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WELCOME

Welcome to the LGS website.

Founded 1859
Registered Charity No: 500067

LIVERPOOL

GEOLOGICAL

SOCIETY

160th Session
Chirotherium storetonense Track © World Museum, Liverpool

FROM THE TREASURER

Subscriptions for the 2018 - 2019 session are due on the 1st October 2018, ALL enquires regarding membership of the Society to the Honorary Treasurer at g.t.b_lgs@hotmail.co.uk Those wishing to take advantage of a Standing Order Mandate to pay their subscriptions and save worrying each year about paying their subscriptions please contact me (Honorary Treasurer) and I will supply you our bank details, this can be completed online or by going to your bank in person. Subscription rates are: £15 for full members and £5 for student members (full time students). Those members who subscribe to the Geological Journal, the yearly subscription price is £64.00 Mr Gary T Billington Honorary Treasurer Liverpool Geological Society 4 Lewisham Road Liverpool L11 1EF
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*Please note that new data protection

regulations come into force on 25th May

2018. If you wish us to contact you, you must

return this form, filled in, to us.

Bring a rock……

Before the meeting on 9th October we will be having a
bring -a-rock session in the foyer where we meet. If you
would like to join us for an informal discussion about
rocks, please do - with or without a rock - but maybe
bring a small one, that you can hold in one hand!

Liverpool Geological Society Prizes – October 2018.

Aurianna Najah– Overall Excellence in BSc Geography at Liverpool John Moores University. Aurianna graduated with First Class Honours Degree in Geography, achieving an impressive 79% overall. Aurianna has always performed to a high level producing excellent work over a range of diverse subjects through her years of study in LJMU. In the final year of her study Aurianna received an internship from CENAPRED (Centro Nacional de Prevención de Desastres - Mexico) to do her project on volcanic hazards from the Popocatépetl Volcano. Charlotte Copley –Overall Excellence in BSC Geology at the University of Liverpool. Charlotte has recently started work as a graduate Geo-environmental Engineer with Lithos Consulting Limited in Bradford. Project – The Geological Evolution of the Llanberis Area: Folding, Faulting and Strain During the course of the last years, Charlotte has matured to become an excellent young scientist. Always enthusiastic to deepen her understanding of the relationships between observations and fundamental principles (no matter how complex these might be), She has worked with dedication and settled for no less than comprehensive solutions during her project. Billie Jones – UoL – Overall Excellence in BSC Geology and Physical Geography at the University of Liverpool. Billie Jones did her honours project work at Cross Fell. She achieved the highest mark in the Geology and Physical Geography BSc degree in 2018. From very early on in her degree it was clear that Billie was an exceptional student. She showed dedication to her studies and a determination to succeed that resulted in several impressive results in modules such as: Evolution, Oceans and Climate, and Palaeobiology and Evolution. Billie won several other awards during her time at the University of Liverpool including the Mazurek Microscopy award in her first year and the PalAss Palaeontology award in her second year. Billie has been passionate about continuing her studies in palaeontology and will be starting an MSc in Palaeobiology at the University of Bristol next year. Will Sparrow -Overall Excellence in BSC Geophysics at the University of Liverpool. Will has recently started work on the AWE (Atomic Weapons Establishment) graduate scheme working in the department that uses seismics to detect and identify underground explosions as part of the UK's involvement in the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Will Sparrow, a student in Geophysics (Physics) gained the highest first class degree in Geophysics this year. His thesis was entitled "Improving field models 1800-1840, the data of Alexander von Humboldt". Alexander von Humboldt did extensive scientific work in South America from 1798 to 1802, including high-quality measurements of the magnetic inclination, occasional declination, and also the first wide-spread survey of the relative changes in magnetic intensity. Only a small fraction of these data have been included in modelling efforts to date, and the data included had a bad systematic error due to mistakes in the mid-1800s in data transcription. Will was able to demonstrate that including these data allows more detail in the models of the field at the core, particularly in the Atlantic hemisphere, and particularly provided initial evidence that will change our interpretation of the initiation of the weak area in the field now called the South Atlantic Anomaly.
named in honour of the late Professor Wallace Pitcher –Herdman Professor of Geology at the University of Liverpool, former President of the Society and of the Geological Society of London Prizes are awarded for work, at a range of levels on the Geology of North West England or North Wales. The award for work on ‘Salt in Cheshire: Geology, History and Industry’ goes to twins who are both A level students at Calday Grange Grammar School (Wirral). Our esteemed panel of reviewers commented on a report that was thorough, concisely written and beautifully presented The prize is awarded jointly to Julian and Harry Young.
PITCHER PRIZES

Nov 6

Prof Richard Holme

(Liverpool)

The geomagnetic field is (probably) not reversing

WELCOME

Welcome to the LGS website.

