© Liverpool Geological Society
Founded 1859
Registered Charity No: 500067

LIVERPOOL

GEOLOGICAL

SOCIETY

160th Session

Past Lectures 2018- 2019

Oct 2

Presidential Address

Prof Jim Marshall

Phosphorous: Geology, Life and us.

Phosphorus, an essential component of all known living organisms, is derived from rocks! Many of the key events in earth history, can be linked to significant changes in the natural utilisation of phosphorus. Examples include major steps in evolution, including the origin of life itself and the origin of bony skeletons, like ours. Contemporary human civilisation relies heavily on the use of artificial fertilisers and the exploitation of geological phosphate deposits. Our waste contributes to eutrophication and environmental destruction. Find out how we are all, intimately, part of the geological phosphorous cycle!

Oct 9

Dr John Piper (emeritus Liverpool University)

Lid Tectonics to Plate Tectonics: Tectonic Journey of the Early

Earth

© Liverpool Geological Society

Liverpool Geological

Society

160 th session
Registered Charity No: 500067

Past Lectures 2018- 2019

Oct 2

Presidential Address

Prof Jim Marshall

Phosphorous: Geology, Life and us.

Phosphorus, an essential component of all known living organisms, is derived from rocks! Many of the key events in earth history, can be linked to significant changes in the natural utilisation of phosphorus. Examples include major steps in evolution, including the origin of life itself and the origin of bony skeletons, like ours. Contemporary human civilisation relies heavily on the use of artificial fertilisers and the exploitation of geological phosphate deposits. Our waste contributes to eutrophication and environmental destruction. Find out how we are all, intimately, part of the geological phosphorous cycle!

Oct 9

Dr John Piper (emeritus Liverpool University)

Lid Tectonics to Plate Tectonics: Tectonic Journey of the Early

Earth