Leeds Geological Association


Past Lecture Programmes


Former lecture titles and speakers


 



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Lecture Programme 2000

DATE

LECTURE TITLE

SPEAKER

20 - JAN - 00

Subglacial Eruptions in Iceland

Dr Ian Sutton
School of Continuing Educ.
University of Nottingham

17 - FEB - 00

Presentations by Students

School of Earth Sciences
University of Leeds

16 - MAR - 00

Subglacial Eruptions in Iceland

Dr Dave McGarvie
Open University

06 - APR - 00

Tracking Middle Jurassic Dinosaurs

Dr Martin Whyte
Geological Department
University of Sheffield

18 - MAY - 00

Fluids in the Earth's Crust

Prof Bruce Yardley
School of Earth Sciences
University of Leeds

19 - OCT - 00

The Geology of Southern Tibet

Dr Paul Wignall
School of Earth Sciences
University of Leeds

16 - NOV - 00

Continents on the Earth's Core-Mantle Boundary

Dr Mike Kendall
School of Earth Sciences
University of Leeds

14 - DEC - 00

AGM and Conversazione

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Lecture Programme 2001

DATE

LECTURE TITLE

SPEAKER

18 - JAN - 01

Coarse-grained Submarine Channels Preserved in the Gres du Champsaur Alpine Foreland Basin in SE France

Dr Bill McCaffrey
School of Earth Sciences
University of Leeds

22 - FEB - 01

Geological Talks by Students

School of Earth Sciences
University of Leeds

15 - MAR - 01

Surging Glaciers in Svalbard and Greenland

Dr Tavi Murray
Department of Geography
University of Leeds

26 - APR - 01

Protection of Groundwater Resources in Yorkshire

John Aldrick
Water Resources Dept
Environment Agency

24 - MAY - 01

Cretaceous Fossil Forest of Alexander Island in Antarctica

Jodie Howe
School of Earth Sciences
University of Leeds

25 - OCT - 01

Searching for Life in the Solar System and Beyond

Dr Monica Grady
Natural History Museum
London

22 - NOV - 01

The El Salvador Earthquakes of January and February 2001

Dr Bill Murphy
School of Earth Sciences
University of Leeds

06 - DEC - 01

AGM and Conversazione

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Lecture delivered by Jenny Hodgson.

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Lecture Programme 2002

DATE

LECTURE TITLE

SPEAKER

24 - JAN - 02

Understanding the Onset of Flood Volcanism; examples from Namibia, Ethiopia and NW Scotland

Dr Dougal Jerram
Dept Geological Sciences
University of Durham

14 - FEB - 02

Short Geological Talks

3rd/4th Year Students
School of Earth Sciences
University of Leeds

21 - MAR - 02

Earthquake Studies in New Zealand

Dr Graham Stuart
School of Earth Sciences
University of Leeds

25 - APR - 02

The New BGS Regional Guide to the Pennines

Dr Neil Aitkenhead
BGS, Keyworth
(retired)

30 - MAY - 02

Enigmatic Fossils from the Burgess Shale

Dr Duncan Friend
Lincoln

24 - OCT - 02

Fault Analysis and Prediction -
Impact on the Hydrocarbon Industry

Prof Rob Knipe
School of Earth Sciences
University of Leeds

21 - NOV - 02

Glacial Signals in a Far-away Place:
cool-water limestones and sea-level
changes in the Quaternary of Sicily

