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Date

Speaker

Subject

Reviews

12/07/17 John Horsley Geological Curiosities of Portugal -  
14/06/17 Dr Susannah Maidment (Brighton Uni) Latitudinal biodiversity gradients in deep time: a case study using dinosaurs of the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation, western USA
Link to synopsis
10/05/17 AGM followed by Film about the Troodos Geopark  
12/04/17 Prof. Chris Rhodes (Fresh-Lands Environmental Actions) What Do We Do When the Oil Runs Out?  
08/03/17 Dr Matt Balme (Open Uni) Water on Mars  
08/02/17 Dr David Brook OBE Geological hazards and disasters  
11/01/17 Natasha Almeida (NHM) Adding another dimension: the use of micro-computed tomography in the study of extraterrestrial material  
14/12/16 Poppy Harding UCL Siberian Ecosystem Responses to Abrupt Climate Change. Lessons from Lake Records Over the Late Quaternary  
09/11/16 Humphrey Knight (CRU International.) Antimony: critical metal mineral deposits in South West England  
12/10/16 Dr Penny Wozniakiewicz (Kent Univ) Studying Planetary impacts in the laboratory
Link to review
14/09/16 Dr Bryon Tabor The textures of peridotite rocks of sub-continental mantle origin
Link to review
10/08/16 Members Evening Historical Walk around Uxbridge.  
13/07/16 Lesley Dunlop (Northumbria Univ.) Chromite, tungsten and iron: Mineral deposits and mines in Portugal  
08/06/16 William Joyce (Birkbeck) The Geology of the Moon
Link to Review
11/05/16 AGM + Talk by Sheppy Limestone
Link to Review
13/04/16 John Henry The Beginning of Geological Mapping in England
Link to review
09/03/16 Prof Chris Jackson (Imperial) Salt of the Earth
Link to Review
05/03/16 Spring Social Ickenham Village Hall
10/02/16 Dr Clive Edmonds (Peter Brett Associates) Geology of the HS2 route in the Chilterns and geoconservation concerns
Link to review
13/01/16 Dr Rebecca Bell (Imperial) Did the earth move for you? From great earthquakes to silent slip
Link to Review
09/12/15 Prof. Rory Mortimore South Georgia to the South Downs
11/11/15 Graham Marett (SWHAS) The Origin of the Elements
Link to Review
14/10/15 Robert Maurer Our Heritage - Stone Tools and Rock Art
Link to Review
09/09/15 Penelope Wilson (Kingston Univ.) The intrusion 'space problem': a comparative case study of accommodation and deformation structures associated with the emplacement of the Maiden Creek and Trachyte Mesa intrusions, Henry Mountains, Utah
Link to Review
12/08/15 Members Evening Walking through historic Pinner.
08/07/15 Bill George Volcanoes, tropical seas, glaciers and giants - the geology of the Essex coast
Link to Review
10/06/15 Dr Philip Collins (Brunel) That sinking feeling: geology, people and subsidence
Link to review
13/05/15 AGM followed by Film about Parys Mountain, Anglesey
08/04/15 Bernard J Skillerne de Bristowe A journey through the centre of a mountain
Link to Review
11/03/15 Dr Chris Brierley (UCL) Using past warm climates to inform us about our future world
Link to Review
11/02/15 Prof Chris Stringer (NHM) The Origin of our Species
Link to review
14/01/15 Prof. Gina Barnes (SOAS) JADE its tectonic formation, geochemistry & archaeology in East Asia
Link to review
10/12/14 Dr Mark Sutton (Imperial) Virtual Palaeontology
Link to review
12/11/14 Dr David Brook Limestone mining in the Black Country - an industrial legacy
08/10/14 John Stanley What are Komatiites
Link to Review
10/09/14 Dr Giles Miller (NHM) Searching for early fish in the Ordovician of Oman
13/08/14 Harrow DIY Building Stones Walk
09/07/14 Dr Alex Dickson    Oxford University Global warming events in Earth's history
Link to Review
11/06/14 Prof. Heather Viles (OUCE) Rock breakdown in extreme environments: from Namibia to Mars
Link to Review
14/05/14 AGM + Sheppy Meteorites
Link to Review
09/04/14 Dr Renske Gelderloos Arctic Ocean Research
Link to review
12/03/14 Stephen Myers The Walbrook, the City of London’s River – Its Rise and Fall
Link to review
12/02/14 Adam Pacey What controls where volcanoes form? Insights from Indonesia
Link to review
08/01/14 Dr Doug Robinson (Bristol Univ) Naxos – geological evolution of a gneiss dome
Link to Review
11/12/13 Dr Tony Grindrod Energy for the Future
Link to Review
13/11/13 Mike Rumsey (NHM) New materials from nature: Finding new mineral species and the science behind discovery
09/10/13 Paul Logan (Heritage Oil) Kebabs, Carbonates and Baggy Trousers; Adventures of a Geologist in Kurdistan
Link to review
11/09/13 Dr Michael Doel Mineral Fluorescence
14/08/13 Members Evening Treasure Hunt in Ickenham.
10/07/13 Prof Tony Watts (Oxford University) Mountains in the Sea
Link to review
12/06/13 Prof Gina Barnes (SOAS Uni of London) Tectonic archaeology in Japan
Link to review
08/05/13 AGM + Film Williamson Tunnels
10/04/13 Dr Peter Grindrod (UCL) Exploring Mars: Curiosity, Water and Life
Link to review
13/03/13 Dr Dewi Lewis (UCL) Zeolites: from Tutankhamen to Mars in an hour
Link to REview
13/02/13 Dr Clare Warren (OU) Up the Down Escalator: formation and exhumation of high pressure rocks
Link to review
09/01/13 Dr Adrian Rundle (NHM) Unusual microfossils
Link to Review
12/12/12 Graham Marrett The Big Bang and the Expanding Universe
Link to Review
14/11/12 Dr Michele Paulatto (Oxford University) CAT scan of an active volcano: Three dimensional seismic tomography at Montserrat
Link to review
10/10/12 Anton Kearsley (NHM) How comets threaten satellites
Link to review
12/09/12 Dr David Brook OBE The Story of China Clay
Link to Review
08/08/12 Members evening Walk around Horsenden Hill
11/07/12 Dr Brian Marker OBE Minerals and the countryside
Link to review
13/06/12 Prof. Danielle Schreve (Royal Holloway) Wolves and wildcats: surviving the end of the last Ice Age in Somerset
Link to Review
09/05/12 AGM followed by Sheppy There's more to sand than you might think
Link to review
11/04/12 Dr Chris Carlon The Geology of the High Atacama, Northern Chile
Link to review
14/03/12 Leila Battison (Oxford University) Not just Sticks and Balls: A New Perspective on the Origin of Life on Land (a talk about the finding of fossil eukaryotic cells at Loch Torridon)
Link to review
08/02/12 Dr Jackie Skipper (Geotechnical Consulting Group) The Thames Tideway Project – or how to unpollute the Thames (again!)
Link to review
11/01/12 Di Clements The Geology of London
Link to review
14/12/2011 Roger Lloyd The Karst region of Yangshou, China
Link to review
09/11/2011 Dr Tina van de Flierdt (Imperial) Reconstructing the history of the Antarctic ice sheet. Clues from the past for the future
Link to review
12/10/2011

