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2016 Meetings




14 January

Matthew Saker-Clark 
(PhD student, Open University)

Early Jurassic Palaeoenvironmental Change: A North African Perspective

11 February

Prof. (Emeritus) Peter Friend, 
(University of Cambridge)

Mapping the spectacular Valley Patterns of Hertfordshire

10 March

Annual General Meeting and Members' evening.

Short presentations and members' exhibits.
The meeting will be followed by wine/fruit juice, cheese and biscuits. (cost 1)

14 April 
7:30 pm as usual

Percy Evans Lecture 
Prof. Alastair Fraser 
(Imperial College, London)

"Shale Gas from the Carboniferous of Northern England"

12  May

Dr. Colin Summerhayes 
(Scott Polar Institute, 
University of Cambridge)
Earth's climate evolution, from Greenhouse to Icehouse"
9 June Dr. Bill McGuire 
(UCL [Retired])

The Tambora eruption of 1815

14 July Susannah Maidment 
(Imperial College, London)

Dinosaur biodiversity gradients in deep time"

16 July
Annual Summer Event
10am -12:30 Series of talks and round table discussion about Water
Ilias Karapanos (Affinity Water), 
David Johnson (H&MWT) 
& Haydon Bailey (HGS).
Followed by a picnic in Verulamium Park (please bring food to share) 
and an afternoon walk down the Ver Valley (Redbournbury Mill St. Albans).  
River guides from the Ver Valley Society.                     

8 September

Dr. James Lawrence 
The Current Status of Geological Screening for Disposal of Radioactive Waste
changed to
"Chalks and coastal cliff slope instability"

13 October

Prof. Douglas Robinson 
(University of Bristol):
Geological evolution of the North American cordillera

10 November 

Dr. Steve Banham 
(Imperial College, London):
Martian Geology" (title to be confirmed)

8 December
changed to 
1 December

Dr Chris Stringer 
(Natural History Museum)

Britain: One million years of the human story




2016 Field Trips
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Saturday 13 February Westminster Abbey Ruth Sidall
Saturday 19 March  Industrial geology around the Ridge, Hertfordshire Mike Howgate
Saturday 21 May Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking Prof. Dick Selley
Saturday 18 June Goring- Sulham Gaps 
(jointly with Reading Geological Society)
Peter Worsley
Friday 30 September - Sunday 2 October North Norfolk coast. Dr. Charlie Bristow



Earlier Years

Click on the links below  to download programmes and newsletters from previous years (pdf)
2016 Programme 2015-16  Newsletter
2015 Programme 2014-15  Newsletter
2014 Programme 2013-14  Newsletter
2013 Programme 2012-13  Newsletter
2012 Programme 2011-12  Newsletter
2011 Programme 2010-11  Newsletter
2010 Programme 2009-10  Newsletter
2009 Programme 2008-9  Newsletter - tba
2008 Programme 2007-8 Newsletter - tba