Dr Martin Pedley
Dept Geography
University of Hull

12 - DEC - 02

AGM and Conversazione -
short talks and displays by members

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Lecture Programme 2003

DATE

LECTURE TITLE

SPEAKER

30 - JAN - 03

Deep Research: Experimental Modelling of Sediment Dynamics

Dr Stuart McLelland
Deptartment of Geography
University of Hull

20 - FEB - 03

Presentations by Students in the School of Earth Sciences

3rd/4th Year Students
School of Earth Sciences
University of Leeds

20 - MAR - 03

Hunting Dinosaurs in South America

Dr Phil Manning
Yorkshire Museum

01 -MAY - 03

Ice-cold in Adel: Urban and Suburban Glaciology in and Around Leeds

Jon Barber
School of Geography
University of Leeds

22 - MAY - 03

Origin of Gold in the Witwatersrand of South Africa

Dr Andy Barnicoat
School of Earth Sciences
University of Leeds

23 - OCT - 03

The Geology and Scenery of Mallorca

Tony Benfield
Past President
LGA

20 - NOV - 03

Several Fingers on the Pulse of the Volcano - a Case History of Montserrat

Dr Jurgen Neuberg
School of Earth Sciences
University of Leeds

11 - DEC - 03

AGM and Conversazione -
short talks and displays by members

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Lecture Programme 2004

DATE

LECTURE TITLE

SPEAKER

29 - JAN - 04

Bone Caves of the Yorkshire Dales:
a 21st Century Perspective

Phillip Murphy
School of Earth Sciences
University of Leeds

19 - FEB - 04

Presentations by Students in the School of Earth Sciences

3rd/4th Year Students
School of Earth Sciences
University of Leeds

18 - MAR - 04

Mantle Plumes Do Not Exist

Dr Gillian Foulger
Dept. of Earth Sciences
University of Durham

22 - APR - 04

The Structural Development of Northern England - a Tale of Fault Reactivation

Dr Andy Chadwick
BGS
Keyworth

06 - MAY - 04

From Crow-quill Dip Pens to Computer Mice: 130 years of Geological Surveying

Dr Anthony Cooper
BGS
Keyworth

21 - OCT - 04

Coal in Yorkshire: the Last Fifty Years

Dr Ivor Brown
Former Minerals Officer
West Yorkshire

11 - NOV - 04

The Antiquity of Human Behaviour

Dr Laura Bishop
John Moores University
Liverpool

09 - DEC - 04

AGM and Conversazione -
short talks and displays by members

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Lecture Programme 2005

DATE

LECTURE TITLE

SPEAKER

27 - JAN - 05

Large Igneous Provinces, Climate Change and Mass Extinctions

Dr Paul Wignall
Earth and Environment
University of Leeds

17 - FEB - 05

Presentations by Students in the School of Earth and Environment

3rd/4th Year Students
Earth and Environment
University of Leeds

17 - MAR - 05

National
Science
Week

The Extraordinary Life and Work of Alfred Wegener

Dr Clare Dudman
University College
Chester

Author of Wegener's Jigsaw

21 - APR - 05

Water Water Everywhere:
Proglacial Lakes in the Vale of York and Beyond

Dr Mark Bateman
Department of Geography
University of Sheffield

05 - MAY - 05

Yorkshire
Geology
Month

A Geological Perspective on the History and Culture of Yorkshire

(Change to the advertised lecture)

Dr John Varker

20 - OCT - 05

The Gulf of Corinth Rift in Central Greece

Dr R Collier
Earth and Environment
University of Leeds

10 - NOV - 05

The Silverpit Impact Crater: a Geological Controversy Revisited

Kevin Smith
BGS
Edinburgh

01 - DEC - 05

AGM and Conversazione -
short talks and displays by members

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Lecture Programme 2006

DATE

LECTURE TITLE

SPEAKER

26 - JAN - 06

Recent Advances in Understanding the Geological History of Mars

Prof Lionel Wilson
Planetary Science Research Group
University of Lancaster

23 - FEB - 06

Presentations by Students in the School of Earth and Environment

3rd/4th Year Students
Earth and Environment
University of Leeds

16 - MAR - 06

National
Science
Week

Geo-conservation in West Yorkshire

Alison Quarterman
Greenhead College
Huddersfield

27 - APR - 06

Detecting Global Environmental Change in the Jurassic of England

Dr Angela Coe
Earth Sciences
The Open University

11 - MAY - 06

Yorkshire
Geology
Month

Floral Change Through Geological Time

Dr Vanessa Thorn
Earth and Environment
University of Leeds

12 - OCT - 06

30 Years in North Eastern England:
The Life Cycle of an Oil Company

Dr Tony Hodge
ROC Oil
Lincoln

16 - NOV - 06

The Indian Ocean Tsunami 2004

Dr Dave Tappin
BGS
Keyworth

07 - DEC - 06

AGM and Conversazione -
short talks and displays by members

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Lecture Programme 2007

DATE

LECTURE TITLE

SPEAKER

20 - JAN - 07

The Ups and Downs of Sea Level –
a Tribute to the Work of W H C Ramsbottom


Joint meeting with the YGS & University of Leeds

Dr B Haq
NSF Washington DC
Dr M D Simmons
Neftex, Abingdon
Prof A Hallam
Geology, Birmingham
Prof P Wignall
Earth and Env., Leeds

25 - JAN - 07

The Transition from Continental Rifting to Oceanic Rifting – Seismic Studies in Ethiopia

