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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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Publication of significant new text: Speleothem Science
Publication of significant new text: Speleothem Science
Description
Last month saw the publication of a new text by Ian Fairchild and former Birmingham staff member Andy Baker which concerns cave archives of environmental change.
Date:
18/05/2012
Olympic hopes for final year Geography student and hockey ace
Olympic hopes for final year Geography student and hockey ace
Description
'As a child I always had aspirations to go to the Olympics and represent my sport at the highest level, but not until recently did I realise that I wanted to do this as a full-time occupation for the foreseeable future'. So says Susie Gilbert, final year Geography student and women's Olympic hockey hopeful.
Date:
04/04/2012
Professor Roy Harrison awarded the Royal Meteorological Society's Fitzroy Prize
Description
Professor Roy Harrison has been awarded the Fitzroy Prize of the Royal Meteorological Society for 2011 "for his outstanding work at the intersection of meteorology, atmospheric chemistry and environmental health".
Date:
16/03/2012
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
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