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A Building Stones Guide to Central Manchester
Third Edition (2014)
Four self-guided walks through the city centre
Now available to purchase

Programme of Indoor Meetings 2016 - 2017

Wednesday 12 October 2016 at 19:00

The geology of the Indian Himalayas: a view from our new Manchester student fieldcourse - Dr John Nudds, University of Manchester

Saturday 19 November 2016 at 10:00 - The Broadhurst Lectures: The Climate History of the Earth

The Climate Archives of Caves and Stalagmites - Prof Dave Mattey, Royal Holloway, University of London
Glaciers and Climate Change - Prof Michael Hambrey, University of Aberystwyth
Ice Ages of Early Earth - Dr Catherine Rose, Trinity College Dublin
Climate Modelling - Prof Alan Haywood, University of Leeds
On the topic of the influence of climate change on the Permo-Triassic mass extinction (title to be confirmed) - Prof Richard Twitchett, Natural History Museum

Saturday 10 December 2016 at 13:30 - Recent Discoveries in British Palaeontology

The Incredible Ichthyosaurus: a reassessment of a British Jurassic Icon - Dean Lomax (University of Manchester)

Dinosaurs from Wales - Cindy Howells (National Museum Wales)

Digital techniques for understanding ancient life - Dr Russell Garwood (University of Manchester)

Populating a post-extinction world: the resurgence of vertebrate diversity in the early Carboniferous - Prof Jenny Clack (Cambridge University)

Saturday 21 January 2017 at 13:30 - Rare Earth Elements: vital commodities

The Geology of Rare Earths - Prof Frances Wall, University of Exeter

Using a Life Cycle Assessment for rare earth production - Robert Pell, University of Exeter

Rare earths in the real world - from separation plant to market - Suzanne Shaw, Roskill (leader in international metals and minerals research since 1930)

Abstracts and speaker biographies - Word / PDF

Wednesday 8 February 2017 at 19:00 - AGM followed by Presidential Address

New Zealand geology is not just volcanoes and earthquakes - Jane Michael, MGA President

Wednesday 8 March 2017 at 18:30 - Joint meeting with Manchester Geographical Association

Faulty Communications: Seismic Hazard in Istanbul - Prof Iain Stewart, Plymouth University

This meeting was cancelled