© Liverpool Geological Society

Liverpool Geological

Society

160 th session
Registered Charity No: 500067
Chirotherium storetonense Track © World Museum, Liverpool

*Please note that new data protection

regulations come into force on 25th May

2018. If you wish us to contact you, you must

return this form, filled in, to us.

LGS member Ray Humphreys

has been awarded a British

Empire Medal for sevices to

Geology and Education, in

the Queen’s Birthday

Honours 2018

FROM THE TREASURER

Subscriptions for the 2018 - 2019 session are due on the 1st October 2018, ALL enquires regarding membership of the Society to the Honorary Treasurer at g.t.b_lgs@hotmail.co.uk Those wishing to take advantage of a Standing Order Mandate to pay their subscriptions and save worrying each year about paying their subscriptions please contact me (Honorary Treasurer) and I will supply you our bank details, this can be completed online or by going to your bank in person. Subscription rates are: £15 for full members and £5 for student members (full time students). Those members who subscribe to the Geological Journal, the yearly subscription price is £64.00 Mr Gary T Billington Honorary Treasurer Liverpool Geological Society 4 Lewisham Road Liverpool L11 1EF

Bring a rock……

Before the meeting on 9th October we will be having a bring -a-rock session in the foyer where we meet. If you would like to join us for an informal discussion about rocks, please do - with or without a rock - but maybe bring a small one, that you can hold in one hand!

Liverpool Geological Society Prizes – October 2018.

Aurianna Najah– Overall Excellence in BSc Geography at Liverpool John Moores University. Aurianna graduated with First Class Honours Degree in Geography, achieving an impressive 79% overall. Aurianna has always performed to a high level producing excellent work over a range of diverse subjects through her years of study in LJMU. In the final year of her study Aurianna received an internship from CENAPRED (Centro Nacional de Prevención de Desastres - Mexico) to do her project on volcanic hazards from the Popocatépetl Volcano. Charlotte Copley –Overall Excellence in BSC Geology at the University of Liverpool. Charlotte has recently started work as a graduate Geo-environmental Engineer with Lithos Consulting Limited in Bradford. Project – The Geological Evolution of the Llanberis Area: Folding, Faulting and Strain During the course of the last years, Charlotte has matured to become an excellent young scientist. Always enthusiastic to deepen her understanding of the relationships between observations and fundamental principles (no matter how complex these might be), She has worked with dedication and settled for no less than comprehensive solutions during her project. Billie Jones – UoL – Overall Excellence in BSC Geology and Physical Geography at the University of Liverpool. Billie Jones did her honours project work at Cross Fell. She achieved the highest mark in the Geology and Physical Geography BSc degree in 2018. From very early on in her degree it was clear that Billie was an exceptional student. She showed dedication to her studies and a determination to succeed that resulted in several impressive results in modules such as: Evolution, Oceans and Climate, and Palaeobiology and Evolution. Billie won several other awards during her time at the University of Liverpool including the Mazurek Microscopy award in her first year and the PalAss Palaeontology award in her second year. Billie has been passionate about continuing her studies in palaeontology and will be starting an MSc in Palaeobiology at the University of Bristol next year. Will Sparrow -Overall Excellence in BSC Geophysics at the University of Liverpool. Will has recently started work on the AWE (Atomic Weapons Establishment) graduate scheme working in the department that uses seismics to detect and identify underground explosions as part of the UK's involvement in the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Will Sparrow, a student in Geophysics (Physics) gained the highest first class degree in Geophysics this year. His thesis was entitled "Improving field models 1800-1840, the data of Alexander von Humboldt". Alexander von Humboldt did extensive scientific work in South America from 1798 to 1802, including high-quality measurements of the magnetic inclination, occasional declination, and also the first wide-spread survey of the relative changes in magnetic intensity. Only a small fraction of these data have been included in modelling efforts to date, and the data included had a bad systematic error due to mistakes in the mid-1800s in data transcription. Will was able to demonstrate that including these data allows more detail in the models of the field at the core, particularly in the Atlantic hemisphere, and particularly provided initial evidence that will change our interpretation of the initiation of the weak area in the field now called the South Atlantic Anomaly.
Pitcher Prizes – named in honour of the late Professor Wallace Pitcher –Herdman Professor of Geology at the University of Liverpool, former President of the Society and of the Geological Society of London Prizes are awarded for work, at a range of levels on the Geology of North West England or North Wales. The award for work on ‘Salt in Cheshire: Geology, History and Industry’ goes to twins who are both A level students at Calday Grange Grammar School (Wirral). Our esteemed panel of reviewers commented on a report that was thorough, concisely written and beautifully presented The prize is awarded jointly to Julian and Harry Young.

Nov 6

Prof Richard Holme

(Liverpool)

The geomagnetic field is (probably) not reversing