Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, this event will be held by means of a Zoom webinar. The programme is as follows.
7.15: Meeting open – connect to Zoom (instructions sent by email)
7.30: Introduction by Walter Semple
7.35: “Sea kayak trip to the west coast of Jura” by David Webster
7.55: Break (to allow people to clap and refresh beverages)
8.10: Questions to David Webster
8.20: “Contrasting islands: The geology of Eigg and Rum” by Angus Miller
8.45: Questions to Angus Miller
8.55: “The Carbon game: adventures of a globe-trotting carbon atom” by Simon Cuthbert
9.10: Questions to Simon Cuthbert
9.20: Vote of thanks by the president, Neil Clark
Society members for whom we have email addresses have been sent instructions on how to join the meeting. If you are a member but did not receive an email, or a non-member who would like to join the meeting, please email the society’s meetings secretary to request the instructions.
The audience will be muted during the talks by the host to reduce background noise. You can unmute yourself if/when you want to ask a question. There is the facility to “chat”: you can type a question at any time and the chair/host can see these and call on you to ask your question or for the speaker to respond. The questions will be taken at the end of each talk.
David Webster’s talk on Jura is a trial of a virtual field trip; so questions during the presentation are fine as that’s what would happen naturally. Real field trips are usually accompanied by a hand-out, and to help you suspend reality David has created a map for you to print and use as he takes you to the various localities. You can download the map here.