History of Geology Group Open Meeting

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Date / time
Date(s) - 9 May
9:30 am - 4:45 pm

Location
Geological Society Rooms, Burlington House

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9:30-9:50 Registration

9:50-10:00 Welcome, Housekeeping and Session 1 – Chair : Tom Sharpe

  • 10:00-10:25 Duncan Hawley – Rudler of Aberysytwyth and the 1853 geological map of Ireland
  • 10:25-10:50 Leucha Veneer – Specimens and Speculations: William Daniel Conybeare’s ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs
  • 10:50-11:15 Mike Howgate – Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, James Tennant and the commercialisation of Dinosaurs

11:15-11:45 Coffee

11:45 Session 2 – Chair : Chris Duffin

  • 11:45-12:10 Derek Morris – Joseph Banks and Geology on Cook’s First Voyage
  • 12:10-12:35 Tom Sharpe – The scientist most to be pitied: geology on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-17
  • 12:35-13:00 Phil Stone – The geological legacy of the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition, 1902-1904

13:00-13:45 Lunch (provided)

13:45 Session 3 – Chair : John Henry

  • 13:45-14:10 Consuelo Sendino – Sloane : The British Legacy
  • 14:10-14:35 Chris Duffin – Glossopetrae

14:35-15:05 Coffee

15:05 Session 4 – Chair : Tom Sharpe

  • 15:05-15:30 Brian Roy Rosen – The man who ‘knew so much’: an iconography of Arthur Holmes’ prescient representation of the Himalaya-Tibet orogeny in successive editions of his ‘Physical Geology’.
  • 15:30-15:55 Richard Howarth – The enigmatic Robert J. Adcock and the Figure of the Earth
  • 15:55-16:20 John Smallwood – Early field measurements of Earth’s mean density

16:20 Closing remarks

The fee for members of HOGG, GA and GSL is £40.00. The fee for non-members is £50.00.