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TUESDAY 3RD JANUARY

Session 1: History of Ussher Society / Historical Geology

0915

John Mather

Promoting Geoscience in South-West England - 50 years of the Ussher Society

0940

Keynote: Tom Sharpe

 From Sidmouth to the Survey; the early years of Henry De la Beche

1030

Norman Butcher

Geologists in South-West England - what have they been up to ?

1055

Elaine Burt

BGS archive photographs

1115

Morning tea / coffee  (+ poster displays)

Session 2: Mesozoic Geology and basin evolution

1145

Richard Edmonds

Introduction to the World  Heritage Site

1200

Scott Simpson Lecture: John Underhill

Resolving Long-Standing Tectonic Enigmas in the Wessex Basin - New insights from the integration of Field Observations with the Subsurface Database

1300

Lunch  (+ poster displays)

Session 3: Quaternary

1400

Keynote: Tony Brown

Gulls, dates and axes: Recent Quaternary research in SW England

1450

Les James

Summaries of evidence for changing Pleistocene sea-levels and environments in SW England and the Channel Islands

1515

John Renouf

Aspects of coastal cliff and slope modification in the Channel Islands during the past half million years

1540

Afternoon tea / coffee  (+ poster displays)

Session 4: Mesozoic / Cenozoic Geology

1600

Keynote: Malcolm Hart

Developments in Mesozoic stratigraphy and palaeontology during the last fifty years

1650

Laura Basell, Richard Scrivener, Peter Fookes and Tony Brown

Sarsens from Devon and West Somerset: towards an understanding of their origin and implications for regional landscape evolution

1715

Malcolm Hart and Richard Edmonds

Microfossils associated with the Dorset pliosaur

1745

AGM

 

 

 

 


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