Greenland meltwater lakes

After Tuesday’s brilliant lecture about Greenland’s meltwater lakes, I found these images taken in 2012 on a flight between Ilullisat and Kangerlussuaq, on the west coast, so about 68° N. The big problem with photos like these is that it is impossible to work out the scale.

Peter Williams

Hull Geological Society virtual lecture

Thursday 14th January 2021
Lecture: Hull Geological Society by Professor Patrick Boylan – ‘NEW LIGHT ON THE NEANDERTHALS: MUSIC, ART, ROPE-MAKING, AND NOW A POSSIBLE LINK TO COVID-19’.
This Zoom lecture starts at 7.30pm.
Anyone wishing to view this lecture must register in advance no later than 12th January with the HGS Secretary For internet security reasons the Zoom connection address will not be emailed out to registered participants until the day of the lecture.

Wirral Geology and Landscape project.

As you might know this is a joint project involving members of the LGS and the University of Liverpool. Before lockdown we had a very successful day at the Heritage Fair at Birkenhead Town Hall. Several local talks were also given.
We have now established a mailing list for a wide range of people with interests in understanding the role of geology and geomorphology on the history and heritage of the area. We will shortly be launching an online noticeboard with ‘postcards’ pointing people at resources and hopefully developing displays that can be used at local scenic sites. We have already recruited a few new LGS members through this project,
All LGS members are welcome to join in – to participate or just get emails. Please email to start with. Future messages will be sent (Bcc) via

Request for help from U3A Heswall

Heswall U3A have 40 or more people waiting for the end of lockdown, so that they can set up a geology group Please would any LGS members who feel they could help out by offering basic topics or field trips, get in touch.
You don’t need to be a professional geologist . If you have time and enthusiasm to share let us know to and please give him permission to pass on your details to the local course organisers.