45th Ussher Society Annual Conference, Hotel Rembrandt, Weymouth, Dorset

3rd-6th January, 2007

(Details of the previous meeting, held at the Tantons Hotel, Bideford, Devon can be found here)

Download 2nd circular here

Download 1st circular here

Programmes: Thurs 4th January, Friday 5th January

The Conference
The Ussher Society held its 45th Annual Conference at the Hotel Rembrandt, Dorchester Road, Weymouth, Dorset between the 3rd to the 6th of January 2007.

The four day event covered earth and environmental sciences in the South West of England and comprised field trips on Wednesday 3rd and Saturday 6th January and two days of presentations (talks and posters). Local fossil collectors also displayed their recent finds of scientific importance.

The main presentation days were Thursday 4th and Friday 5th of January - many thanks to those who contributed. The Scott Simpson lecture on Thursday morning was given by Prof Richard Fortey, President of the Geological Society of London and the joint half day session with the SW Regional Group of the Geological Society took place on the Friday afternoon, based on the theme of ‘Geo-Tourism’.

The Field Excursions
The field excursion on Wednesday 3rd was to Osmington MIlls to examine the structure and stratigraphy of the area along the Abbotsbury-Ridgeway Fault System and to examine the fine coastal sections in the Oxfordian-Kimmeridgian rocks (led by Prof. John Cope)

On Saturday 6th, the excursion was to the Charmouth Heritage Centre and to Lyme Regis to examine the engineering works (led by Richard Edmonds, Chris Pamplin and others).

Student Bursary
A bursary fund is available to cover or contribute to the cost of full-time students wishing to attend the meeting to present a paper or a poster with the intention of submitting a paper for inclusion in the Society’s journal.

Conference Secretary
Christopher M. Pamplin B.Sc
50 Percy Road, Yeovil
Somerset BA21 5AJ
Tel/fax: 01935 423268
e-mail conference07@ussher.org.uk



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