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The Leeds Geological Association aims to promote and further interest in the geological sciences, both amongst its members and within the wider community. Particular emphasis is placed on the geology of the region and its relationship to landscape and scenery.

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NEXT MEETING

Thursday 31th January 2019

7:15PM - Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre (Michael Sadler Building)

Archaeopteryx and the
Dinosaur - Bird Transition


Dr John Nudds
University of Manchester


Archaeopteryx was first discovered in 1861, just 2 years after the publication of The Origin of Species, and it appeared to be one of Darwin's predicted 'missing links' - that between the reptiles and the birds. Today we can regard it as the link between the dinosaurs and the birds. Only 12 specimens have ever been found, but ongoing research is involved in complex questions such as the origin of flight, the origin of feathers, was Archaeopteryx really the first bird, and how does it relate to the modern birds? This lecture will explore some of these questions in the light of recent discoveries.


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LATEST ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Roundhay Park - A Walk Back in Time •


A booklet, 'Roundhay Park - A Walk Back in Time' (24 pages, full colour) which describes the marked geology trail in Roundhay Park is available. It is a combined effort between LGA members, who provided the idea and the content, and Friends of Roundhay Park, who provided the help on the ground. It can be found in various local outlets for £1.00 or by post. Contact Bill Fraser on 0113 2608764 or email w.fraser@btinternet.com for further details.


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