back through time along the Champions Trail of the Lickey Hills

    Lickey Hills Country Park Visitor Centre Warren LaneBirmingham,

    Sunday 8 May – 10.30 to 12.30 A free guided walk for all the family The history of the Earth is written in the rocks beneath your feet. Your guides will take you back almost 500 million years to an ancient shoreline, when Britain lay in the southern hemisphere. They will explore the evidence for the convulsions the rocks suffered ...

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    The old, the new and the revisited: tectonics, granites and resources in SW England

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    Reading Geological Society’s April lecture is open to all and a link can be obtained by registering on our website, www.readinggeology.org.uk on our lectures page using the provided link "Non-members registration". During the last decade, there has been a resurgence of exploration interest in the mineral (primarily tungsten, tin, copper, lithium) and deep geothermal energy resources in SW England to ...

    Free

    Civil engineering meets Geology: Panama Canal

    Sapsed Room (SR), Oaklands College, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL4 0XS Sapsed Room (SR), Oaklands College, St Albans, Hertfordshire

    given by Tony Waltham Abstract: A long and varied history of great canal construction extended throughout the 1800s, and included the first attempt at a canal across Panama, which failed in its early stages. It was therefore into the next century that that the Americans built the Panama Canal between 1904 and 1914. Construction of the massive concrete locks and ...