Leeds Geological Association

Lecture Programme

Monthly Lecture Programme 2017


Unless otherwise noted all lectures take place on Thursdays at 7:15 p.m.

Apart from the meetings on March 4th (Weetwood Hall Hotel, Leeds) and April 22nd (National Coal Mining Museum, Wakefield), all lectures will be held at Leeds University in the Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre in the Michael Sadler Building.

If travelling by car please be aware that the University have introduced a charge for parking on campus during the evening. Full details may be found at http://carparking.leeds.ac.uk/visitors.




26 - JAN - 17

Atmospheric and Societal Effects of Icelandic Volcanic Eruptions

Dr Anja Schmidt
Leeds University

23 - FEB - 17

Presentations by Students of the School of Earth and Environment, Leeds University

Final Year Students
Earth and Environment
University of Leeds

04 - MAR - 17

Leading Yorkshire Figures in the History of Geology
Joint Meeting with Yorkshire Geological Society
Weetwood Hall Hotel, Leeds


23 - MAR - 17

Yorkshire: a Land of Ice and Water in the Late Quaternary

Prof Mark Bateman
Sheffield University

22 - APR - 17

The Geology of Your Shopping Basket
Launch of Yorkshire Geology Month
National Coal Mining Museum, Wakefield


27 - APR - 17

The End-Triassic Mass Extinction:
What Went Extinct and Why

Dr Alex Dunhil
Leeds University

11 - MAY - 17

A Palaeontologist's Perspective on the History of Bees

John Varker

12 - OCT - 17

The Aberfan Disaster: Learning from the Past

Dr Helen Reeves

21 - OCT - 17

Cave Science Symposium
Joint Meeting with BCRA and YGS


09 - NOV - 17

Geological Mapping of the Chalk Aquifer: A Hydrological Case Study From the Yorkshire Wolds

Dr Andy Farrant

07 - DEC - 17

AGM and Conversazione –
Short Talks and Displays by Members


Visitors are most welcome.

Details of previous lecture programmes are available here.