Ussher Society Annual Conference 2016
The Ussher Society 55th Annual Conference was held at the Hotel Rembrandt, Weymouth, 2nd – 5th January, 2016. This 3-day conference for earth and environmental scientists working in South-West England and related areas, which was organized by Tony Brown and Andy Fleet, had two days of presentations plus a field excursion. Given the location, there were many contributions on the geology of the Jurassic Coast, but presentations also addressed a wide range of other topics, including foraminiferal studies, Quaternary features and deposits, Cornubian granites and mineralization, and contemporary environments, processes and problems. Just over thirty oral and poster presentations were given on Sunday 3rd and Monday 4th of January, and a field excursion to explore aspects of Jurassic and Quaternary geology in the Portland Bill area, led by Tony Brown and assisted by Alan Holiday and Geoffrey Walton, took place on Tuesday 5th January.
The Scott Simpson Lecture was presented on Sunday 3rd January by Professor Andy Gale (University of Portsmouth) on the topic of Southwest England – its contribution to stratigraphy and palaeontology.
The Conference Venue was the Hotel Rembrandt at Weymouth, located within close proximity of the Weymouth Esplanade.