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President's Day 2014

President’s Day at Burlington House on 4 June began with the Annual General Meeting, followed by a buffet lunch with the award winners.

As in previous years, the recipients of the major medals were invited to give a short talk on their subject, and the Awards Ceremony was followed by presentations by the Lyell, Murchison, William Smith and Wollaston medallists.

Talks by Lyell, Murchison and William Smith medallists

Martin Brasier (Lyell Medal)

Professor of Palaeobiology, University of Oxford
Talk Title: In Search of the Earliest Life on Earth

Julian Pearce (Murchison Medal)

Professor Emeritus, School of Earth & Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University
Talk Title: Geochemical Fingerprinting of Rocks and Minerals

Peter Styles (William Smith Medal)

Professor of Applied and Environmental Geophysics, School of Physical and Geographical Sciences, Keele University
Talk Title: A Journey with Maps

Talk by Wollaston medallist

Maureen Raymo

Lamont Research Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Talk Title: The Pliocene Sea Level Paradox

Event Details

Date: 4 June 2014

Venue: The Geological Society, Burlington House, London

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