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Events in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Find out more about events, seminars and public lectures in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

CMI Afternoon Seminar: Assume nothing. Benchmarking the numeracy levels of UK social science undergraduates

15:00 - 16:15 16 October 2018

Speaker: Paul Foss, National Numeracy Abstract: Social science undergraduate students typically do not see themselves as requiring data skills. Many new entrants to higher education have very low-level mathematics skills and may have stopped actively engaging with numbers at the age of 16, when last obliged to do so. The National Numeracy c..

Lovell Lecture: Professor Amanda Bamford and Andrew Gray

19:30 - 17 October 2018

Over the past 20 years Manchester Museum at The University of Manchester has been pioneering new ways to help conserve some of the rarest amphibians on the planet. Through establishing captive breeding programmes, student education, innovative public engagement activities, and community collaborations in Costa Rica and Panama, the University o..

Palynology, acritarchs and getting beyond the biostratigraphic range chart in stratigraphy

17:00 - 18:00 18 October 2018

This week's AAGP speaker is Dr Stewart Molyneux from the British Geological Survey. Palynology has contributed much to hydrocarbon exploration and production including, among other things, biostratigraphic dating of sections, interpretation of environments of deposition and assessment of thermal maturity. Biostratigraphic dating relies on t..

High Resolution Modelling of Volcanic and Industrial Atmospheric Plumes

13:00 - 14:00 24 October 2018

Our speaker is Professor Stephen Mobbs from the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS). The National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS), is a NERC research centre distributed across several sites, including universities in Leeds, Manchester, York, Reading, Cambridge and several others. NCAS provides national capability in atmos..

Rivers, faults and landscape change in Western Turkey

13:00 - 14:00 31 October 2018

Our speaker is Dr Sarah Boulton from the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Plymouth. Understanding the landscape response to external drivers such as climate or tectonics remains a key challenge in the Earth Sciences. In this seminar, I shall discuss recent research that we have been undertaking in..

Tracing fluid transfer across subduction zones using iron and zinc stable isotopes

13:00 - 14:00 07 November 2018

Our speaker is Dr Helen Williams from the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge. Subduction zones are the main site of volatile element transfer between the downgoing plate, the overriding mantle wedge and the Earth’s deep interior. The breakdown of serpentine minerals within the downgoing slab and the fluids releas..

The 100th Anniversary of the Occlusion Process in Extratropical Cyclones

13:00 - 14:00 14 November 2018

Our speaker is Professor David Schultz from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Manchester. On 18 November 1919, meteorologist Tor Bergeron was analyzing the weather map for Norway as he always did when he recognized for the first time that the structure of the extratropical cyclone (i.e., low-pressure sys..

The biogeochemistry of glaciers and ice sheets on Earth: lessons for Mars

13:00 - 14:00 21 November 2018

Our speaker is Dr Jon Telling from the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences at Newcastle University. Coffee and tea will be available after the seminar in the first floor foyer of the Williamson Building.

Brilliant bacterial biominerals: From early Earth survival to modern biotech solutions

13:00 - 14:00 05 December 2018

Our speaker is Professor Vernon Phoenix from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. Coffee and tea will be available after the seminar in the first floor foyer of the Williamson Building.

Multi-modal imaging across the length scales at Diamond and Diamond II

13:00 - 14:00 12 December 2018

Our speaker is Dr Paul Quinn, Principal Beamline Scientist at Diamond Light Source. Coffee and tea will be available after the seminar in the first floor foyer of the Williamson Building.

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