The Chicxulub Impact

The Birmingham and Midland Institute
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences
Wednesday 16th May 2018 (17:30-19:00)
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Sarah Kennedy, Alumni Events Assistant

Impact image courtesy of Barcroft Productions/BBC

The Chicxulub Impact - The End of an Era

Join us at the Birmingham & Midland Institute in Birmingham city centre for the second annual Keith Palmer Lecture series hosted by Professor Alice Roberts, featuring Professor Joanna Morgan from Imperial College London.

Professor Morgan will talk about her research into the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, and discuss findings from the Chicxulub drilling site in the Gulf of Mexico. In 2017 Professor Morgan was featured in a BBC documentary 'The Day the Dinosaurs Died' with Professor Alice Roberts and last year's speaker paleontologist Professor Kenneth Lacovara.

This event has now sold out, to put your name on the waiting list please get in touch with Sarah Kennedy, Alumni Events Assistant.

No specialised knowledge is required, and the event is suitable for family audiences.

This lecture also forms part of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain’s (PESGB) Stoneley Lecture Series, and the speaker is the headliner for PESGB’s GEOLiteracy Festival 2017.

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. 

The Stoneley Lecture Series was established in 2011 with the aim of addressing geological topics of contemporary interest that will inspire public interest.