Saturday, 31 January 2015

Feb 5th - Bath Geological Society AGM and Earthquakes in Asia

Bath Geological Society Annual General Meeting 7.00 p.m. 
followed by the lecture at 7.30p.m.
Searching for ancient earthquakes in the interior of Asia
Dr. Richard Walker, Dept. Earth Sciences, University of Oxford

 Mongolia, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan are lands of high mountains, faults, and earthquakes in the heart of Asia. The active deformation is due to the collision of India and Asia, which has generated faulting and mountain-building covering a region stretching from the Himalaya to Siberia, and is one of the main testing-ground for theories of continental tectonics.
In this lecture, Richard will describe some of his travels in central Asia, and will show the ways in which the landscape has been influenced by active faults and earthquakes. He will give examples of earthquakes from history and from prehistory, and will examine the hazard faced at the present-day.
7.00 p.m. 16 Queen's Square, Bath
Everyone welcome - free refreshments

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Earth Heritage Magazine

February 4th - Extreme volcanic eruptions: global catastrophe?

 Extreme volcanic eruptions: Global catastrophe?

  • Wednesday 4 February 2015
  • University of Bath, Lecture Theatre 8W 1.1
Apart from impact by asteroids, very large magnitude explosive eruptions are the only natural hazard that could cause global disaster and a crisis for civilisation. The vulnerability of humanity to extreme events is increasing with population, environmental change and the interdependencies implicit in globalisation.
Professor Stephen Sparks will discuss super-eruptions that can be ten to one hundred times larger than the greatest eruption of the last 1,000 years.
This is the sixth lecture in the RGS's six-part series on Global Sustainability.
For more lectures, see the full GULP programme.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Want to teach geology?

Do you have a degree containing geology?
Are you a teacher or training to become one?
Would you like to teach geology in your school or college?

If the answers to the above are 'yes', then - 
join the Summer School at Keele University

Industrial bursaries available so the course 
is free of charge to those UK/EU citizens 
that meet the bursary criteria.

Assessing a supervolcano without making it erupt

William Smith bicentenary celebrations

23 - 24 April 2015