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British Sedimentological Research Group annual general meeting blog by Leah Nolan

British Sedimentological Research Group annual general meeting blog by Leah Nolan

Posted by lcb14 at Feb 14, 2014 03:20 PM |

The 52nd BSRG (British Sedimentological Research Group) annual general meeting was held at the University of Hull in December 2013. It was the first conference that I have attended so it is fair to say that I was a little apprehensive as I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was also looking forward to seeing people I had met earlier in the year on the postgrad field trip.…

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Have Volcanic Super-Eruptions Impacted on the Course of Human History? By Professor Melanie Leng

Have Volcanic Super-Eruptions Impacted on the Course of Human History? By Professor Melanie Leng

Posted by lcb14 at Feb 12, 2014 02:55 PM |

Professor Melanie Leng describes far field evidence for the Toba super eruption which occurred in Indonesia around 74,000 years ago and the impact on the world...

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The geology of iconic rock climbs: Filming for The One Show

The geology of iconic rock climbs: Filming for The One Show

Posted by lcb14 at Jan 10, 2014 10:10 AM |

On a cold and sunny day in December, Professor Sarah Davies met up with the film crew in the picturesque setting of Dovedale in the Peak District. She was there to take part in one of a series of short films for the BBC’s The One Show about the geology of some well-known UK rock climbs. Here's her blog from the day...

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Using “proxy” data to tell us about past climate change

Using “proxy” data to tell us about past climate change

Posted by lcb14 at Jan 03, 2014 10:45 AM |

One of the highlights of 2013 was publication of our research, in collaboration with the British Antarctic Survey and various UK Universities, on past climates along the Antarctic Peninsula, here Professor Melanie Leng tells us how climate change from 11,000 years ago to the last few decades has affected the Antarctic from proxy data…

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My first trip to visit my Italian supervisor in Milano by PhD student Leah Nolan

My first trip to visit my Italian supervisor in Milano by PhD student Leah Nolan

Posted by lcb14 at Dec 18, 2013 03:10 PM |

Professor Lucia Angiolini is one of my external supervisors and is based in the Department of Palaeontology, University of Milano. Her expertise in brachiopod taxonomy and preservation is an essential part of my research training, last week I went out to visit her for the first time...

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The British Sedimentological Research Group post-graduate field trip November 2013: a blog about Clastics, Carbonate & Structural Evolution (Permo-Triassic and Jurassic) by PhD student Leah Nolan

The British Sedimentological Research Group post-graduate field trip November 2013: a blog about Clastics, Carbonate & Structural Evolution (Permo-Triassic and Jurassic) by PhD student Leah Nolan

Posted by lcb14 at Nov 22, 2013 03:30 PM |

Leah attended this years BSRG’s post-graduate field trip to the Devonshire and Dorset coast, the trip was led by Stephen Hasselbo (University of Exeter) and Tom McKie (Shell). Here Leah tells us all about it!

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Talk at the Rotunda Geology Group

Talk at the Rotunda Geology Group

Posted by lcb14 at Nov 19, 2013 02:50 PM |

This week Sarah Davies gave a talk on the TW:eed project (Tetrapod World: early evolution and diversity) to the Rotunda Geology Group (RGG) in Scarborough. The RGG promotes public interest in the geosciences and is a very active group with a monthly lecture series at Hull University’s Scarborough campus from October to May and field meetings during the summer.

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Another take on the Geol Soc’s “Geology for Global Development” conference by Jess Mason

Another take on the Geol Soc’s “Geology for Global Development” conference by Jess Mason

Posted by lcb14 at Oct 28, 2013 10:35 AM |

Jess went to the Geology for Global Development conference last week and here reports on what she learnt…

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Geology for Global Development conference by 4th year MGeol student Elizabeth Alexander

Geology for Global Development conference by 4th year MGeol student Elizabeth Alexander

Posted by lcb14 at Oct 28, 2013 10:25 AM |

The first Geology for Global Development (GfGD) conference was held last week at the Geological Society in London, here one of our 4th year Geology students (one of 30 from Leicester) tells us all about it…

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Impressions about life on board the Greatship Manisha on IODP Expedition 347 by Dr Annette McGrath

Impressions about life on board the Greatship Manisha on IODP Expedition 347 by Dr Annette McGrath

Posted by lcb14 at Oct 25, 2013 10:55 AM |

Dr Annette McGrath is an IODP Research Associate and works for the Borehole Research Group here at the Geology department. She is currently on board the Greatship Manisha, working as a Petrophysicist for the IODP Expedition 347.

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