All talks for 2023 – 24 will take place at the Central Teaching Hub of the University of Liverpool, Lecture Theatre C. Entrance will be via the main door.
Talks will start at 7.30pm
This is information about indoor meetings for the 2023-2024 session. It may alter later.
Hazel Clark – Liverpool John Moores University
‘What do a 90m long tapestry; a diamond beach; a garden of crystals and buildings designed to look like lava flows have in common? The LGS 2024 field visit to Iceland.’
The dramatic landscapes of Iceland are mostly created by volcanic and glacial activity or a (usually catastrophic) combination of the two. This tour of the island will explore the scenery of the “Land of Ice and Fire”, from effusive to explosive volcanoes; the largest icecap in Europe, spectacular coastal scenery and the devastating effect that a major landslide can have on a small community
Dr Maggie Williams – University of Liverpool
‘Uranium Mining in Greenland’
In this talk the problems and controversies concerning extraction of uranium in Greenland will be outlined.
Apologies: Nick Smith’s talk on ‘Nuclear Waste Disposal’ will be rescheduled on a date in the near future.
Amanda Hughes – Edge Hill University
‘The volcanic evolution of Þingmúli Central Volcano: East Fjords, Iceland.’
Þingmúli central volcano is an extensively eroded Miocene (~9.5 Ma) volcanic edifice in the East Fjords, Iceland. In this presentation, the physical volcanology and volcanic evolution of the Þingmúli edifice is explored, using the characteristics of its lavas, morphology, and alteration products. The presentation will also outline volcanism in Iceland, and how volcanic histories from ancient volcanoes can be applied to its modern-day volcanism.
Dr Emma Biles – Liverpool John Moores University
Water pollution in the Philipines.
Annual dinner – Villa Romana, 6 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4AQ.
The dinner will be at 7 pm and bookings and payments for this event must reach the Treasurer (Gary. T. Billington) by 5th March. Menu choices and costs are detailed in Newsletter 165.8.