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

Success for 'Connected Communities' project bids
Description
Phil Jones has successfully led two bids to the AHRC's Connected Communities scheme.
Date:
10/02/2012
Resilience led planning research in CURS boosted by new awards
Description
The first grant has been awarded by the ESRC and JSPS (Japan Society for the promotions of Science) and will be used for a project entitled Planning Responses to 'Shock' and 'Slow-Burn' Events: the Role of Redundancy in Regional Resilience. The second grant (of 10K) has been awarded through EPSRC for a project entitled Open Source Food Distribution: Delivering Distributed Food Manufacture to Enhance Resilience.
Date:
03/02/2012
Volunteers wanted for air pollution research project
Description
The Environmental Health Sciences FIXAT project team are seeking to recruit adult non-smoking volunteers to take part in a research project studying exposure to air pollution arising from new or recently decorated buildings.
Date:
03/02/2012
MSci Geology student awarded the the national geological mapping prize for 2012
MSci Geology student awarded the the national geological mapping prize for 2012
Description
MSci Geology student Maddy Ralph (pictured right) has been awarded the the national geological mapping prize for 2012. The Dave Johnston Memorial Field Mapping Prize is awarded to the best geological map produced by a student in the UK or Ireland on the basis of their independent research project.
Date:
23/01/2012
Dr Juana Mari Delgado-Saborit has been awarded the 2011 Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award
Description
Dr Juana Mari Delgado-Saborit has been awarded the 2011 Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award. The Award will provide 300,000 USD to develop a research project relevant to the health effects of air pollution.
Date:
23/01/2012
Russell Coope, Honorary Professor of Quaternary Science, dies aged 82
Description
Russell Coope, Honorary Professor of Quaternary Science, and Birmingham staff member (1955-1993), internationally famous for his work on reconstructing climate from fossil beetles, died on 28th November, aged 82.
Date:
06/12/2011
Rob MacKenzie interviewed about the effects of World War Two aviation on climate
Description
Professor Rob MacKenzie was interviewed by The Weather Network TV channel (Canada) about his work on aircraft contrails in World War Two, which has just been published in the International Journal of Climatology.
Date:
15/11/2011
Research being undertaken for Natural England aims to understand the influence of climate and humans on river flow
Description
The BBC Countryfile team have been filming a water tracing experiment undertaken by Professor John Gunn as part of research for Natural England that aims to understand why the upper River Lathkill in Derbyshire dries up, and whether mitigation is possible.
Date:
14/11/2011
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