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President's Day 2016

08 June 2016
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AGM, Lecture
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Geological Society Events
The Geological Society, Burlington House
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President’s Day 2016 at Burlington House was held on 8th June and began with the Annual General Meeting.

As in previous years, the recipients of the major medals were invited to give a short talk on their subject, see talks given below.

Talks by Lyell, Murchison and William Smith medallists

Lyell Medal: John Underhill  - Chair of Exploration Geoscience, Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University. 

The need for and increasing role of forensic geosciences and visualisation in accurately characterising the subsurface 

Murchison Medal: Jon Blundy Professorial Research Fellow in Petrology, University of Bristol. 

The mute testimony of volcanic crystals and what we can learn about the build up to eruptions

William Smith Medal: Michael de Freitas  -Distinguished Research Fellow, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College.

A Homage to William Smith: aspects of recent research

Talk by Wollaston medallist

Susan Brantley - Distinguished Professor of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University of Department of Earth Sciences.

Exploring the Critical Zone: Where Rocks Meet life