Keith Palmer Lecture 2019 featuring Dr Steve Etches MBE

Wednesbury, West Midlands
Alumni, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences
Wednesday 15th May 2019 (18:00-20:00)
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Steve Etches

We are pleased to announce the annual Keith Palmer Lecture 2019 taking place on Wednesday 15 May at 6pm.

We are delighted to welcome Dr Steve Etches MBE to talk about Plumbing the Depths of the Kimmeridge Clay. Dr Etches is a plumber, fossil collector and preparator in Kimmeridge, on the Isle of Purbeck. The scientific importance of his stunning collection of fossils from the Late Jurassic period can't be overstated, with many world firsts among them. Join us as we learn about the stories of the finds, their painstaking extraction and preparation, to reveal the secrets of these amazing fossils; how they lived, bred and died in the seas of Kimmeridge, 157 million years ago.

The evening will be hosted by Professor Alice Roberts, Professor of Public Engagement in Science.

This is a family friendly event - children aged 8 and up are welcome to attend.

The Keith Palmer Lecture Series was established to promote the “public understanding of natural science” by a distinguished invited speaker for a not only-University audience. The events featured in the series are widely publicised both within and outside the University community, and are on a relevant topic of public interest with an audience drawn from a wide range of groups across the Midlands. 

Venue: Wodensborough Ormiston Academy, Hydes Road, Wednesbury, West Midlands WS10 0DR

This event is run in partnership with the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain