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Lapworth Lectures

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

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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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
The Conversation: Fixing air pollution is like walking: easy until the ground starts moving
The Conversation: Fixing air pollution is like walking: easy until the ground starts moving
Description
Rob MacKenzie, Professor of Atmospheric Science, has written an article for The Conversation titled 'Fixing air pollution is like walking: easy until the ground starts moving'. There is something of a sensory dissonance in modern cities. Glamorous as they are, the breath of contemporary cities stinks. A recent study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters found that two million premature deaths worldwide are associated with outdoor air pollution. Read the full article on The Conversation website...
Date:
19/07/2013
Smartphone app available on Google Play
Smartphone app available on Google Play
Description
MapLocal, an android smartphone app developed as part of an AHRC project led by Phil Jones has just been made available to download via Google Play. The app allows people to collect information about their neighbourhood in real time while walking around, capturing georeferenced photos, comments and audio clips. It was designed as part of a project looking ways to help communities draw up neighbourhood plans under the provisions of the Localism Act, 2011.
Date:
11/07/2013
First direct measurements of chemical ozone production in India obtained
First direct measurements of chemical ozone production in India obtained
Description
Hao Huang and Bill Bloss recently completed measurements of atmospheric ozone production in India, at TERI University in Delhi, and IISER Mohali in Chandigarh, supported through a Royal Society exchange grant in collaboration with Dr Nandini Kumar (TERI) and Prof Vinayak Sinha (Mohali).
Date:
01/07/2013
Manufacturing areas are lighting up the City
Description
Manufacturing areas in the city of Birmingham, which represent only a small percentage of the city's land area, are contributing significantly to urban lighting, according to research carried out by University of Birmingham environmental scientists published in the journal PLOS ONE today (Monday 6th May 2013).
Date:
14/05/2013
Air Pollution study featured on BBC One's Bang Goes the Theory
Description
Research led by Dr Juana Mari Delgado-Saborit was featured in the BBC programme 'Bang Goes the Theory', in an episode investigating Air Pollution.
Date:
30/04/2013
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