Session 61 (2018-2019)

Session 60 (2017-2018)

Session 59 (2016-2017)

Session 58 (2015-2016)

Session 57 (2014-2015)

Session 56 (2013-2014)

Session 55 (2012-2013)

Session 54 (2011-2012)

Session 61 (2018-2019)

11th October 2018
Professor Alasdair Skelton, University of Stockholm
Is mountain building a sink or source of atmospheric CO2? A case study of metamorphic fluid flow from the SW Scottish Highlands

8th November 2018
Professor Ian Alsop, University of Aberdeen
Unravelling soft sediment deformation in earthquake-triggered mass transport deposits

13th December 2018
Dr Roddy Muir, Midland Valley Exploration
Ben Nevis – remnant of a lost volcanic landscape

10th January 2019
Dr Jim Morrison (Retiring Presidential Address)
A broader view of the Moine Thrust

14th February 2019
Dr Nick Fraser, National Museum of Scotland
Joint lecture with the Glasgow Natural History Society
The Heath Robinson world of the Triassic

20th February 2019
Dr Tim Dempster, University of Glasgow
Clough Medal and Joint Celebrity Lecture with the Geological Society of Edinburgh, to be held in Edinburgh
Sideways views of Scottish garnets: insights into metamorphic processes

14th March 2019
Dr Bernard Besley, Besley Earth Science Ltd
Basin evolution in the Variscan foreland in southern Britain

1th April 2019
Dr Nick Schofield, University of Aberdeen
Hydrocarbon exploration in volcanic-affected basins

9th May 2019
Members’ Night

Session 60 (2017-2018)

12th October 2017
Professor Peter Doyle
Disputed Earth: Geology and the Western Front, 1914–1918

9th November 2017
Professor Lorna Dawson, Head of Forensic Soil Science, The James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen
Soil in criminal investigations: investigation and evaluation in current and cold cases

14th December 2017
Professor Stephen Daly, University College Dublin
Palaeoproterozoic terrane accretion on the Celtic fringe of the Nuna (Columbia) supercontinent

11th January 2018
Dr Simon Cuthbert, University of the West of Scotland
Venus – dark secrets behind the veil

8th February 2018
Dr Roger Anderton
From Mid Argyll to Mull: the sea bed geology of the Firth of Lorne

21st February 2018
Professor Bob Holdsworth, Durham University/Geospatial Research
Joint Celebrity Lecture with Edinburgh Geological Society, to be held in Edinburgh
Cracked and full of sand: insights into the development of fractured basement reservoirs west of Shetland

8th March 2018
Dr Nick Tosca, Oxford University
Re-animating the chemistry of Precambrian oceans: new perspectives on the environmental backdrop to early life

12th April 2018
Dr Tony Spencer
T. Neville George Medal lecture
Establishing the glacial record of the Port Askaig Tillite Formation (Cryogenian) in Argyll

10th May 2018
Members’ Night

Session 59 (2016-2017)

13th October 2016
Professor Rachel Wood, Chair of Carbonate Geoscience, University of Edinburgh
The Great Dying: what happened 250 million years ago?

10th November 2016
Professor Ian Fairchild, Professor of Geosystems, University of Birmingham
Cave deposits (speleothems) as archives of past environments and climates

8th December 2016
Professor Tony Fallick, Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre
Planet Earth’s mid-life crisis: carbon isotopes, concretions and the “Great Oxidation Event”

12th January 2017
Dr Stephen Brusatte, Chancellor’s Fellow, University of Edinburgh
Scotland’s Jurassic Park: the Isle of Skye and new fossil discoveries by the PalAlba group

9th February 2017
Dr Diarmad Campbell, British Geological Survey
Making better use of the ground beneath our cities; the Glasgow experience is that it helps to  ASK…

9th March 2017
Dr Derek Fabel, University of Glasgow
Extremely rare isotope metrology @ SUERC (Scottish Universities Environment Research Centre)

20th April 2017
Professor John Parnell, School of Geosciences, University of Aberdeen
An alternative fossil record: evidence for a deep biosphere in Scotland’s past

11th May 2017
Members’ Night

Session 58 (2015-2016)

8th October 2015
Dr John Mendum, BGS Edinburgh
Problems of Highland geology, past and present

12th November 2015
Professor John Cope, National Museum of Wales
T. Neville George Medal lecture
Redrawing the geological map of South Wales

10th December 2015
AGM and lecture
Dr Brian Bell, University of Glasgow
Presidential address: Palaeogene magmatism in the British Isles: recent advances and current thinking

