William Buckland 150th Anniversary Symposium

Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Saturday 12 August 2006

The Oxford University Museum of Natural History, the History of Geology Group (HOGG) and the Palaeontological Association are meeting together on Saturday 12th August 2006 for a day of talks on the charismatic William Buckland, to remember the 150th anniversary of his death (1784-1856). The Museum will also be exhibiting some of Bucklandís specimens.

Speakers on Buckland will include:

Jim Kennedy on Bucklandís life
John Brooke on palaeo-theology
Hugh Torrens on stratigraphy
Martin Rudwick on glacial theory
Philip Powell on Megalosaurus
Simon Knell on museums
Jonathan Topham on Bucklandís Bridgewater Treatise
Ralph O'Connor on storytelling
Philippe Taquet on Cuvier
Claudia Schweizer on palaeobotany
Patrick Boylan on institutionalisation

To book a ticket for the Buckland Symposium please send a cheque for £15 to Professor Jim Kennedy at the address below, with details of your name and address. (Members of HOGG and the Palaeontological Association pay £10.) Cheques should be made out to the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Lunch is not provided.

A registration form can be downloaded from the HOGG website (see below).
For a full programme see Ďeventsí on the HOGG website: www.geolsoc.org.uk/hogg

For further details contact Professor Jim Kennedy. Address: University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW, UK. Email:jim.kennedy@university-museum.oxford.ac.uk