2019-2020 lecture programme (Session 162)

Welcome to Session 162! Hopefully we have arranged a set of lectures with different themes and topics that has something for everyone. Things may change but as we go to press this is what I hope will unfold.

First up on the 10th October is Dr Nick Schofield from Aberdeen University who is an expert in hydrocarbon exploration in volcanic effected provinces – particularly west of Shetland and Rockall.

On the 14th November we welcome Peter Ledingham who is Managing Director of Geoscience Ltd. He is leading the development of the United Downs Deep Geothermal Project in Cornwall.

Our speaker for the 12th December lecture will be Professor Gawen Jenkin from Leicester University who will give us a very topical talk on sustainable mining, particularly for gold. (This will be preceded by the usual brief AGM).

Into the New Year. On the 9th January John Brown, a senior engineer with Arup in Edinburgh, will talk about the engineering geology of the Queensferry Crossing.

We welcome Amanda Owen on February 13th. Amanda is a sedimentologist here at Glasgow University and her talk is entitled “Understanding the spatial variability of sedimentary deposits”.

We will be hosting this year’s Joint Celebrity Lecture on 12th March with colleagues from the Edinburgh Geological Society. Professor Andrew Scott, from Royal Holloway College, University of London, is an expert on the very topical subject of fire and the subject of his talk is the title of his book “Burning Planet. The story of fire through time”.

On the 9th April our speaker will be Dr Jenny Collier from Imperial College who will tell us all about the breaching of the Dover Strait and the creation of “Island Britain”.

Finally, don’t forget the usual Members’ Night on the 14th May.

David Webster
Meetings Secretary