Programme of Indoor Meetings 2017 - 2018

Wednesday 25 October 2017 at 19:00

The Science and Engineering of Shale - Prof Ernie Rutter


Saturday 18 November 2017 at 13:30 - The Broadhurst Lectures: Deep Earth Matters

Surprises from the top of the mantle transition zone - Professor Hugh Rollinson, University of Derby
Dynamics of the core-mantle boundary - Dr Andrew Walker, University of Leeds
The scale, magnitude and distribution of chemical heterogeneities in the Earth: what are they, how do they form, and how do we find them? - Dr Jason Harvey, Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics, University of Leeds


Wednesday 29 November 2017 at 18:30 - Joint meeting with Manchester Geographical Association

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

Venue: Manchester Metropolitan University, Brooks Building, Birley Campus, Bonsall Strteet, Manchester M15 6GX

Saturday 9 December 2017 at 13:30 - Some Aspects of Planetary Geology in the Solar System

Cosmic Debris - The Geology of Small Bodies in the Solar System - Dr Rhian Jones, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Manchester
Curiosity at Gale Crater, Mars: lake bed sediments, sand dunes and sulphate veins - Dr Susanne P Schwenzer, Lecturer in Earth Science, The Open University
Flood basalts and explosive volcanism on Mercury and the Moon - David A Rothery, Professor of Planetary Geosciences, The Open University


Saturday 13 January 2018 at 13:30 - Flying Fossils

How to make a bird from a dinosaur - Dr Steve Brusatte, Chancellor's Fellow in Vertebrate Palaeontology and Reader, School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh

What were pterosaurs? I mean, really? - Dr Mark Witton, Honorary Research Fellow, School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Portsmouth

How did the largest animals to ever fly get off the ground? Biomechanics of pterosaurs - Dr Liz Martin-Silverstone, University of Bristol


Wednesday 7 February 2018 at 19:00 - AGM followed by Presidential Address

Aspects of North Island Geology - Jane Michael, MGA President

Wednesday 21 March 2018 at 19:00

Carboniferous carbonate platforms: limestone deposition in a changing climate - Lucy Manifold