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London Lecture 2016

The Geological Society of London hosted the London Lectures throughout 2016. These monthly lectures are held at the Geological Society's Piccadilly apartments in Burlington House.

Many of the lectures were linked to the theme of 2016 - Year of Water.

Please find details on past lectures below - videos of the lectures and reading lists are available.



Sugar Harvest

Mineral Solutions to Global Problems

Date: 20 January 2016
Speaker: David Manning (GSL President & University of Newcastle)

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Feeling the Pressure in Sedimentary Basins

Date: 24 February 2016
Speaker: Joe Cartwright (Prof of Earth Sciences, Oxford University)

Erupting Volcano

Deadly Volcanic Flows

Date: 16 March 2016
Speaker: Dr Rebecca Williams (University of Hull)

Dr Rebecca Williams
Dr Rebecca Williams

Water-geyser-iceland

The Water Book

Date: 20 April 2016
Speaker: Alok Jha (ITV News)

Dr Rebecca Williams
Dr Rebecca Williams
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Coal Mining Hydrogeology and the Real Risks of Fracking

Date: 18 May 2016
Speaker: Paul Younger (Uni of Glasgow)

Dr Rebecca Williams
Dr Rebecca Williams
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Groundwater and its Global Significance

Date: 15 June 2016
Speaker: Kevin Hiscock (Uni of East Anglia)

Dr Rebecca Williams
Dr Rebecca Williams
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A Little Goes a Long Way: Ash Clouds and Climate Change

Date: 14 September 2016
Speaker: Siwan Davies (Swansea University)

Dr Rebecca Williams
Dr Rebecca Williams
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Water on Mars

Date: 12 October 2016
Speaker: Matt Balme (The Open University)

Dr Rebecca Williams
Dr Rebecca Williams
Antarctica and Scotia Arc

Climate Change and Antarctica

Date: 9 November 2016
Speaker: Bethan Davies (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Dr Rebecca Williams
Dr Rebecca Williams
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Waking the Giant: how a changing climate triggers earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes

Date: 7 December 2016
Speaker: Bill McGuire (University College London)

Dr Rebecca Williams
Dr Rebecca Williams

London Lectures 2017

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The programme for the 2017 lecture series is available to view.

All lectures are open to anyone and free to attend. Tickets are available via a ballot system.

On the day of the event you will also be able to watch the lecture online as a live webcast.