14th January 2016
Dr Jim Morrison, GSG Meetings Secretary 1990-2015
A quarter century of society meetings and lectures (Sessions 133-157)

11th February 2016
Professor Stephen Hesselbo, Cambourne School of Mines
Joint Celebrity Lecture with Edinburgh Geological Society
Rhythms of the Jurassic

10th March 2016
Dr David Brown, Dr Daniel Koehn and students, University of Glasgow
The Glasgow University Tanzania expedition: the volcanology, tectonics and carbonatites of the East African Rift

14th April 2016
Professor Tim Lenton, University of Exeter
Revolutions that made the Earth

12th May 2016
Members’ Night

Session 57 (2014-2015)

9th October 2014
Dr Peter Treloar, Kingston University
Minerals – from mines to mountains

13th November 2014
Dr Graham Leslie, BGS Edinburgh
Accretion and tectonic amalgamation in Anglesey

11th December 2014
AGM and lecture
Dr Jim MacDonald, University of Glasgow
A journey through geological time in Namibia

15th January 2015
Professor Zoe Shipton, University of Strathclyde
UK shale gas: frack on, frack off or frack well?

12th February 2015
Dr John Winchester, Keele University
European accretion in the Palaeozoic: recognition and origins of accreted terranes

12th March 2015
Dr Ian Williamson, formerly of British Geological Survey
Are the Early Palaeogene lava fields of NW Scotland monotonous piles of old, cold and very boring basalt?

9th April 2015
Dr Laura Evenstar, University of Bristol
Atacama Desert: the chicken or the egg scenario?

14th May 2015
Members’ Night

Session 56 (2013-2014)

10th October 2013
Dr Richard Bates, University of St Andrews
Doggerland extended – submerged prehistory in Northern Scotland
[Joint lecture with Archaeological Society]

14th November 2013
Dr Tom Bradwell, BGS Edinburgh
Ice streams in the British (Scottish) Ice Sheet: theory and observations – from onshore and offshore

12th December 2013
AGM and lecture
Dr Jim Hansom, University of Glasgow
What has Geodiversity ever done for us? Answers from a coast near you!

9th January 2014
Joint Celebrity Lecture with Edinburgh Geological Society
Professor Chris Hawkesworth, University of St Andrews
The evolution of the continental crust: the isotope legacy

13th February 2014
Dr Simon Cuthbert, University of the West of Scotland
Geological travels in Norway

13th March 2014
Dr Rob Strachan, University of Portsmouth
New interpretations of the Caledonian geology of Shetland

10th April 2014
Dr Simon Passey, University of Cambridge
Continental flood basalts of the Faroe Islands and the opening of the North Atlantic

15th May 2014
Members’ Night

Session 55 (2012-2013)

11th October 2012
Dr Steve Jones, Birmingham University
The relationship between the Greenland-Scotland Ridge, the Iceland Plume and Northern Hemisphere glaciation

8th November 2012
Dr Jim Morrison, Geological Society of Glasgow
North Atlantic opening – an introduction

13th December 2012
AGM and Presidential Address
Miss Margaret Donnelly
Geological journeys

10th January 2013
Dr Jon Mound, Leeds University
The complex and dynamic inner core

14th February 2013
David McInroy, BGS Edinburgh
Formation of the Rockall microcontinent: a result of pre-Palaeogene extension in the NE Atlantic region

14th March 2013
T. Neville George Medal lecture
Professor Jenny Clack, Cambridge University
Populating Romer’s Gap: rebuilding terrestrial ecosystems after the end-Devonian mass extinction

18th April 2013
Dr David Chew, Trinity College, Dublin
Measuring Palaeozoic time by isotopic dating

9th May 2013
Members’ Night

Session 54 (2011-2012)

13th October 2011
Dr Phil Stone, BGS Edinburgh Geology in the Falkland Islands

10th November 2011
Professor Dorrick Stow, Heriot-Watt University
Vanished Ocean: how Tethys shaped the world

8th December 2011
Annual General Meeting and Dr David Chew, Trinity College, Dublin
Measuring Palaeozoic time by isotopic dating
Note: This meeting was cancelled because of bad weather

12th January 2012
Two shorter talks from society members

9th February 2012
Dr David Brown, University of Glasgow
Palaeogene pyroclastic rocks of Scotland

8th March 2012
Dr Mike Romano, University of Sheffield
Tracking Jurassic dinosaurs

12th April 2012
Joint Celebrity Lecture with Edinburgh Geological Society
Dr Peter Cawood, University of St Andrews
Making mountains: drivers and consequences

10th May 2012
Members’ Night