Lectures 2021/2022
19 May - details below
23 June – more information to follow
21 July - details below
18 August – more information to follow
15 September - details below
20 October – more information to follow
17 November - details below
15 December - Christmas event, details to follow
19 January - details below
16 February – more information to follow
Saturday 19th February - AGM, Penzance

If you missed the last lecture in April by Damian Nance, The Supercontinent Cycle you can access the recording by clicking on the link

Wednesday 19 May - 7 pm on zoom

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.




Wednesday 21 July at 7pm on zoom (rescheduled from 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? 



Wednesday 15 September 7pm on zoom

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

The Ubiquitous Sulphide










Wednesday 17 November at 7 pm at Truro School if possible

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









Wednesday 19 January 2022 at 7pm on zoom

Anna Rood, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London

Precariously balanced rocks are ancient formations found throughout the world where a slender boulder is balanced in such a way as to be vulnerable to being pushed over by earthquake shaking. These natural balancing acts provide a geological record of seismic shaking of large, rare earthquakes, a record that could drastically improve estimates of future earthquake ground shaking.