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LGS member Ray Humphreys
has been awarded a British
Empire Medal for sevices to
Geology and Education, in
the Queen’s Birthday
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are due on the 1st October 2018, ALL
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Those members who subscribe to the
Geological Journal, the yearly subscription
price is £64.00
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Bring a rock……
Before the meeting on 9th October we will be
having a bring -a-rock session in the foyer where
we meet. If you would like to join us for an informal
discussion about rocks, please do - with or without
a rock - but maybe bring a small one, that you can
hold in one hand!
Liverpool Geological Society Prizes – October 2018.
Aurianna Najah– Overall Excellence in BSc Geography at
Liverpool John Moores University.
Aurianna graduated with First Class Honours Degree in Geography, achieving
an impressive 79% overall. Aurianna has always performed to a high level
producing excellent work over a range of diverse subjects through her years
of study in LJMU. In the final year of her study Aurianna received an
internship from CENAPRED (Centro Nacional de Prevención de Desastres -
Mexico) to do her project on volcanic hazards from the Popocatépetl Volcano.
Charlotte Copley –Overall Excellence in BSC Geology
at the University of Liverpool.
Charlotte has recently started work as a graduate Geo-environmental
Engineer with Lithos Consulting Limited in Bradford.
Project – The Geological Evolution of the Llanberis Area: Folding, Faulting and
During the course of the last years, Charlotte has matured to become an
excellent young scientist. Always enthusiastic to deepen her understanding of
the relationships between observations and fundamental principles (no
matter how complex these might be), She has worked with dedication and
settled for no less than comprehensive solutions during her project.
Billie Jones – UoL – Overall Excellence in BSC Geology and
Physical Geography at the University of Liverpool.
Billie Jones did her honours project work at Cross Fell. She achieved the
highest mark in the Geology and Physical Geography BSc degree in 2018.
From very early on in her degree it was clear that Billie was an exceptional
student. She showed dedication to her studies and a determination to
succeed that resulted in several impressive results in modules such as:
Evolution, Oceans and Climate, and Palaeobiology and Evolution. Billie won
several other awards during her time at the University of Liverpool including
the Mazurek Microscopy award in her first year and the PalAss Palaeontology
award in her second year. Billie has been passionate about continuing her
studies in palaeontology and will be starting an MSc in Palaeobiology at the
University of Bristol next year.
Will Sparrow -Overall Excellence in BSC Geophysics at the
University of Liverpool.
Will has recently started work on the AWE (Atomic Weapons Establishment)
graduate scheme working in the department that uses seismics to detect
and identify underground explosions as part of the UK's involvement in the
Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
Will Sparrow, a student in Geophysics (Physics) gained the highest first class
degree in Geophysics this year. His thesis was entitled "Improving field
models 1800-1840, the data of Alexander von Humboldt". Alexander von
Humboldt did extensive scientific work in South America from 1798 to 1802,
including high-quality measurements of the magnetic inclination, occasional
declination, and also the first wide-spread survey of the relative changes in
magnetic intensity. Only a small fraction of these data have been included in
modelling efforts to date, and the data included had a bad systematic error
due to mistakes in the mid-1800s in data transcription. Will was able to
demonstrate that including these data allows more detail in the models of
the field at the core, particularly in the Atlantic hemisphere, and particularly
provided initial evidence that will change our interpretation of the initiation of
the weak area in the field now called the South Atlantic Anomaly.
Pitcher Prizes – named in honour of the late Professor Wallace
Pitcher –Herdman Professor of Geology at the University of Liverpool,
former President of the Society and of the Geological Society of
Prizes are awarded for work, at a range of levels on the Geology of
North West England or North Wales.
The award for work on ‘Salt in Cheshire: Geology, History and
Industry’ goes to twins who are both A level students at Calday
Grange Grammar School (Wirral).
Our esteemed panel of reviewers commented on a report that was
thorough, concisely written and beautifully presented
The prize is awarded jointly to
Julian and Harry Young.
Prof Richard Holme
The geomagnetic field is
(probably) not reversing