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44th Annual Conference, Tantons Hotel, Bideford, Devon

3rd  to 6th  January, 2006

(Details of the previous meeting, held at the Kilbirnie Hotel, Newquay, Cornwall can be found here)

The Ussher Society 44th Annual Conference was held at the Tantons Hotel, Bideford, Devon (3rd-6th January 2006). The 4-day conference, expertly organised by Sally Cornford, comprised field trips and two days of presentations, incorporating a joint session with the South West Regional Group of the Geological Society.

The main presentation days were Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th of January - oral and poster presentations covered many areas of geology, geomorphology, engineering geology and environmental geology, typically relating in some way to South West England. The Scott Simpson lecture was given by Professor Wolfgang Franke on the subject of "The Variscan – The United Plates of Europe" and the joint half-day session with the SW Regional Group of the Geological Society took place on Thursday afternoon based around the theme of "Case histories in Earth investigations".

The schedule for the Bideford 2006 meeting was (please click the date on the left for further details):

Tuesday 3rd January 2006:

10:00: Field Trip - the periglacial Quaternary deposits of Bideford Bay

18:00: Committee meeting at Tantons Hotel, Bideford

18.30-20.00: Registration and Ice-breaker

Wednesday 4th January 2006:

08:30: Registration

09:00: Oral and poster presentations on all aspects of earth and environmental science in SW England including the Scott Simpson lecture by Prof. Wolfgang Franke on "The Variscan - The United Plates of Europe"

18:00: AGM

19:30: Conference meal

Thursday 5th January 2006 (am):

08:30: Registration

09:00: Oral and poster presentations on all aspects of earth and environmental science in SW England

Thursday 5th January 2006 (pm):

14:00: Joint session with the SW Regional Group of the Geological Society on the theme "Case histories in Earth investigations"

Friday 6th January 2006:

09:00: Field Trip - following the Sticklepath Fault from the Oligocene back to the Carboniferous of the Culm Basin

 

Downloads

First Circular (includes conference booking form and contribution to scientific programme form)

Second Circular (includes timetable)

 


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