John Stanley

Glyn Hatherall

Orcadian Basin then and now

Assynt and the Moine Thrust

Link to review

Link to review

14/09/2011 Dr Kieren Howard (NHM) Impact Cratering and Ejecta Deposits: Investigations in the Australian tektite strewn field and new insights from Darwin crater
Link to review
10/08/2011 Treasure Hunt Pinner - A great time was had by all.
13/07/2011 Dr Simon Boxall, National Oceanographic Centre, (Southampton Univ.) Cape Farewell - science, art and music in the high Arctic
Link to Review
08/06/2011 Jane Tubb (East Herts Geol Soc) 'Hertfordshire Puddingstone - some facts, some theories and some unanswered questions'
Link to review
11/05/2011 AGM + Bob Maurer Did climatic changes in Europe give rise to the Rock Carvings in North Africa ?
Link to review
13/04/2011 Revd Dr Timothy Astin (Reading Univ) Application of Geophysics to Archaeology (investigation of Hebridean islands)
Link to review
09/03/2011 Rob Sage (Veolia Water) The Hydrogeology of Hertfordshire
Link to review
09/02/2011 Dr Haydon Bayley Caring for the Chilterns – the role of the Geological Advisor
Link to review
12/01/2011

Mike Cumming

Bryan Tabor

La Brea Tar Pit Museum

The Ochres of Roussillon and the Canyon of Verdon

Link to La Brea review

Link to Rousillon review

08/12/2010 Prof Mark Sephton (Imperial) Organic matter, meteorites and life in the Solar System