Dr Graham Stuart
Earth and Environment
University of Leeds

15 - FEB - 07

Presentations by Students of the School of Earth and Environment

3rd/4th Year Students
Earth and Environment
University of Leeds

15 - MAR - 07

National
Science
Week

The Orkney Isles in the Middle Devonian and Thereafter

David Leather
LGA

19 - APR - 07

Mam Tor – a Landslip Still on the Move

Dr Christine Arkwright
Earth Sciences
University of Manchester

3 - MAY - 07

Yorkshire
Geology
Month

Monotonous Piles of Basalt?
Rethinking the Palaeocene Lava Fields of the Inner Hebrides

Dr Ian Williamson
Natural England
Grantham

18 - OCT - 07

Geological Evidence for Climate Change in Antarctica

Dr Mark Williams
University of Leicester

15 - NOV - 07

Petra to Pella: the Geology and Geoarchaeology of Jordan

Dr John Powell
BGS
Keyworth

06 - DEC - 07

AGM and Conversazione –
Short Talks and Displays by Members

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Lecture Programme 2008

DATE

LECTURE TITLE

SPEAKER

19 - JAN - 08

Current Post-Graduate Research

Joint meeting with the YGS

Jonathon Poulter
Alison Parker
Juric Eggenhuiser
Tom Challands

24 - JAN - 08

Geology and Disease

Prof Gerry Slavin
Formerly of Barts. Hospital
London

21 - FEB - 08

Presentations by Students of the School of Earth and Environment

3rd/4th Year Students
Earth and Environment
University of Leeds

13 - MAR - 08

National
Science
Week

Modelling Ancient Earth Climates

Dr Alan Haywood
Earth and Environment
University of Leeds

17 - APR - 08

Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage:
a Strategy to Mitigate Global Warming

Dr Andy Chadwick
British Geological Survey
Keyworth

08 - MAY - 08

Yorkshire
Geology
Month

Environmental Change in Ancient and Modern Desert Systems

Dr Nigel Mountney
Earth and Environment
University of Leeds

16 - OCT - 08

Vesuvius: Volcanic Activity and Damage Mitigation

Dr Dan Morgan
Earth and Environment
University of Leeds

06 - NOV - 08

The Palaeontological Association Baldwin Lecture: the Evolution of Vertebrate Ecosystems through the End-Permian Mass Extinction

Prof Mike Benton
Dept of Earth Sciences
University of Bristol

04 - DEC - 08

AGM and Conversazione –
Short Talks and Displays by Members

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Lecture Programme 2009

DATE

LECTURE TITLE

SPEAKER

29 - JAN - 09

Squeezing Information out of Rocks

Prof Ernie Rutter
Department of Geology
Manchester University

26 - FEB - 09

Presentations by Students of the School of Earth and Environment

3rd/4th Year Students
Earth and Environment
University of Leeds

28 - FEB - 09

(Saturday, 2pm)

The Carboniferous World

Joint meeting with the YGS

Venue: Weetwood Hall Hotel, Otley Rd, Leeds

Dr Jason Hilton
Birmingham University
Dr Andy Horbury
Cambridge Carbonates
Dr Henk Kombrink
Keele University
Dr Mike Stephenson
BGS

12 - MAR - 09

National
Science
Week

Volcanic plumbing systems from Africa to Antarctica

Dr Dougal Jerram
Dept of Earth Science
Durham University

23 - APR - 09

What can fossils tell us about ourselves?

Prof Simon Knell
Dept of Museum Studies
Leicester University

07 - MAY - 09

Yorkshire
Geology
Month

The Geology of the United Arab Emirates

Dr Richard Ellison
BGS

15 - OCT - 09

Learning from Lahars:
New Insights from the 2007 Breakout of
Crater Lake, Ruapehu, New Zealand

Dr Vern Manville
School of Earth and Environment
University of Leeds

12 - NOV - 09

Plate tectonics and Human Evolution

Prof Geoffrey Bailey
Dept of Archaeology
York University

10 - DEC - 09

AGM and Conversazione –
Short Talks and Displays by Members

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Lecture Programme 2010

DATE

LECTURE TITLE

SPEAKER

28 - JAN - 10

Hot Stuff in the Deep Sea: Present and Past Life at Hydrothermal Vents

Dr Crispin Little
Earth and Environment
University of Leeds

25 - FEB - 10

Presentations by Students of the School of Earth and Environment

3rd/4th Year Students
Earth and Environment
University of Leeds

27 - FEB - 10

(Saturday, 2pm)

Deep Water Sedimentology

Joint meeting with the YGS

Venue: Weetwood Hall Hotel, Otley Rd, Leeds

Dr Chris Jackson
Imperial College
Dr Dave Hodgson
Liverpool University
Dr Bill McCaffrey
Leeds University
Dr Ian Kane
Leeds University

