Indoor meetings

All lectures for the 163rd Session (2021-2022) will be either live meetings or virtual meetings run as ‘zoom’ meetings. All details for joining lecture meetings will be sent to you in personal newsletters. Otherwise please contact the Hon. Secretary at:

The Athenaeum – waiting to hear Alan Boyle’s Presidential Address.

For the 163rd session, most of our lectures will be live meetings. Others, at the request of speakers, will be Zoom meetings.
For 2021, the lectures which are live meetings will be held at The Athenaeum and not at Liverpool John Moores University.

7th Dec.

Jelly volcano

Maggie and Peter Williams , University of Liverpool

Practical Session at the University of Liverpool, Central teaching Laboratories
Jelly Volcanoes

14th Dec.

Dr. William Wimbledon, University of Bristol

Are we at last ready to drive in a golden spike to mark the Jurassic/Cretaceous boundary?

This lecture will be held at the Athenaeum, starting at 7.30pm. It will also be available at the same time on Zoom for those unable to attend in person. Zoom details will be sent to those people who have requested it.


Venues for these sessions have yet to be decided.

4th Jan.

Members’ evening

Geoff Gilchrist – LLangollen

Jim Marshall – Local geology

Stephen Hurrell – The flying ability of the pterosaur Quetzalcoatlus northropi in a reduced gravity.

11th Jan

Professor Peter Burgess – University of Liverpool

My favourite outcrops

25th Jan

Professor Andy Plater – University of Liverpool

Reconstructing barrier beach and lagoon response to El Nino using particle size data

8th Feb

Dr. Greig Paterson – University of Liverpool

The magnetic personality of bacteria

22nd Feb

Dr. Alan Thompson – Cuesta Consulting

Karstic landscapes of England and Wales: The Good, the (not so) Bad and the Ugly.

8th March

Professor Chris Hunt – Liverpool John Moores University

Shenidar Neanderthals