New Joint Seminar Series
The Lancaster Environment Centre is joining together with the Royal Geographical Society NW Region to put on a joint seminar series to be held in the Biology Lecture Theatre, Dept of Environmental Science, Lancaster University.
These talks are free to everyone: members of LEC, RGS, the University and the general public. Free tickets can be reserved in advance by contacting Tracy Quilliam (email: email@example.com tel 01524 593891) or turn up on the day, subject to availability.
The talk schedule for academic year 2008-2009 is given below.
Tues 25th November, 7.30 pm, Biol LT
Dr Sanjeev Gupta (Imperial College London).
"Catastrophic megaflooding: how Britain became an island"
Using sonar mapping, Dr. Sanjeev Gupta and team have discovered a huge valley carved into the floor of the English channel, caused by megaflooding. This event resulted in the separation of England from France, changing the course of British history.
Friday 6th February, 7.30pm, Biol LT
Prof Mike Searle (Oxford University).
"The formation of the Himalaya-Karakoram mountain belt".
The Himalaya formed 50 million years ago when the two continents of India and Asia, once separated by a large ocean, collided. Geologist and mountaineer Prof Mike Searle provides a superbly illustrated talk explaining the evolution of this spectacular mountain range.
Date: To be confirmed.
Prof Alasdair Skelton (Stockholm University).
"Reconstruction of the Boxing Day tsunami (2004), Khao Lak, Thailand"
Working together with survivors of the Boxing Day tsunami, and with the help of tourist photos and video footage, Prof. Alasdair Skelton has reconstructed the minutes which transformed the tranquility of Khao Lak, Thailand to a scene of total devastation.
Wed 10 September 2008
Lancaster University and resident company The REACH Centre have been recognised for their outstanding track-record of working together at a prestigious award ceremony.
Story supplied by LU Press Office
Wed 12 November 2014
On 24th October, forty teachers from across the South Lakes area visited the Faculty of Science and Technology, as part of a partnership between Lancaster University, Research Council UK, and the South Lakes Federation.
Thu 06 November 2014
Peter Hodgson, who has just successfully defended his PhD, has now rounded off the achievement with the award of an EPSRC Doctoral Prize by the Faculty of Science and Technology.
Thu 30 October 2014
Lancaster University has played a lead role in the inaugural meeting of a new engineering network for all types of engineers working on particle accelerators in the UK.
Fri 17 October 2014