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Latest news from the Geosystems research group.

Kirsty Edgar in live stream event from IODP ship Joides Resolution to Natural History Museum, London

Description
Dr Kirsty Edgar will be featuring in the live stream event "Under the Sea" from onboard the Joides Resolution to the Natural History Museum in London on the 17th Nov. at 15:00-15:30.
Date:
10/11/2017

Professor Tony Hallam, 1933-2017

Professor Tony Hallam, 1933-2017
Description
The School regrets to announce the death on 23 October of Emeritus Professor Tony Hallam, holder of the Lapworth Chair of Geology.
Date:
26/10/2017

Gone to sea! IODP Expedition 369: Part 2

Gone to sea! IODP Expedition 369: Part 2
Description
Update from the Australian Bight. International Ocean Drilling Expedition 369 on which Kirsty Edgar is currently sailing have 'successfully' completed their first site recovering more than 700 m of sediments from beneath the seafloor in the Australian Bight.
Date:
16/10/2017

Gone to sea! IODP Expedition 369: Part 1

Gone to sea! IODP Expedition 369: Part 1
Description
A quest to uncover the links between tectonics and global climate change over the past 160 million years of Earth history.
Date:
09/10/2017

School hosts The Micropalaeontological Society Foraminifera and Nannofossil Group Meeting

School hosts The Micropalaeontological Society Foraminifera and Nannofossil Group Meeting
Description
From 19 to 22 June, the School hosted the annual TMS 'foram & nanno' group meeting - a highly regarded specialist meeting for micropalaeontologists from across Europe and beyond.
Date:
17/07/2017

Discovery of early, 'croc-like' reptile sheds new light on evolution of dinosaurs

Discovery of early, 'croc-like' reptile sheds new light on evolution of dinosaurs
Description
A new species of ancient reptile has been described by scientists at the University of Birmingham, filling a critical gap in the fossil record of dinosaur cousins and suggesting that some features thought to characterise dinosaurs evolved much earlier than previously thought.
Date:
12/04/2017

Fossil footprints give glimpse of how reptiles became dominant on land

Fossil footprints give glimpse of how reptiles became dominant on land
Description
A project led by third-year Palaeobiology and Palaeoenvironments MSci student Luke Meade, has revealed a new glimpse of the world when reptiles began taking over from amphibians as the dominant land animals.
Date:
25/11/2016

Lapworth Museum secures Arts Council England funding

Lapworth Museum secures Arts Council England funding
Description
The Lapworth Museum of Geology has been successful in securing funding from Arts Council England (£58k). The funding will help the museum plan for the long-term use of its building and collections through effective business planning, marketing, and the development of a new revenue generation model.
Date:
02/08/2016

Lecturer vacancies in Earth Sciences

Lecturer vacancies in Earth Sciences
Description
The University of Birmingham is continuing to make strategic investments across its research base in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences. As part of this we are seeking to appoint three new Lecturers or Senior Lecturers in Earth Sciences.
Date:
01/08/2016

President of Nankai University visits Museum

President of Nankai University visits Museum
Description
The Lapworth Museum of Geology was delighted to give Professor Gong Ke, President of Nankai University, and the University of Birmingham China Institute a personal tour of the completely new Lapworth Museum of Geology.
Date:
05/07/2016
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