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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
The Faculty’s seven departments have been recognised for demonstrating research of 3* and 4* world-leading and internationally excellent standard in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
Fri 19 December 2014
Envision brings together a powerful group of UK researchers with 44 industry and NGO partners to provide a new generation of environmental scientists with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to take on the challenges of a changing world.
Wed 17 December 2014
Research into child development is to benefit from two awards worth a total of £1.3m from The Leverhulme Trust.
Story supplied by LU Press Office
Mon 08 December 2014
Students and staff this week witnessed a significant development in the construction of two new super-labs providing teaching space for more than 200 students.
Wed 26 November 2014