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
A Faculty team representing science, technology, engineering and maths took part in EDF Energy's 'Science Day' on Saturday 21st March at Heysham Power Station.
Wed 25 March 2015
Professor Roger Jones has replaced Professor Peter Ratoff as Head of the Physics Department. Roger gained a PhD studying neutrino interactions at CERN and Fermilab before starting his career at CERN working at the Large Electron-Positron (LEP) Collider.
Tue 24 March 2015
As part of British Science week, 170 students from 14 schools across the region came to Lancaster University on Wednesday 18th March to compete in science, technology, engineering and mathematics challenges.
Mon 23 March 2015
Lancaster University’s new flagship Engineering Building will provide a beacon of excellence for research and recruitment for the UK’s buoyant and significant engineering industry.
Mon 23 March 2015