Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Good lectures - October 1st and October 7th

October 1st
A Bug’s Life: The role of micropalaeontology in industrial problem solving
Professor Malcolm Hart, Emeritus Professor of Micropalaeontology at the University of Plymouth
Micropalaeontology is the study of microscopic fossils and has been used extensively by the hydrocarbons industry for the stratigraphical correlation of rock successions (especially recovered in boreholes). In many quarrying or engineering projects stratigraphical “control” is also required and this will be explained using the site investigation for the Thames Barrier and the construction of the Channel Tunnel as the leading examples.
Bath Geological Society for details

Wednesday October 7th
William Smith Bicentenary: Visualising Landscapes and Geology, Past, Present and Future
Professor Iain Stewart, University of Plymouth
The Geological Society of London, Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol

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