10/11/2010

Dr Bernard J Skillerne de Bristowe

An Introduction to the Geology of Assynt

Link to Review
13/10/2010 Dr David Brook Tsunami: The Wave that Swallows People
Link to review

08/09/2010

Ted Wheeler

The Evolution of Whales

Link to Review
11/08/2010 Treasure Hunt Harrow on the Hill
14/07/2010 Dr Tim Ewin (NHM) Scelidosaurus, the Dorset Dinosaur'
Link to review
09/06/2010 Prof. Andrew Fleet NHM Diamonds through time
Link to review
12/05/2010 AGM + Jo Crocker Glaciers and the Icesheet in Chile and Argentina
14/04/2010 Dr David Brook Aspects of Gypsum
Link to review
10/03/2010 Dr Jenny Collier (Imperial) Catastrophic Flooding: How Britain Became an Island
Link to review
10/02/2010 Dr Philip Collins, Brunel Earthquakes or ice? What do deformed Quaternary sediments really mean (and does it matter)?
13/01/2010   Cancelled due to bad weather
09/12/2009 Dr Reimar Seltmann (Head of CERCAMS at NHM) Giant Cu-Au deposits of Central Asia
11/11/2009 Prof Heather Viles (OUCE) Rapid, catastrophic weathering of limestones within the historic walls of Oxford (field trip)
14/10/2009 Steve Hirons (Birkbeck) From mud wrestling to metamorphism
09/09/2009 David Brook The Slippery Slopes - Landslides.
12/08/2009 Ken Kirkman Conducted tour around the surface of Pinner chalk Mine
08/07/2009 Dr David Smith (Brunel) Chandrayaan-1: Mineralogical Mapping of the Lunar Surface
10/06/2009 Charlie Underwood (Birkbeck) A geological traverse across eastern Morocco
Link to review
13/05/2009 AGM followed by Sheppy The Volcanoes of the Auvergne - Are they Extinct?
08/04/2009 Dr George Darling (BGS) Isotopes and Earth Systems: Cosmic Connections
Link to review
11/03/2009 Michael Cuming Oman: a geological treasure chest. A member reports
11/02/2009 Michael Hammett "Mind the Gap" - All about Mortar in Brickwork
14/01/2009 Dr. Steve Edwards - (UCL) Geological hazards in Papua New Guinea
10/12/2008 Prof Jim Rose (Royal Holloway) The Earliest Humans in Northern Europe
12/11/2008 Prof. John Cosgrove (Imperial) Geology of the Zagros Mountains of Iran
08/10/2008 Dr Michael de Freitas (Imperial College) Representing public concerns with tunnelling in urban areas; an example from Dublin
Ling to review
10/09/2008 James Ford Historical Brick-making in Reading, and its Implications on Chalk Mining Hazard
13/08/2008 Treasure Hunt Ruislip High Street, Church yard and Manor Farm estate.
09/07/2008 Dr Peter Grindrod (UCL) Volcanism on Venus
11/06/2008 Dr Angela Milner (NHM) Dino-Birds: How dinosaurs became birds
14/05/2008 AGM - Followed by Jo Crocker The Geology of Alaska and the Yukon
09/04/2008 Dr Mark Sutton 3D fossils: past, present and future
12/03/2008 Prof Frances Wall Ten Volcanoes
13/02/2008 Dr Bob Symes Minerals of Northern England – the 15 year old saga
09/01/2008 Dr Haydon Bailey The forensic use of microfossils
12/12/2007 Geoffrey Larminie Antarctica – continent for Science?
14/11/2007 Lorraine Cornish The work of the Palaeontolgy Conservation Unit at the Natural History Museum
Link to review
10/10/2007 Dr Ruth Siddall (UCL) The Geology of Paintings
12/09/2007 Bryan Cozens Israel and Jordan
08/08/2007 Jo Crocker Building Stones Walk around Pinner.
11/07/2007 Dr Ian Jarvis Deep-sea muds in the NE Atlantic: a 20 Myr record of major disasters
13/06/2007 Dr. Anton Kearsley Stardust: Minerals and the make-up of a comet
09/05/2007 AGM followed by Liz Binney Galapagos - in the footsteps of Darwin
11/04/2007 Dr Dave Waltham Lucky Planet
Link to Lucky Planet Revirw
14/03/2007 Dr Paul Craddock Mining in Antiquity
03/03/2007 This is on Saturday New Year Social
14/02/2007 Dr Dave Lowry Snowball Earth - a Scottish perspective through the 800-500 million year old Dalradian metasediments
