News and events

Latest news and forthcoming events and seminars from the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences.
 

Seminars & Events

British Cave Research Association Cave Science Symposium
Date
25/10/2014 (09:00-17:00)
Description
Venue: Room NG08, The Undercroft, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (GEES). Host: Ian Fairchild.
British Cave Research Association Karst Science Field Meeting
Date
26/10/2014 (09:00-17:00)
Description
Venue: The Dudley Canal Trust Car Park, off the A4123, at Birmingham New Road, Dudley, West Midlands. Host: Graham Worton.
Imagining Caribbean Future Spaces
Date
31/10/2014 (09:00-17:15)
Location:
Room 311 - Geography Building - University of Birmingham
Description
The fourth in a four seminar series, funded by the Institute for Latin American Studies and with the generous support of the University of Birmingham is 'Imagining Caribbean Future Spaces'.

Lapworth Lectures

A programme of free public lectures organised by the Lapworth Museum of Geology

Inferring colours from fossil birds and dinosaurs
Inferring colours from fossil birds and dinosaurs
Date
Monday 3rd November (17:00-18:00)
Location:
Dome Lecture Theatre - 2nd Floor - Aston Webb Building (R4)
Description
Speaker: Dr Jakob Vinther, University of Bristol
Winter Lecture: The Lapworth Museum, Unearthing a Geological Treasure
Winter Lecture: The Lapworth Museum, Unearthing a Geological Treasure
Date
Thursday 6th November (19:30-21:00)
Location:
Winterbourne House and Garden
Description
This talk will provide some historical background to the lapworth, its collections, and explain how the museum redevelopment project aims to provide a unique, greatly enhanced and innovative visitor experience.
Are hotspots really hot?
Are hotspots really hot?
Date
Monday 17th November (17:00-18:00)
Location:
Dome Lecture Theatre - 2nd Floor - Aston Webb Building (R4)
Description
Speaker: Prof. Godfrey Fitton. University of Edinburgh
Why the Oman ophiolite cannot have formed at a mid-ocean ridge
Why the Oman ophiolite cannot have formed at a mid-ocean ridge
Date
Monday 1st December (17:00-18:00)
Location:
Dome Lecture Theatre - 2nd Floor - Aston Webb Building (R4)
Description
Speaker: Prof. Hugh Rollinson. University of Derby
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News

Major £15 million gift to the University of Birmingham enables creation of Forest Research Institute
Description
A new Institute for Forest Research will be established by the University of Birmingham to study the impact of climate and environmental change on woodlands, and the resilience of trees to pests and diseases, thanks to a transformational gift of £15 million.
Date:
13/11/2013
New NERC doctoral training partnership award led by the University of Birmingham
Description
The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has just announced the results of a funding competition for doctoral training to replace its algorithm system and CENTA is one of the successful partnerships with an award valued at £4.9M.
Date:
07/11/2013
New training course: The Practical use of mini- and micro-UAS for the Environmental Sciences
New training course: The Practical use of mini- and micro-UAS for the Environmental Sciences
Description
Rick Thomas and Rob MacKenzie have secured funding from the Natural Environment Research Council to run a training course for PhD students on the practical use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS, sometimes called "drones") for research in the Earth and environmental sciences.
Date:
29/10/2013
The Conversation: Not just weapons of war: drones hold much potential for civilians
The Conversation: Not just weapons of war: drones hold much potential for civilians
Description
Rob MacKenzie, Professor of Atmospheric Science, has written an article for The Conversation titled 'Not just weapons of war: drones hold much potential for civilians'. Robotic aircraft, or drones, are a much-debated military technology. But while this change in military capability challenges our shared senses of threat and protection, robotic aircraft have also been changing the way we do all kinds of other important things.
Date:
22/10/2013
Environmental Health student awarded gold medal for Graduate of the Year 2013
Description
A student who graduated with MSc in Environmental Health with Distinction in October 2012 has been awarded the Gold Medal as Graduate of the Year 2013 by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.
Date:
13/10/2013
Mike Beazley receives award at Parliamentary reception
Mike Beazley receives award at Parliamentary reception
Description
On 4th September Mike Beazley was given an award at a Parliamentary reception in Portcullis House, London, as one of the planning aid pioneers who had been instrumental in establishing planning aid as a key activity of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
Date:
16/09/2013
The Conversation: Fracking earthquakes and flaming water: but not in the UK
The Conversation: Fracking earthquakes and flaming water: but not in the UK
Description
Alan Herbert, Senior Lecturer in Radioactive Waste Disposal and Remediation, has written an article for The Conversation titled Fracking earthquakes and flaming water: but not in the UK'. Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Ed Davey, reignited the row over fracking this week, when he insisted this method of extracting shale gas was no "great evil" and could act as a bridge to a "green future" in the UK so long as it was properly regulated.
Date:
13/09/2013
Global ranking reinforces Birmingham's position as a world-class university
Description
The University of Birmingham has made an impressive 15 place rise to 62nd in this year's QS World University Rankings, cementing its position in the top 100 universities globally and placing it 10th in the UK.
Date:
10/09/2013
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