List of Upcoming Lectures

21 April at 7pm 


The Supercontinent Cycle’  - Damian Nance, distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geology, Ohio University

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19 May at 7pm


Geomicrobiology - How Microbes change the Earth - Laura Newsome, Lecturer in Applied Geomicrobiology, Camborne School of Mines and Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter.

Although microbes are very small, their metabolism changes the world, both in the present day and the geological past. This talk will introduce the field of geomicrobiology and give examples of how we can use microbes to clean up pollution and recovery metals from rocks.








23 June – more info to follow


21 July at 7pm (rescheduled from 20 January)


The Ice Age in Cornwall: new perspectives on old problems 

Professor James Scourse, Centre for Geography and Environmental Science, University of Exeter (Penryn).


The recently completed 6-year BRITICE-CHRONO NERC Large Grant has reconstructed in great detail the Last British-Irish Ice Sheet. Highlights in our region include new extensive offshore ice limits, very tight constraints on the timing and extent of the glaciation on Scilly but brought into sharper focus some longstanding problems, such as where was the ice limit offshore north Cornwall, or was north Cornwall glaciated after all? 






18 August – more info to follow


15 September 7pm


‘Pyrite’  - Frank Howie, Chair of Cornwall Geo-conservation Group.

The Ubiquitous Sulphide












20 October – more info to follow


17 November at 7pm


Mark Vanstone, Director of Studies, Truro School:  Recording earthquakes with a Raspberry Shake (provisional title), venue at Truro School if possible


15th December – Christmas event

19th January 2022  – more info to follow

16th February – more info to follow

Saturday 19th February 2022 - AGM, Penzance