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Programme of Indoor Meetings 2011 - 2012

Wednesday 12 October 2011 - Fossil Molecules - chemistry as a tool for palaeontology

Talks commence at 7pm. Refreshments from 6pm

Whodungit? Coprolite chemistry reveals diet, digestive processes and digestive tract microbes of extinct animals - Dr. Fiona Gill, University of Leeds

Dead in the Water: an Investigation into Eocene Fish Mass Mortality Events - Dr. Jo Hellawell, University of Bonn

Meeting notes are available for download as an Adobe pdf file

Saturday 12 November 2011 - The Broadhurst Lectures: The Coal Measures

Rates of Sedimentation in the Namurian and Westphalian: A Review - Dr. Derek Brumhead MBE, Manchester Geological Association

Coal Depositional Environments and Effects on Mining in Northern England - Dr. Paul Guion, Honorary Fellow, University of Derby

The Rise and Fall of the Coal Forests - Dr. Howard Falcon-Lang, Royal Holloway, University of London

Brymbo Fossil Forest: Fossils from the Brymbo Steelworks Site - Dr Jacqui Malpas, Association of Welsh RIGS Groups

Opencast uncovers the Past - Alan Davies, formerly Curator, Lancashire Mining Museum

Coal-Mining in Lancashire, the Photographic Record - Alan Davies, formerly Curator, Lancashire Mining Museum

Meeting notes are available as Word document or Adobe pdf files

Saturday 10 December 2011 at 13:30 - A Look at the Triassic

Triassic Cheshire: An Overview - Fred Owen, Manchester Geological Association

The Alderley Edge Mines - Nigel Dibben, Derbyshire Caving Club

Chirotherium and the Triassic Environment - Dr Geoff Tresise, National Museums, Liverpool

Meeting notes are available as Word document or Adobe pdf files

Saturday 14 January 2012 at 13:30 - The Fossil Hunters

Mary Anning (1799-1847) and Thomas Hawkins (1810-1889): two very different 'monster' fossil hunters - Professor Hugh Torrens, University of Keele

James Powrie - Bob Davidson, University of Aberdeen

James Frederick Jackson (1894-1966): boy genius and extraordinary geologist - Dr. Cindy Howells, National Museum of Wales

Meeting notes are available as Word document or Adobe pdf files

Wednesday 15 February 2012 at 19:00 - AGM followed by Presidential Address

Geology and the Geologist in Crime and Mystery Fiction - Dr Tony Adams, University of Manchester

Wednesday 7 March 2012 (to be confirmed) at 18:30 - Joint Meeting with the Geographical Association

Natural Hazards in the Caribbean: Causes and Impacts - Dr. Servel Miller, University of Chester