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Programme of Indoor Meetings 2018 - 2019

Wednesday 17 October 2018 at 19:00

Holiday Geology: members' talks

Aspects of the Geology of Bhutan - Peter del Strother
The Geology of the Pembrokeshire Coast - Graptolites, Red Rocks and Healing Springs! - Mary Howie
Geology of the Julian Alps (Slovenian Triassic) - Martin Haywood


Saturday 10 November 2018 at 13:30 - The Broadhurst Lectures: Earth's Distant Past

Continent formation and the early Earth plate tectonic enigma - Prof Richard White, University of St Andrews
A world of microbes: exploring early life on Earth - Dr Stefan Schroeder, University of Manchester
The Great Oxidation Event - Dr Matthew Warke, University of St Andrews


Thursday 22 November 2018 at 18:30 - Joint Lecture with Manchester Geographical Association

Venue: Manchester Metropolitan University, Brooks Building, 53 Bonsall St, Manchester M15 6GX

Melting Ice - Rising Seas: Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment - Dr. Colin Summerhayes, Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge

Saturday 8 December 2018 at 13:30 - Some Aspects of the Quaternary

Underwater Rivers - Prof Jeff Peakall, University of Leeds
Living with a shrinking Nile - 8000 years of environmental change in the Nile Valley of Northern Sudan - Prof Jamie Woodward, University of Manchester
Fluvial History of Quaternary Environmental Change - Prof David Bridgland, University of Durham


Thursday 17 January 2019 at 18:30 - Joint Meeting with Geological Society, North West Region

Groundwater resource protection: present and future challenges - Prof Robert Ward, British Geological Survey

Wednesday 6 February 2019 at 19:00 - AGM followed by Presidential Address

Date to be confirmed

Presidential Address - Dr Cathy Hollis, MGA President

Meetings are held in the Lecture Theatre in the Williamson Building, University of Manchester, 176 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9QQ, unless otherwise stated.

Full details of the speakers and their lecture titles will be circulated nearer the times of the meetings.