WINTER EVENTS 2021 - 2022
LECTURES

The society normally arranges a series of lectures (given by professional or academic geologists) on geological or environmental topics in the winter months (October to March).  Once a year there is an event where members have the opportunity to give their own short talks or demonstrations to the rest of the society.

Anyone interested in joining the Society is welcome to attend a lecture or two as a visitor, to find out more about who we are and how we operate.  Just turn up - or contact us first to confirm subject, dates, times, etc.

Sadly, with the COVID pandemic, the Winter Program:-

  • was not completed in 2019-2020,

  • did not happen at all in 2020-21,

  • and is on Zoom in 2021-2022. 

To join a lecture, please use our contact page - an email will be sent to you with a link (subject to maximum numbers imposed by Zoom - currently 100, which should not be a problem)

Venue

Lectures were normally held at 7.30pm in the Arthur Holmes Lecture Theatre which is located at the Durham University Science Site on South Road.  The lecture theatre is in the Department of Chemistry and is downstairs from the Porters Lodge. 

We hope to resume this practice when the COVID pandemic ceases to be a major restriction.

 

Lectures, when we are able to resume normal practices, will be followed by tea and coffee to which all speakers, members and guests are cordially invited.

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Google Maps: Problem beyond our control.  The map above actually shows the way to the Calman Lecture Theatre.  The Arthur Holmes Lecture Theatre is nearby.  Go 100 metres East, 60 metres North, in through red doors and downstairs one level.

If you are able, you might get a better result from What3Words.  The entrance door is at ///found.fast.olive .  That reference should act as a link - try it.

Winter Lecture Programme  2021 - 2022
(Now finished).

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First lecture for the WInter season - on Zoom. 
Numbers are currently limited to 100.

​29th October, 7:30 p. m.

Prof. Robert Smith of the University of Utah, Salt Lake City,
talked about
The Yellowstone Hotspot and the Anatomy of Old Faithful.

You need a link to access this lecture, which can be obtained from  Huttonsedgewick@gmail.com   Please don't leave it until the last minute!

Second Lecture for the Winter Season . . .

We are still on Zoom, and numbers are still limited to 100 - but that is 100 screens, if small groups wish to gather round one screen, that's up to them!

26th November, 7:30 p.m.

Prof. Alexander Peace of McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

will be talking about

Volcanic Passive Margins

You need a link to access this lecture, which can be obtained from  Huttonsedgewick@gmail.com   Please don't leave it until the last minute!

Third Lecture for the Winter Season . . .

We are still on Zoom, and numbers are still limited to 100 - but that is 100 screens, if small groups wish to gather round one screen, that's up to them!

17th December, 7:30 p.m.

Prof Karen Harpp, of Colgate University, New York
Will be talking about
Geological Vignettes from the Galapagos Islands

You need a link to access this lecture, which can be obtained from  Huttonsedgewick@gmail.com   Please don't leave it until the last minute!

Fourth Lecture for the Winter Season . . .

We are still on Zoom, and numbers are still limited to 100 - but that is 100 screens, if small groups wish to gather round one screen, that's up to them!

28th January 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Edgardo Canon Tapia (Sorry, can't work out how to insert ~ above n on this keyboard)

From CICESE (Division de Ciencias de la Terra, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico)

Will be talking about
Spatial Distribution of Volcanic Vents and Their Relation with the Plumbing System

Sounds good!

You need a link to access this lecture, which can be obtained from  Huttonsedgewick@gmail.com   Please don't leave it until the last minute!

Fifth Lecture for the Winter Season . . .

We are still on Zoom, and numbers are still limited to 100 - but that is 100 screens, if small groups wish to gather round one screen, that's up to them!

25th February 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Jon J. Major

Scientist-in-Charge, Cascades Volcano Observatory,

US Geological Survey, Vancouver, Washington, USA

Will be talking about
Volcano Hazards in the Pacific North-Western USA -

What they are, why they matter, and the challenges of crisis management.

Sounds interesting!

You need a link to access this lecture, which can be obtained from  Huttonsedgewick@gmail.com   Please don't leave it until the last minute!

Sixth Lecture for the Winter Season . . .

We are still on Zoom, and numbers are still limited to 100 - but that is 100 screens, if small groups wish to gather round one screen, that's up to them!

25th March 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Prof Andrew Moore

Rhodes University, Makhanda (Grahamstown) South Africa

Will be talking about

The Geology of Diamonds

This should be good!

You need a link to access this lecture, which can be obtained from  Huttonsedgewick@gmail.com   Please don't leave it until the last minute!

And that ends our Winter Program for 2021-2022

Details of the Summer Program of field trips is being held up by technical issues, but will be published as soon as possible.