Establishing the glacial record of the Port Askaig Tillite Formation (Cryogenian) in Argyll (lecture)

Date: Thursday, 12 April 2018
Time: 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Type: Lecture


Dr Tony Spencer

Topics to be covered are the Cryogenian geology of the Garvellachs & Islay including the stratigraphy of the Port Askaig Tillite and a discussion of the various environmental interpretations: grounded ice, floating ice, periglacial and non-glacial. The talk will also cover climatically-related stratigraphic episodes, the offshore geology and a history of studies from 1820 – 2020.

Before the lecture, Dr Spencer will be presented with the T. Neville George Medal for services to stratigraphy in recognition of his work on Precambrian glaciations, in particular his work on the Port Askaig Tillite on Islay and the Garvellachs.

Additional Information

Lecture Theatre, Gregory Building