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Founded 1859
Registered Charity No: 500067
All indoor meetings at 7.30pm in Lecture Theatre 137 of Liverpool John Moores University, Byrom Street L3 3AF unless otherwise stated. Campus map of LJMU - please click to get one you can read! The meeting is in the City Campus (1) The building map is here: Go in the main entrance - up to the first floor - and all the way along the corridors towards the James Parsons Tower . At the end of the corridor is the Lecture Theatre.
Hon. Excursions Sec.:Geoff Gilchrist email: Gilchristge@gmail.com
Speakers’ Sec.: C. Hunt email: chris1972scfc@outlook.com

161st Session programme - 2019/2020

2019 PLEASE NOTE Because there are now barriers at the entrance to the main LJMU building, visitors have to be swiped in by a member of staff and sign in as a visitor. This takes longer than previously so you will need to arrive earlier. Tuesday 19th November Joint meeting of LGS and Herdman Geological Societies – at 7.30pm in the Herdman Building, 4 Brownlow St, University of Liverpool, L69 3GP. Lecture by Prof Jim Marshall (University of Liverpool) Title: Liverpool: Geology, History, Water - and Beer! This talk will review how geological processes have shaped the landscape and historical development of Liverpool. Triassic sedimentary rocks cut by later north-south trending faults define the underlying landscape. They provided building stone and the sites suitable for the development of cathedrals, universities and football stadia. This bedrock housed the water resources used by local industry including the brewery trade. Quaternary erosion by glaciers and glacial outwash streams with subsequent deposition of softer sediments give us the Mersey and the ‘Liver Pool’, and the foundation of a global city. Geological investigations have proved crucial in the construction of tunnels and major building projects and continue today. Tickets for LGS members: £3 to cover refreshments Student tickets: £5 payment covers refreshments and gives Herdman members LGS membership for the year. N.B. Tickets are still available for this event. If you would like to reserve a ticket and pay on 19th November, please contact Maggie Williams (Hon. Secretary): lgssecretary19@gmail.com 26th Nov Lecture by Prof. Andy Biggin, University of Liverpool - Palaeomagnetic insights into the deep Earth and its evolution. The lecture will be about the work of the DEEP (Determining Earth Evolution from Palaeomagnetism) group of 12 researchers at the University of Liverpool and about our recent findings. We combine field geology, lab measurements and numerical simulations to try and unlock the secrets of Earth’s core and lower mantle using records of the ancient geomagnetic field. Such records are a unique resource in studying how the interior of our planet has changed because they contain a signal derived directly from the outer core and retained in rocks at the surface for up to several billion years.
3rd DEC. LGS Quiz at 6.45 p.m. in Room G33 at Liverpool John Moores University, Byrom Street, L3 3AF. Details: LGS Quiz - & Cheese & Wine Evening Geoff Gilchrist will be running this quiz in room G33, but you will need to sign in at the main desk in the James Parsons Building. Hazel Clark suggests that we meet at the main desk in the entrance hall at 6.45 p.m. and all go to G33 where we can make a prompt start to the quiz at 7.00 p.m. Tuesday 10th December Practical Session with Jim Marshall and Maggie Williams (University of Liverpool) at 7.00 p.m. in the Central Teaching Hub of University of Liverpool, Off Brownlow Hill, L69 7BX. Title: Portland and Purbeck Limestones. Come and explore the structures and the fabrics of sedimentary rocks and the spectacular fossils they contain. Learn how they can be used to study changes in sea level and climate in the past. The Portland and Purbeck limestones from Dorset mark the local Jurassic/Cretaceous boundary. They provide building stones which are found in Liverpool and throughout the country. The practical, based on a transect through the sequence, will enable you to examine samples in hand specimen and thin section. 2020 7th Jan Members’ evening: Chris Hunt, Philip Firth, Hazel Clark 4th Feb Lecture by: Dr. Steve Barrett, University of Liverpool. - Image analysis in Earth Science 18th Feb Distinguished Visitor’s Address: Prof. John Nudds - Archaeopteryx 22nd Feb Herdmann Symposium - Climate variation through Earth’s history 27th Feb Joint meeting with NWRG Geol. Soc.: Iain Henrys - 2010 Chile Earthquake 10th Mar Annual dinner - Villa Romana 17th Mar Lecture by; Prof. Cynthia Burek, University of Chester - Lanzarote
© Liverpool Geological Society
Registered Charity No: 500067
Hon. Excursions Sec.:Geoff Gilchrist email: Gilchristge@gmail.com
Speakers’ Sec.: C. Hunt email: chris1972scfc@outlook.com

