© Liverpool Geological Society
Founded 1859
Registered Charity No: 500067

EVENTS 2019 - 2020

Past President Jim Marshall introduces new President Philip Firth.
© Alan Clague 2019
1st Oct Presidential address by Philip Firth- How geology has influenced the rise of civilisations in South America: observations in Peru and Bolivia.
© Alan Clague 2019
LGS members in the Quadrangle, University of Liverpool, on the “Rock around Campus” field excursion on 5th Oct. 2019. A set of pamphlets written by Maggie Williams (second from right) and Hazel Clark (fourth from left) to accompany this excursion can be obtained from: https://geohubliverpool.org.uk/resource/rock-around-campus/
8th October 2019: Lecture by Dr. Matthew Roberts- Icelandic Met. Office Recent volcanic unrest at Oraefajokull: monitoring insights and hazard assessments.Matthew joined the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) in 2001 and, 17 years later, is still working for IMO, having been involved in the monitoring of four volcanic eruptions and numerous hazardous floods. He is presently responsible for hydrological and glaciological research at IMO, leading a group of 14 scientists. The unrest at Öræfajökull has been a major research focus for Matthew and his group and so he has plenty of interesting material for his presentation. The volcano site is at: http://icelandicvolcanos.is/
LGS members and visitors at the Bidston Hill field excursion on 2oth October 2019
© Alan Clague 2019
© Alan Clague 2019
© Peter Williams 2019
22nd Oct. 2019 Lecture by Dr Peter Falkingham (Senior Lecturer in Vertebrate Biology, LJMU) Motion in the fossil record: Using computer simulation and X-ray video to understand dinosaur track formation.
© Alan Clague 2019
© Alan Clague 2019
© Alan Clague 2019
Dr Laura Roberts (Geology for Global Development - GfGD) with LGS President Philip Firth 29th Oct Demystifying science communication: how talking plainly can help geoscientists apply their skills where they are needed most. 19th Nov 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. 26th Nov. Lecture by Prof Andy Biggin (University of Liverpool) Title: Palaeomagnetic insights into the deep Earth and its evolution In this lecture, Andy talked about the work of the DEEP (Determining Earth Evolution from Palaeomagnetism) group of 12 researchers at the University of Liverpool and about their recent findings. 10th Dec. Practical Session with Jim Marshall and Maggie Williams (University of Liverpool) . Title: Portland and Purbeck Limestones.
© Liverpool Geological Society
Registered Charity No: 500067

EVENTS 2019 - 2020

Past President Jim Marshall introduces new President Philip Firth.
© Alan Clague 2019
1st Oct Presidential address by Philip Firth- How geology has influenced the rise of civilisations in South America: observations in Peru and Bolivia.' “Philip Firth started our new session with a superbly illustrated talk on the Geology of the Andes stressing the the role that geology has played in the development of human civilisations. The talk spanned examples from the coast to the internal zones of the mountains. It included ceremonial sites of prehistoric communities including the Moche and later the Incas together with a wide range of mineral deposits exploited from the colonial era to the present day'. quote from Jim Marshall
© Alan Clague 2019
LGS members in the Quadrangle, University of Liverpool, on the “Rock around Campus” field excursion on 5th Oct. 2019. A set of pamphlets written by Maggie Williams (second from right) and Hazel Clark (fourth from left) to accompany this excursion can be obtained from: https://geohubliverpool.org.uk/resource/rock-around-campus/
Lecture by Dr. Matthew Roberts- Icelandic Met. Office Recent volcanic unrest at Oraefajokull: monitoring insights and hazard assessments.Matthew joined the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) in 2001 and, 17 years later, is still working for IMO, having been involved in the monitoring of four volcanic eruptions and numerous hazardous floods. He is presently responsible for hydrological and glaciological research at IMO, leading a group of 14 scientists. The unrest at Öræfajökull has been a major research focus for Matthew and his group and so he has plenty of interesting material for his presentation. The volcano site is at: http://icelandicvolcanos.is/
© Alan Clague 2019
LGS members and visitors at the Bidston Hill field excursion on 2oth October 2019
© Alan Clague 2019
© Peter Williams 2019
22nd Oct. 2019 Lecture by Dr Peter Falkingham (Senior Lecturer in Vertebrate Biology, LJMU) Motion in the fossil record: Using computer simulation and X-ray video to understand dinosaur track formation.
© Alan Clague 2019
© Alan Clague 2019
© Alan Clague 2019
Dr Laura Roberts (Geology for Global Development - GfGD) with LGS President Philip Firth 29th Oct Demystifying science communication: how talking plainly can help geoscientists apply their skills where they are needed most. 19th Nov 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. 26th Nov. Lecture by Prof Andy Biggin (University of Liverpool) Title: Palaeomagnetic insights into the deep Earth and its evolution In this lecture, Andy talked about the work of the DEEP (Determining Earth Evolution from Palaeomagnetism) group of 12 researchers at the University of Liverpool and about their recent findings. 10th Dec. Practical Session with Jim Marshall and Maggie Williams (University of Liverpool) . Title: Portland and Purbeck Limestones.