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LIVERPOOL

GEOLOGICAL

SOCIETY

159th Session
All indoor meetings at 7.30pm in Lecture Theatre 137 of Liverpool John Moores University, Byrom Street L3 3AF unless otherwise stated. Campus map of LJMU - please click to get one you can read! The meeting is in the City Campus (1) The building map is here: Go in the main entrance - up to the first floor -  and all the way along the corridors towards the James Parsons Tower . At the end of the corridor is the Lecture Theatre.
Hon. Excursions Sec.: Maggie Williams email: wlliams.maggiee@gmail.com

Refreshments will be served

at the front of the lecture

theatre prior to the lecture.

Speakers’ Sec.: C. Hunt email: chris1972scfc@outlook.com

October 24

Dr Janine Kavanagh

University of Liverpool

Mechanisms of Igneous

Intrusion

“Almost 50 year ago, the LGS and the University of Liverpool hosted a Symposium entitled ‘Mechanism of Igneous Intrusion’, with over 200 attendees and attracting the lead researchers in the field from around the world. Proceedings from the symposium were published in a book with the same name, focusing on magma intrusive processes from their initiation, ascent and emplacement. The now famous ‘orange book’ still has its place on the bookshelves of eminent researchers across Geosciences, and contains what have now become the foundations of today’s models of magma intrusion. In this talk I will review the advances in igneous intrusion models that have been made over the past 50 years, and describe some new exciting developments in the field.”   

November 7

Members Evening:

Keith Nicholls

“I will present a series of thin sections of the Hirnant Limestone (Bala)

recovered from the Sedgwick Museum. I will give the briefest of introductions

to the geological background of the HL and how I came across the slides.”

Chris Hunt

 The Nov 2016 New Zealand Earthquake

Landslips, cows, tsunami, faults; definitely no whales; and fantasy?

Philip Firth

Volcano tour of Indonesia in 2016

Indonesia is made up of an archipelago of islands that extends for over 5000 km from east to west. Indonesia also has the greatest number and density of active volcanoes on the planet, some capable of producing particularly explosive and deadly eruptions, for example the Tambora eruption in 1815 (the largest known eruption during historical times, "the year without summer"). This presentation will describe my two month and 4000 km volcano tour of the Indonesian islands of Flores, Sumbawa, Lombok, Bali Java and Sumatra in 2016 making use of photographs taken on route.

November 21

Joint Meeting with the Herdman Society

at University of Liverpool

Dr Roger Suthren

University of Derby

Geology of Wine – Languedoc, France (With samples) this meeting will be by ticket.

November 28

Patrizia Onnis

Liverpool John Moores University

The geology of Sardinia: from the edge of the Gondwana to the center of the Mediterranean Sea Geologically Sardinia is a complicated "puzzle" of limestone, granite and basalt stretched and compressed during the geological time. The geological map looks really colorful and each Sardinia region tells us a story of endogenetic strengths smoothed by a continuous weathering. Starting from the edge of the Gondwana, it moved with the Iberian and Eurasian plates taking part in the Pyrenese Alpine and Apennine orogenese. In this talk I want to take you on a trip to Sardinia, stopping in some wonderful places which reveal to us key clues to solve this geological puzzle.

December 5

Dr Maggie Williams

Prof Jim Marshall

Practical Session Central Teaching Laboratory, University of Liverpool

December 12

Hazel Clark

Quiz – Cheese & Wine

January 9

Dr Lis Rushworth

University of Liverpool

Early Man

January 23

Dr Tim Lane

Liverpool John Moores University

Greenlandic ice cap behaviour during the last millennium

February 6

Dr Pat Byrne

Liverpool John Moores University

River Pollution

February 17

Herdman Symposium

February 20

Prof Richard Chiverrell

University of Liverpool

Lake Sediments

March 6

Distinguished Visitor’s Address

Prof Derek Siveter

Oxford University

'Exceptional Cambrian  fossils, the flowering of early animal life, and world heritage in Yunnan'

March 13

Dinner

March 20

TBA

© Liverpool Geological Society

Liverpool Geological

Society

159 th session
Registered Charity No: 500067

October 24

Dr Janine Kavanagh

University of Liverpool

Mechanisms of Igneous Intrusion

“Almost 50 year ago, the LGS and the University of Liverpool hosted a Symposium entitled ‘Mechanism of Igneous Intrusion’, with over 200 attendees and attracting the lead researchers in the field from around the world. Proceedings from the symposium were published in a book with the same name, focusing on magma intrusive processes from their initiation, ascent and emplacement. The now famous ‘orange book’ still has its place on the bookshelves of eminent researchers across Geosciences, and contains what have now become the foundations of today’s models of magma intrusion. In this talk I will review the advances in igneous intrusion models that have been made over the past 50 years, and describe some new exciting developments in the field.”

November 7

Members Evening:

Keith Nicholls

“I will present a series of thin sections of the Hirnant Limestone

(Bala) recovered from the Sedgwick Museum. I will give the briefest

of introductions to the geological background of the HL and how I

came across the slides.”

Chris Hunt

 The Nov 2016 New Zealand Earthquake

Landslips, cows, tsunami, faults; definitely no whales; and fantasy?

Philip Firth

Volcano tour of Indonesia in 2016

Indonesia is made up of an archipelago of islands that extends for over 5000 km from east to west. Indonesia also has the greatest number and density of active volcanoes on the planet, some capable of producing particularly explosive and deadly eruptions, for example the Tambora eruption in 1815 (the largest known eruption during historical times, "the year without summer"). This presentation will describe my two month and 4000 km volcano tour of the Indonesian islands of Flores, Sumbawa, Lombok, Bali Java and Sumatra in 2016 making use of photographs taken on route.

November 21

Joint Meeting with the Herdman Society

at University of Liverpool

Dr Roger Suthren

University of Derby

Geology of Wine – Languedoc, France (With samples) this meeting will be by ticket.

November 28

Patrizia Onnis

Liverpool John Moores University

The geology of Sardinia: from the edge of the Gondwana to the center of the Mediterranean Sea Geologically Sardinia is a complicated "puzzle" of limestone, granite and basalt stretched and compressed during the geological time. The geological map looks really colorful and each Sardinia region tells us a story of endogenetic strengths smoothed by a continuous weathering. Starting from the edge of the Gondwana, it moved with the Iberian and Eurasian plates taking part in the Pyrenese Alpine and Apennine orogenese. In this talk I want to take you on a trip to Sardinia, stopping in some wonderful places which reveal to us key clues to solve this geological puzzle.

December 5

Dr Maggie Williams

Prof Jim Marshall

Practical Session Central Teaching Laboratory, University of Liverpool

December 12

Hazel Clark

Quiz – Cheese & Wine

January 9

Dr Lis Rushworth

University of Liverpool

Early Man

January 23

Dr Tim Lane

Liverpool John Moores University

Greenlandic ice cap behaviour during the last millennium

February 6

Dr Pat Byrne

Liverpool John Moores University

River Pollution

February 17

Herdman Symposium

February 20

Prof Richard Chiverrell

University of Liverpool

Lake Sediments

March 6

Distinguished Visitor’s Address

Prof Derek Siveter

Oxford University

'Exceptional Cambrian  fossils, the flowering of early animal life, and world heritage in Yunnan'

March 13

Dinner

March 20

TBA