11 - MAR - 10

Where Did All the Ice Go? Ice Sheet Fluctuations in Yorkshire During the Last Glacial Maximum

Dr Mark Bateman
Dept of Geography
Sheffield University

22 - APR - 10

The Assembly of the West Africa Craton: Evidence from the BGS Survey of Northern Mauritania

Dr David Schofield
BGS

06 - MAY - 10

Yorkshire
Geology
Month

The Earth After Us

Dr Jan Zalasiewicz
Leicester University

14 - OCT - 10

Tsunami: Processes and Mitigation

Dr Jeff Peakall
Earth and Environment
University of Leeds

11 - NOV - 10

The Dynamics and Deposits of Braid Bars in the World's Largest Rivers

Dr Dan Parsons
Earth and Environment
University of Leeds

09 - DEC - 10

AGM and Conversazione –
Short Talks and Displays by Members

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Lecture Programme 2011

DATE

LECTURE TITLE

SPEAKER

27 - JAN - 11

Soft Tissue Preservation and the Quality of the Fossil Record

Dr Phil Wilby
BGS

24 - FEB - 11

Presentations by Students of the School of Earth and Environment

3rd/4th Year Students
Earth and Environment
University of Leeds

26 - FEB - 11

(Saturday, 2pm)

New Developments in Palaeontology and Palaeoclimatology

Joint Meeting with the YGS

Venue: Weetwood Hall Hotel, Otley Rd, Leeds

 

24 - MAR - 11

The Beauty and Threat of Indonesia's Volcanoes

Dr Ralf Gertisser
Keele University

12 - MAY - 11

Yorkshire
Geology
Month

Galactic Cosmic Rays and Earthquakes: Using Exotic Particles to Determine Earthquake Magnitude and Frequency

Dr Richard Phillips
Earth and Environment
University of Leeds

13 - OCT - 11

Stressful Times Following the 2010 Maule Earthquake, Chile

Dr Isabelle Ryder
Liverpool University

10 - NOV - 11

Large-Scale Carbon Dioxide Storage: Geological Reservoirs

Prof Bruce Yardley
Earth and Environment
University of Leeds

08 - DEC - 11

AGM and Conversazione –
Short Talks and Displays by Members

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Lecture Programme 2012

DATE

LECTURE TITLE

SPEAKER

26 - JAN - 12

Glaciers, Volcanoes and Out-Burst Floods:
Examples from Antarctica, Greenland and Elsewhere

Dr Jonathan Carrivick
School of Geography
University of Leeds

23 - FEB - 12

Presentations by Students of the School of Earth and Environment

3rd/4th Year Students
Earth and Environment
University of Leeds

10 - MAR - 12

(Saturday, 9am)

Cave Science Symposium

Joint Meeting with BCRA and YGS

Venue: School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds

Various

15 - MAR - 12

Middle Jurassic Floras from the Neuquen Basin, Argentina, and their Application to Hydrocarbon Exploration

Dr Stephen Stukins
Natural History Museum
London

19 - APR - 12

Understanding the Tectonic Evolution of Central Europe: a Seismological Perspective

Prof Graham Stuart
Earth and Environment
University of Leeds

03 - MAY - 12

The Middle Jurassic at Ketton Quarry, Rutland

Mr Peter del Strother MBE
Consultant

11 - OCT - 12

Giant Bedforms in the Millstone Grit: Within-Valley or Initial Deltaic Infilling of the Central Pennine Basin?

Mr Jochem Bijkerk
Earth and Environment
University of Leeds

08 - NOV - 12

Marking Time at a Snail’s Pace: Million Year-Old Amino Acids

Dr Kirsty Penkman
Dr Beatrice Demarchi
Dept of Chemistry
University of York

06 - DEC - 12

AGM and Conversazione –
Short Talks and Displays by Members

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Lecture Programme 2013

DATE

LECTURE TITLE

SPEAKER

24 - JAN - 13

From 2D Maps to 3D Apps:
Geological mapping in the 21st Century

Dr Andy Howard
BGS

14 - FEB - 13

Presentations by Students of the School of Earth and Environment

Final Year Students
Earth and Environment
University of Leeds

7 - MAR - 13

The Complex and Dynamic Inner Core of the Earth

Available to watch online here

Dr Jon Mound
Earth and Environment
University of Leeds

18 - APR - 13

UK Shale Gas Exploration

Mr Matt Hampson
Ms Lucy Craddock
Cuadrilla Resources Ltd
Lichfield

27 - APR - 13

(Saturday)

