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Presidential address: Palaeogene magmatism in the British Isles: recent advances and current thinking (lecture)

Thursday, 10 December 2015
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Lecture Theatre, Gregory Building
c/o School of Geographical & Earth Sciences
Glasgow, Glasgow City G12 8QQ United Kingdom

Dr Brian Bell, University of Glasgow

I will outline our current understanding of the magmatism that occurred in the British Isles during the Palaeogene period. I will present field observations, together with geochemical and geophysical data, to explain the nature of the volcanic and intrusive activity in this spectacularly diverse magmatic province and set it in the wider context of the North Atlantic Igneous Province, which developed prior to and during the initial stages of ocean floor spreading.