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Previous Lectures available on Zoom for 30 days from broadcast - emailed to members only.
Upcoming Lectures and Field Trips 2021/2022 - open to non-members

15 December - Christmas event, details to follow 

2022

19 January - Precariously balanced rocks - Anna Rood.

16 February – Geodiversity: redundant term or influential concept? Professor Murray Gray.

19th February (AGM) followed by annual address Mine Wastes: from Canada to Cornwall Professor Karen Hudson-Edwards.

More details about all the above lectures and field trip, including zoom links below. Zoom links are posted about a week before the lecture. 


 

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.

 

Wednesday 16 February 2022 at 7pm on zoom

Professor Murray Gray, Queen Mary University of London.  Geodiversity: redundant term or influential concept? 

This lecture will argue that, contrary to a recent paper that claimed that ”geodiversity” is a redundant term since diversity is implicit in the term “geology”, its introduction has in fact led to several new insights, research outcomes and ideas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 22 February following AGM - Annual Address

Professor Karen Hudson-Edwards, Professor of Sustainable Mining, Camborne School of Mines and Environment and Sustainable Institute, University of Exeter.

'Mine Wastes: Canada to Cornwall’, An exploration of the geochemistry, mineralogy, impacts and resource potential of mine wastes occurring from Canada to Cornwall, including updates on new projects in Cornwall, including ‘Legacy Wastes in the Coastal Zone’ and ‘Met4Tech: Developing a Circular Economy Centre on Technology Metals’.