Join us for an interesting and informative evening!
Normally the Geologists’ Association organises a series of illustrated evening lectures on a wide range of geological topics. These are held on the first Friday of the month in the Janet Watson Lecture Theatre of the Geological Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly W1V 0JU. Tea would be available at 5.30 pm with the lecture starting at 6.00 pm. Following the talk we would invite you to join us for a reception in the lower library with wine and nibbles.
Non-members are always welcome to attend for an introductory visit arranged by phoning (020 7434 9298) or emailing (firstname.lastname@example.org) the Executive Secretary to book a place.
However these are not normal times and whilst government restrictions remain in place we are working hard to deliver a schedule of virtual, vLectures freely available to all.
WE MANAGED TO HOLD OUR 2020 JANUARY, FEBRUARY AND MARCH LECTURES
January 3 - Strange bedfellows (Life, Oxygen and Gypsum) during the emergence of complex life around the Ediacaran Cambrian transition
Prof Graham Shields
AND OUR 2020 LECTURE SCHEDULE RESTARTED IN JUNE WITH THE HALSTEAD LECTURE
5 June - Halstead Lecture: Deep carbon cycling over the past 200 million years: contributions from tectonic settings.
Kevin Wong (2019 GASS Best Presentation Award winner)
July 10 - The weird and wonderful world of Sedimentology
Dr Jon Noad
September 11 - Comparing the flints of the Upper Cretaceous of England with the cherts/flints from the Eocene-Miocene White Limestone of Jamaica
Prof Simon F. Mitchell, from The University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica
November - No lecture will be held due to the Festival of Geology.
December 4 - Environmental conditions that existed during rebuilding of an early Carboniferous ecosystem
Prof. Sarah Davies (Leicester University)
2019 LECTURE MEETINGS
March 8 - Halstead Lecture
Note later start time of 6.30pm with tea from 6pm The secret Life of salt giants: 3d seismic data reveals new insights into the structural evolution of salt-influenced passive margins Sian Evans
October 4 - Searching for an impact crater in Scotland Dr Mike Simms
2018 LECTURE MEETINGS
2017 LECTURE MEETINGS
January 6 - Prof Paul Upchurch
New Perspectives on dinosaur diversity and extinction
February 3 - Prof Simon Lewis
The Palaeolithic of Breckland: old sites, new questions Henry Stopes Memorial Lecture
March 3 - Dr Thomas Gernon
Diamonds and Chocolate: New Volcanic Process Discovered
April 7 - Professor Tim Reston
Crustal Thinning – What happens when a continent breaks up
May 5 - Dr Colin Prosser
AGM and Presidential Address
Conserving Rocks! - How did that come about? A brief history of Geoconservation in the UK
June 2 - Dean Lomax
The incredible Ichthyosaurus: a reassessment of a British Jurassic Icon
July 7 - Antonio Ferreira
Radon, the Geogenic Gas
October 6 - Dr Maria McNamara
New Advances in the study of fossil animal colour
December 1 - Prof Tamsin Mather
Volcanoes and Global change?
2016 LECTURE MEETINGS
January 8 - Dr Fausto Ferraccioli
The Gambursev Subglacial Mountains parodox in East Antarctica: solved or enduringly enigmatic?
February 5 - Dr Imran Rahman
A Virtual World of Palaeontology
March 11 - Dr Nick Longrich
Giant marine reptiles and whales during the Eocene-Oligocene cooling event
April 1 - Dr Julie Prytulak
The Biggest Volcano on Earth
May 6 - Dr Haydon Bailey
AGM and Presidential Address
Foraminifera II: Planktonics - The free floating story
June 3 - Dr Colin Summerhayes
Cambridge Earth's Climate Evolution
July 1 - Dr Lidia Lonergan
The Geology and Scenery of Italy: the Role of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tectonic Plates
*POSTPONED* October 7 - Dr Antonio Ferreira
Radon, a silent GeoHazard
*Change of talk*
October 7 - Haydon Bailey
The Geology of the Chilterns and the potential impact of HS2
December 2 -Prof John Cosgrove
The Evolution of a fold thrust belt – an example from the Zagros Mountains of Iran