10/01/2007 Dr Paul Taylor Fossil Symbioses
13/12/2006 Michael Hammett The historical development of British brick-making
Link to Review
08/11/2006
Dr. David Alderton Mining and pollution in the Balkans
Link to Review
11/10/2006
Diana Smith Flint - a diverse resource
Link to review
13/09/2006
Dr Andrew Ross (NHM) Fossil Insects of the Benbridge Marls, Isle of Wight
Link to Review
10/08/2006
Treasure Hunt Uxbridge - Note this is on Thursday. Meet outside the station at 6:45pm for a 7:00 prompt start.
12/07/2006
Prof. Howard Colley Gold from Volcanoes
Link to eview
14/06/2006
Ruth Weinburg (Brent GS) Geology of the South Island of New Zealand
Link to Review
10/05/2006
AGM Followed by a talk by Mike Cuming about the summer 2005 North of Ireland trip.
Link to North of Ireland review
12/04/2006
Dr. Andrew Shortland To the Mines of the Pharaohs
Link to Review
08/03/2006
Dr. Steve Edwards Forget global warming and prepare for volcanic cooling
08/02/2006
Dr. Chris Halls The Kaolin Resources of China
Link to review
21/01/2006
New Year Social  
11/01/2006
Dr. Anton Kearsley Catching and Analysing Micrometeoroids: The Composition and Mineralogy of dust in Space
Link to Micrometeoroid review
14/12/2005
Sheppy Shepherd Journey to the Centre of the Earth
09/11/2005
Dr. Michael De Freitas The Engineering Geology of Tunnels
Link to Review
12/10/2005
Dr. George Darling Geothermal Exploration in the East African Rift Valley
Link to Geothermal Exploration
14/09/2005
Dr. Frances Wall Carbonate volcanism
Link to Carbonate Volcanism review
10/08/2005
Member's Evening Harrow Treasure Hunt (on foot). Meet 7pm at Harrow on the Hill Station, Greenhill Road Entrance. Maps will be provided. Parking is free after 6:30 pm.
13/07/2005
Prof. John Clemens Granites and Granitic Magmas: Strange Phenomena and Some Recent Perspectives on Old Problems
08/06/2005
Prof. Richard Selley Geological and climatic controls on British vineyards
Link to Review
11/05/2005
AGM + Bob Maurer Mining for Rare Minerals in Mexico
13/04/2005
Dr. Chris Green Reconstructing Rivers - pebble counting in the British quaternary
Link to Pebble Counting Review
09/03/2005
David Lancaster Diamonds
Link to Diamonds Review
09/02/2005
Dr John Boardman The Lake District: Landscape Evolution
Link to the Lake District Review
12/01/2005
Dr. Daniela Schmidt The Ocean Drilling program: a Journey to the South Atlantic
08/12/2004
Dr Geoffrey Larminie
A Geologist in the Arctic
Link to Geologist in the Arctic review
10/11/2004
Bryan & Felicity Tabor
The Eysse Valley in Upper Ardeche
Link to Eysee Valley Review
13/10/2004
Richard Fox The Quarrying Industry and Waste Disposal - A Personal View
Link to Quarrying Industry Review
08/09/2004
Dr. Paul Taylor Fossil and Living Bryozoa
Link Bryozoa Review
12/08/2004
Jo Crocker Geological Walk Around Uxbridge
Link to Uxbridge walk review
14/07/2004
Dr. David Brook Minerals in Britain
Link to Minerals in Britain Review
09/06/2004
Dr. Debra Croft Geoscience and Crime
Link to Geoscience and Crime Review
12/05/2004
AGM + Mike Cumming Languedoc Revisited
Link to Languedoc Revisited Review
14/04/2004
Dr. Danielle Schrieve The Life and Death of a Woolly Rhino: New Evidence from Whitmoor Haye, Staffordshire.
Link to Wooly Rhino Review
10/03/2004
Prof. John Mather The Geology of Bottled Water
Link to Bottled Water Review
1/02/2004
Graham Marrett Black Holes: At the Edge of Space and Time
Link to Black Holes Review
14/01/2004
Dr. Mark Sutton The Worms that Turned: Reconstructing the Animals of the Herefordshire Lagerstätte
Link to the Worms that turned review
10/12/2003
Dr. Adrian Rundle An Introduction to Microfossils with an Emphasis on Molluscs
Link Microfossils Review

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