© Liverpool Geological Society

WELCOME

Welcome to the LGS website.

The LGS President Professor Jim Marshall

welcomes you, one and all to the 159th

Session of the LGS.

 Founded 1859
Registered Charity No: 500067

LIVERPOOL

GEOLOGICAL

SOCIETY

159th Session
Chirotherium storetonense Track © World Museum, Liverpool

FROM THE TREASURER

Subscriptions for the 2017 - 2018 session are due on the 1st October 2017, 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 has been increased to £64.00 for 2017- 2018. Mr Gary T Billington Honorary Treasurer Liverpool Geological Society 4 Lewisham Road Liverpool L11 1EF
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ADVANCED INFORMATION

Dr Roger Suthren's lecture on the "Geology of Wine – Languedoc, France" at the Joint Meeting with the Herdman Society on November 21st was a great success, as was the wine tasting afterwards. Assuming there is sufficient interest from members, Roger has agreed to lead us on a week long field excursion to the South of France in late September 2018. In order to take this opportunity further we need to know who is potentially interested in the trip. If you would like to express an interest can you send an email to Philip Firth using this address, Philip_firth@yahoo.com.

Herdman Symposium - The 'Centenary Symposium' 

will be held on Saturday 17 February 2018 at the University of Liverpool, Central Teaching Lab. Presentations (from 10am-5pm) include; fossil sharks,  low carbon aggregates, continental breakup, igneous intrusions, faults and geology for global development. Details and tickets are available at https://tinyurl.com/Herdman2018.  LGS members are entitled to register for a reduced rate. (Tickets will be on sale at LGS meetings in the new year for those who do not wish to register online).

LIVERPOOL GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY

ANNUAL DINNER 2018

VILLA ROMANA, 6 Wood Street, Liverpool 1

13th March 2018

A menu is available here. Please fill in and return to Gary T. Billington with a cheque, by 9th March.
LGS is celebrating this event on Saturday 12th May. We would like your help with this. If you are able to spare a couple of hours, please see the details above.

Recently published field guides

Details here of  Field Guides published in the last few years.

February 20

This is a joint meeting with the North West Group of the Geological Society

of London

Prof Richard Chiverrell

University of Liverpool

Learning lessons from Lake Sediments Lakes and their sediments provide a window on a range of environmental histories. Amongst the examples presented will be the first quantified lake sediment reconstruction of flood frequency and magnitude for the last 500 years for the British Isles. This record from Bassenthwaite Lake allows a more accurate estimation of the recurrence probability of rare floods and the magnitude of extreme flooding. We show for the current phase of devastating (1990-2016) flooding in the 350 km2 Derwent catchment (NW England) the 2009 event was the largest in >400 years and had an estimated recurrence interval far larger (1:9000 year) than revealed using short term gauged records (1:200 year). The 2009 and later 2015 (Storm Desmond) floods are part of a flood cluster (1990-2016) that is unprecedented since 1515 for this catchment. Other themes explored including using lakes to better understand histories of the fluxes of carbon, phosphorus and other nutrients from catchments to lake basins and the controls over these fluxes……

WELCOME

Welcome to the LGS website.

The LGS President Professor Jim

Marshall welcomes you, one and all to

the 159th Session of the LGS.

© Liverpool Geological Society

Liverpool Geological

Society

159 th session
Registered Charity No: 500067
Chirotherium storetonense Track © World Museum, Liverpool
Dr Roger Suthren's lecture on the "Geology of Wine – Languedoc, France" at the Joint Meeting with the Herdman Society on November 21st was a great success, as was the wine tasting afterwards. Assuming there is sufficient interest from members, Roger has agreed to lead us on a week long field excursion to the South of France in late September 2018. In order to take this opportunity further we need to know who is potentially interested in the trip. If you would like to express an interest can you send an email to Philip Firth using this address, Philip_firth@yahoo.com.

ADVANCED INFORMATION

LIVERPOOL GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY

ANNUAL DINNER 2018

VILLA ROMANA, 6 Wood Street, Liverpool 1

13th March 2018

A menu is available here. Please fill in and return to Gary T. Billington with a cheque, by 9th March.
LGS is celebrating this event on Saturday 12th May. We would like your help with this. If you are able to spare a couple of hours, please see the details above.

Recently published field guides

Details here of  Field Guides published in the last few years.

February 20

This is a joint meeting with the North West Group of the

Geological Society of London

Prof Richard Chiverrell

University of Liverpool

Learning lessons from Lake Sediments Lakes and their sediments provide a window on a range of environmental histories. Amongst the examples presented will be the first quantified lake sediment reconstruction of flood frequency and magnitude for the last 500 years for the British Isles. This record from Bassenthwaite Lake allows a more accurate estimation of the recurrence probability of rare floods and the magnitude of extreme flooding. We show for the current phase of devastating (1990-2016) flooding in the 350 km2 Derwent catchment (NW England) the 2009 event was the largest in >400 years and had an estimated recurrence interval far larger (1:9000 year) than revealed using short term gauged records (1:200 year). The 2009 and later 2015 (Storm Desmond) floods are part of a flood cluster (1990- 2016) that is unprecedented since 1515 for this catchment. Other themes explored including using lakes to better understand histories of the fluxes of carbon, phosphorus and other nutrients from catchments to lake basins and the controls over these fluxes……