Events

This section contains details of all the forthcoming lectures and excursions organised by the society, as well as other Scottish events of a geological nature that the society has heard about.

December 2018

Black holes, black magic and interstellar travel: how general relativity could help Santa span the galaxy (lecture)

Black holes, black magic and interstellar travel: how general relativity could help Santa span the galaxy (lecture)

Date: Thursday, 20 December 2018 | 7:30PM
Prof John Brown, Astronomer Royal for Scotland, Astronomy and Astrophysics Group, University of Glasgow

January 2019

A broader view of the Moine Thrust (lecture)

A broader view of the Moine Thrust (lecture)

Date: Thursday, 10 January 2019 | 7:30PM
Dr Jim Morrison (Retiring Presidential Address)

February 2019

The Heath Robinson world of the Triassic (lecture)

The Heath Robinson world of the Triassic (lecture)

Date: Thursday, 14 February 2019 | 7:30PM
Dr Nick Fraser, National Museum of Scotland
Sideways views of Scottish garnets: insights into metamorphic processes (lecture)

Sideways views of Scottish garnets: insights into metamorphic processes (lecture)

Date: Wednesday, 20 February 2019 | 7:30PM
Dr Tim Dempster, University of Glasgow

March 2019

Basin evolution in the Variscan foreland in southern Britain (lecture)

Date: Thursday, 14 March 2019 | 7:30PM
Dr Bernard Besley, Besley Earth Science Ltd

April 2019

Hydrocarbon exploration in volcanic-affected basins (lecture)

Date: Thursday, 11 April 2019 | 7:30PM
Dr Nick Schofield, University of Aberdeen

Islay

Start: Friday, 26 April 2019 | 12:00PM
End: Monday, 29 April 2019 | 12:00PM
1800 Ma gneiss, Precambrian metasediments and fossil stromatolites, the famous Port Askaig Tillite (possible "Snowball Earth"?), low grade metamorphic Dalradian rocks retaining original sedimentary structures, reactivated and reversed extensional faults, substantial mineralisation, 60 Ma igneous intrusions (opening of the Atlantic Ocean) and a large selection of Quaternary Ice Age features.

May 2019

Members' Night

Date: Thursday, 9 May 2019 | 7:30PM
A series of short oral presentations by society members, followed by desktop presentations, nibbles and drinks
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