161st Session programme - 2019/2020

2019 PLEASE NOTE Because there are now barriers at the entrance to the main LJMU building, visitors have to be swiped in by a member of staff and sign in as a visitor. This takes longer than previously so you will need to arrive earlier. Tuesday 19th November Joint meeting of LGS and Herdman Geological Societies – at 7.30pm in the Herdman Building, 4 Brownlow St, University of Liverpool, L69 3GP. Lecture by Prof Jim Marshall (University of Liverpool) Title: Liverpool: Geology, History, Water - and Beer! This talk will review how geological processes have shaped the landscape and historical development of Liverpool. Triassic sedimentary rocks cut by later north-south trending faults define the underlying landscape. They provided building stone and the sites suitable for the development of cathedrals, universities and football stadia. This bedrock housed the water resources used by local industry including the brewery trade. Quaternary erosion by glaciers and glacial outwash streams with subsequent deposition of softer sediments give us the Mersey and the ‘Liver Pool’, and the foundation of a global city. Geological investigations have proved crucial in the construction of tunnels and major building projects and continue today. Tickets for LGS members: £3 to cover refreshments Student tickets: £5 payment covers refreshments and gives Herdman members LGS membership for the year. N.B. Tickets are still available for this event. If you would like to reserve a ticket and pay on 19th November, please contact Maggie Williams (Hon. Secretary): lgssecretary19@gmail.com 26th Nov Lecture by Prof. Andy Biggin, University of Liverpool - Palaeomagnetic insights into the deep Earth and its evolution. The lecture will be about the work of the DEEP (Determining Earth Evolution from Palaeomagnetism) group of 12 researchers at the University of Liverpool and about our recent findings. We combine field geology, lab measurements and numerical simulations to try and unlock the secrets of Earth’s core and lower mantle using records of the ancient geomagnetic field. Such records are a unique resource in studying how the interior of our planet has changed because they contain a signal derived directly from the outer core and retained in rocks at the surface for up to several billion years.
3rd Dec. LGS Quiz at 6.45 p.m. in Room G33 at Liverpool John Moores University, Byrom Street, L3 3AF. Details: LGS Quiz - & Cheese & Wine Evening Geoff Gilchrist will be running this quiz in room G33, but you will need to sign in at the main desk in the James Parsons Building. Hazel Clark suggests that we meet at the main desk in the entrance hall at 6.45 p.m. and all go to G33 where we can make a prompt start to the quiz at 7.00 p.m. Tuesday 10th December Practical Session with Jim Marshall and Maggie Williams (University of Liverpool) at 7.00 p.m. in the Central Teaching Hub of University of Liverpool, Off Brownlow Hill, L69 7BX. Title: Portland and Purbeck Limestones. Come and explore the structures and the fabrics of sedimentary rocks and the spectacular fossils they contain. Learn how they can be used to study changes in sea level and climate in the past. The Portland and Purbeck limestones from Dorset mark the local Jurassic/Cretaceous boundary. They provide building stones which are found in Liverpool and throughout the country. The practical, based on a transect through the sequence, will enable you to examine samples in hand specimen and thin section. 2020 7th Jan Members’ evening: Chris Hunt, Philip Firth, Hazel Clark 4th Feb Lecture by: Dr. Steve Barrett, University of Liverpool. - Image analysis in Earth Science 18th Feb Distinguished Visitor’s Address: Prof. John Nudds - Archaeopteryx 22nd Feb Herdmann Symposium - Climate variation through Earth’s history 27th Feb Joint meeting with NWRG Geol. Soc.: Iain Henrys - 2010 Chile Earthquake 10th Mar Annual dinner -Villa Romana 17th Mar Lecture by; Prof. Cynthia Burek, University of Chester - Lanzarote
All indoor meetings at 7.30pm in Lecture Theatre 137 of Liverpool John Moores University, Byrom Street L3 3AF unless otherwise stated. Campus map of LJMU - please click to get one you can read! The meeting is in the City Campus (1) The building map is here: Go in the main entrance - up to the first floor - and all the way along the corridors towards the James Parsons Tower . At the end of the corridor is the Lecture Theatre.