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Hon. Excursions Sec.:Geoff Gilchrist
Speakers’ Sec.: C. Hunt
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.
All indoor meetings at 7.30pm in Lecture Theatre 137
of Liverpool John Moores University, Byrom Street L3
3AF unless otherwise stated.
All lectures for the 162nd Session (2020-2021) will be virtual. They will be run
as ‘zoom’ meetings. All details for joining lecture meetings will be sent to you
nearer to the date of the meeting. This information may be subject to change.
6th Oct Dr Alan Boyle Presidential Address:
13th Oct Prof Chris Hunt, Liverpool John Moores University:
The Environmental Geology of Prehistoric Malta
The first European civilisation arose in the Maltese
Islands and lasted for more than 2000 years.
How, on these arid, rocky, restricted islands, with
few natural resources, did they do it - and why,
eventually, did it fail? Coastal plain sequences,
ancient soils and geophysics provide the evidence
for how the Maltese Temple culture was born,
flourished, and eventually perished.
20th Oct LGS Quiz: details to follow
27th Oct Dr David McNamara, University of Liverpool. :
Geothermal Geology: Teaching a New Dog Old Tricks
Dr David McNamara is a former PhD graduate
of the University of Liverpool who has since
built an industry and research career in the
internationally growing geothermal sector.
David spent over seven years working for New
Zealand’s Crown Research Institute ‘GNS
Science’ where he worked to adapt oil and gas
techniques to geothermal application. David’s
work centres on understanding the flow of geothermal fluids which
includes characterising structural networks, and understanding the
nucleation and growth of scaling minerals in geothermal reservoirs in
New Zealand, USA, Nicaragua, Indonesia, Ireland, Uganda, Iceland and
now the UK. David is now back in Liverpool as a Lecturer in the School of
Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences.
3rd Nov Prof Cynthia Burek, Chester University:
Lanzarote: A Geoconservation & geotourism
Lanzarote is a unique island recognised by
UNESCO as a global Geopark and Global
Biosphere. This talk will introduce the geology
but also look at the contribution of one man to
the geoconservation of the island and his effect
15th Dec LGS Christmas quiz
2021 lecture details will follow