Monthly talks in Cambridge
Monday 9th October 2017
“Crystal Palace: the first Jurassic Park”
Naomi Stevenson, GeoPeterborough
Monday 13th November 2017
“Stories from the chalky Fen Edge of Cambridgeshire”
Dr Peter Friend, Chair of the Friends of Sedgwick, Cambridge
Our AGM will also take place during the evening.
Monday 11th December 2017
“Triumphs and Disasters in practical Engineering Geology”
Prof. David Norbury, Sussex University and David Norbury Ltd
Monday 8th January 2018
“Clock of ages: using climate and orbits to tune geological timescales”
Simon Crowhurst, Senior Research Technician at the Sedimentary Laboratory in the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge
Monday 12th February 2018
“A mystical cave in Myanmar”
Steve Thompson, Exploration Geologist, Cambridge
Recent travels into the Shan States of Burma (Myanmar), in search of family history, reveal echoes of British and Irish geology, both rocks and geologists. Myanmar has a long and fascinating history of oil, gas and mineral production which continues to the present day and is a significant driver for Myanmar’s recent development as it moves forward (?) politically. However, far removed from the country’s financial hubs and tourist traps, there is a Mystical Cave, a geological gem that reveals the social and religious core of this fascinating nation..
Monday 12th March 2018
“Isostasy – the ups and downs of the crust” Dr Mike Tuke
This talk will include practical demonstrations and will cover: the structure of the crust and upper mantle, the principles of isostasy, the isostatic effects of ice, sedimentation, and volcanic activity.
Monday 9th April 2018
“The geology of Madeira”
Dr Sergio Marques Teixeira from Madeira Fauna and Flora
This talk follows on from the excellent trip that some of our members took to Madeira in 2017 which was led by Sergio. We are pleased that he can visit us to describe the very interesting geology of this spectacular volcanic island, also known for its sub tropical gardens and exciting walks.
Details of the talks from May to June 2018 will be available soon.
For more information on our talks programme please contact our Programme Secretary Franziska Norman on email@example.com
Download our CGS Programme Jan to April 18
Friends Meeting House
Friends Meeting House
91 – 93 Hartington Grove,
If possible please use the Hall car park otherwise please park in Coleridge Road or Hartington Grove towards Hills Road.
Please note the Meeting House is on the north side of Hartington Grove (shown as Quaker Meeting)
Friends of the Sedgwick Museum
The Friends organise a series of lectures in Cambridge (doors open, 6.15 pm for 7.00 pm in the Department of Earth Sciences) during autumn and winter and field trips during the spring and summer. They also organise overseas field trip in the UK and overseass. More information www.friendsofsedgwickmuseum.com
2017/2018 talks include:
Tuesday 10th October Jack Wright (Open University) on “Mapping geological features on the surface of the planet Mercury”
Tuesday 24th October Dr Ed Tipper (Cambridge University) on “Chemical Weathering in SE Asia”.
Tuesday 7th November Professor Ian Fairchild (University of Birmingham) on “The oldest and greatest glaciation of Scotland”.
Tuesday 6th February Charlotte Jackson (Cambridge) “Researching Mantle rocks in Botswana, Africa”.
Tuesday 20th February Dr Emily Mitchell (Cambridge) “Using Lasers to illuminate the Start of Complex Life”
Tuesday 27th February Varied talks by Dr Ruth Siddall (University College, London), Dr Nigel Woodcock (Cambridge University), and Mr Euan Furness (Cambridge University). The evening will cover the way that the collection and display of Building Stones has evolved through history, how the Sedgwick Museum’s Watson collection was formed, and how it may be further developed in the future.
Tuesday 13th March Professor P.R. Sheldon (Open University) “Trilobites, microevolution and environmental change”.
Exhibition Cambridge University Library
‘Landscapes Below’ until March 29 2018
A box full of diamonds, volcanic rock from Mount Vesuvius, and the geology guide that Darwin packed for his epic voyage on the Beagle will go on display in Cambridge this week as part of the first major exhibition to celebrate geological map-making.
Admission is free. More details here
NatHistFest : the CNHS 99th Conservazione!
We will, again, be participating in the annual Conversazione exhibition on the wonders of the natural world organised by Cambridge Natural History Society. Please come along and see our stand and those of other local organisations involved in the natural world. Entry is free. Date for 2018 is Friday 6th and Saturday 7th of April. More information www.cnhs.org.uk
Admission free. Location is the Department of Zoology (next to the Zoology Museum).
This really is a great opportunity to find out about local wildlife and natural history, and how you can get involved with a wide range of organisations, visit local sites and enjoy learning about the natural world in a friendly, informal and encouraging way.
Geo-East: The Ice (and after) in the Eastern Counties
Saturday 18th November 2017, Hills Road 6th Form College, Cambridge
Geology, Landscape, Life and Man: a one day conference
Geo-East are holding their second conference, moving forward in time from their previous one which focussed on the Chalk and examining the Ice Ages in the Eastern Counties. It will cover a diverse range of topics including climate change, palaeogeography and Ice Age rivers, mammalian biostratigraphy, the Fens and their human history and the dramatic opening of the English Channel.
Speakers include: Prof Nick Ashton, British Museum; Dr Steve Boreham, University of Cambridge; Prof. David Bridgland, Durham University; Prof. Sanjeev Gupta, Imperial College, London; Prof. Danielle Schreve, Royal Holloway, University of London; Dr Colin Summerhayes, University of Cambridge
Cost £30 including lunch, places must be booked in advance www.geo-eastevents.org.uk
Courses at the Institute of Continuing Education of University of Cambridge
The ICE holds many interesting courses, at Madingley Hall near Cambridge. The following can be booked now:
Treasures in the Fenland mud 25th March 2018 day school. Fee: £95
Archaeology in the fens.
For details of many other talks and societies in the Cambridge area see the CONDUIT publication issued by the Cambridge Antiquarian Society. It gives contact details for the many organisations working to promote interest in history,, particularly that of Cambridgeshire. The latest issue of CONDUIT can be downloaded from their website.
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