The Mineral Resources of Yorkshire Revisited

Joint Meeting with the YGS

Venue: National Museum of Coal Mining, Wakefield

 

02 - MAY - 13

Antarctica's Green History and Links to Scott's Legacy

Prof Jane Francis
Earth and Environment
University of Leeds

10 - OCT - 13

Quaternary Palaeoenvironments in Southern Arabia: the Geological Record from the UAE and Implications for Human Migration

Dr Andrew Farrant
BGS

07 - NOV - 13

The long term fate of radioactive caesium in soil after nuclear accidents and implications for Fukushima, Japan

Adam J Fuller BSc
Earth Surface Science Institute
University of Leeds

09 - NOV - 13

(Saturday)

Carbonate Rocks






Joint Meeting with the YGS

Prof Maurice Tucker
Bristol University
Dr Martyn Pedley
Hull University
Prof Jim Marshall
Liverpool University
Fiona Whitaker
Bristol University

05 - DEC - 13

AGM and Conversazione –
Short Talks and Displays by Members

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Lecture Programme 2014

DATE

LECTURE TITLE

SPEAKER

30 - JAN - 14

The Dent Marble Industry

Mr Bill Fraser
LGA

27 - FEB - 14

Presentations by Students of the
School of Earth and Environment

Final Year Students
Earth and Environment
University of Leeds

27 - MAR - 14

The Significance of Charles Darwin’s Month
in the High Andes, March-April 1835

Prof Patrick Boylan
City University

01 - MAY - 14

Rivers Under the Sea

Prof Jeff Peakall
Earth and Environment
University of Leeds

03 - MAY - 14

(Saturday)

Yorkshire’s Rocks & Minerals Day at the
National Coal Mining Museum, Wakefield:
Launch of Yorkshire Geology Month

 

09 - OCT - 14

The Middle Permian Extinction in High Latitudes

Prof Paul Wignall
Earth and Environment
University of Leeds

06 - NOV - 14

Watching a Rhyolitic Eruption at Cordon Caulle, Chile

Dr Hugh Tuffen
Lancaster University

04 - DEC - 14

AGM and Conversazione –
Short Talks and Displays by Members

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Lecture Programme 2015

DATE

LECTURE TITLE

SPEAKER

29 - JAN - 15

Following in the footsteps of Charles Darwin In the Galapagos Islands, September - October 1835

Dr Karel de Pauw
LGA

26 - FEB - 15

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

Final Year Students
Earth and Environment
University of Leeds

19 - MAR - 15

An Overview of the York Potash Project

Mr Tristan Pottas
York Potash Ltd

23 - APR - 15

The Evolution of Speed in Fish

Mr Tom Fletcher
Earth and Environment
University of Leeds

25 - APR - 15
(Saturday)

Yorkshire’s Rocks & Minerals Day at the
National Coal Mining Museum, Wakefield:
Launch of Yorkshire Geology Month

 

14 - MAY - 15

Tracking Jurassic Dinosaurs

Dr Mike Romano
Sheffield University

08 - OCT - 15

Palynology in the Service of Man

Dr James B Riding
BGS

05 - NOV - 15

Bubble, Burp, Bang! Big Experiments in Volcano Physics

Dr Ed Llewellin
Durham University

14 - NOV - 15
(Saturday)

Joint meeting with the Yorkshire Geological Society

Speakers and venue
to be confirmed

03 - DEC - 15

AGM and Conversazione –
Short Talks and Displays by Members

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Lecture Programme 2016

DATE

LECTURE TITLE

SPEAKER

28 - JAN - 16

When Continents Collide: Active Deformation and Seismic Hazard

Prof Tim Wright
Leeds University

18 - FEB - 16

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

Final Year Students
Earth and Environment
University of Leeds

10 - MAR - 16

The Preserved Sedimentary Record of Giant Rivers: Examples from Yorkshire, Around the World and Beyond

Dr Nigel Mountney
University of Leeds

09 - APR - 16
(Saturday)

Yorkshire’s Rocks & Minerals Day at the
National Coal Mining Museum, Wakefield:
Launch of Yorkshire Geology Month

 

21 - APR - 16

Geology and Wine in Southern France

Dr Roger Southren
Derby University

05 - MAY - 16

Tsunamis: Learning from Recent Events

Prof David Tappin
BGS

13 - OCT - 16

No safer in the south: new biotic and geochemical records of the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) mass extinction event and recovery in Antarctica

Dr James D Whitts
University of Leeds

10 - NOV - 16

Back to the Rocks

Mr Nick Shaw
Shell

08 - DEC - 16

AGM and Conversazione –
Short Talks and Displays by Members

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