EGS Lecture Programme
Our varied programme of illustrated lectures runs from October to Easter, on Wednesday evenings. These meetings are open to the public, there is no charge, and visitors are most welcome.
Speakers and topics are carefully chosen to provide interest for both the amateur and professional geologist. These meetings also provide an informal opportunity to chat to other members, and find out more about geological sites from local experts. At the annual Fellows’ Night, members give accounts of their own geological interests, specimens or travels.
Our lectures are broadcast live on Zoom, with the same Zoom account and password. If you are not a member, please contact Angus Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details.
Information about the lectures, including more detailed abstracts where provided, are available below.
Lecture Programme 2022-23 The Geological Society of London are producing a new (5th) edition of The Geology of Scotland, which is due to be published next year. In the 20 years since the last edition, there have been many significant steps forward in understanding the geology of Scotland. To celebrate this significant milestone, the new edition forms a prominent thread through this year’s lecture programme. Following an overview talk from the editors in November, we will have lectures delivered by key authors contributing to several chapters of the new book.
Graham Leslie, Lectures Secretary email@example.com
The lectures usually take place in the Hutton Lecture Theatre in the Grant Institute of Geology, The King’s Buildings, James Hutton Road, Edinburgh EH9 3FE.
EGS Evening Lecture Programme 2022-23
Thursday 6 October 2022, 6.30 pm Public Lecture at Dynamic Earth
Full details – https://www.edinburghgeolsoc.org/public-lecture/
Wednesday 19 October, 7.00pm
Prof Bryne Ngwenya, Professor in Microbial Geochemistry and Head of the School of Geosciences, University of Edinbugh
To be confirmed
Wednesday 2 November, 7.00pm
Dr Tom Dodd. British Geological Society
New insights into deep-lacustrine sedimentary processes and products: examples from the North Falkland Basin, offshore Falkland Islands
Wednesday 16 November, 7.00pm
Prof Rob Strachan, University of Portsmouth and Dr Martin Smith, British Geological Survey (retd)
The Geology of Scotland – a new 5th edition
Wednesday 30 November, 7.00pm
Dr Maarten Krabbendam, British Geological Survey
Geology of Scotland, chapter 4: The Moine Supergroup no more!
Wednesday 14 December, 7.00pm
This meeting, close to the anniversary of the foundation of the Society, is a chance to meet other members informally, with refreshments served from 6.30pm, followed by a series of short talks given by members. If you would like to give a short talk on a subject of interest to members, please email Chris Lofthouse on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday 18 January 2023, 7.00pm
Prof Tony Prave, University of St Andrews
Geology of Scotland, chapter 5: The Dalradian
Wednesday 1 February, 7pm
Wednesday 1 February, 7.00pm
Clough Medal Lecture: Prof Dave Evans, Dept of Geography, Durham University
Quaternary glacial geology and geomorphology: applications of modern analogues to reconstructing glaciations
Wednesday 15 February, 7.00pm
Dr Steve Hollis, School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh
The Tyrone Ophiolite
Wednesday 1 March, 7.00pm
Dr Alison Monaghan, British Geological Survey and colleagues
Geology of Scotland, chapter 10: the Carboniferous
Wednesday 15 March, AGM 7pm, Lecture 7:30pm
Prof Bruce Levell, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford
Snowball Earth? The broader significance of recent work on the Neoproterozoic Port Askaig Formation
Wednesday 29 March, 7.00pm
Christopher Jack, COWI
The interplay of engineering geology and rock engineering in the development of the Coire Glas project.