School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences seminar programme (CANCELLED)

Unfortunately, planned University events (including social gatherings) have been cancelled with immediate effect until 31 May 2020. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

  • Davy Building - Room 701, University of Plymouth

  • Portland Square, Plymouth Lecture Theatre, University of Plymouth

  • Sherwell Centre, Upper Lecture Theatre, University of Plymouth

  • Stonehouse Lecture Theatre, University of Plymouth

  • Robbins Lecture Theatre, University of Plymouth

  • Davy Building, Room 701, University of Plymouth

  • Sherwell Centre, Upper Lecture Theatre, University of Plymouth

  • Davy Building, Room 701, University of Plymouth

  • Robbins Lecture Theatre, University of Plymouth

  • Portland Square, Plymouth Lecture Theatre, University of Plymouth

  • Davy Building, Room 701, University of Plymouth

  • Robbins Lecture Theatre, University of Plymouth

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The seminar series talks are open to staff, researchers, postgraduate and undergraduate students, as well as members of the public. The series includes speakers from across chemistry, earth sciences, geography, human and physical geography and environmental science. Invited speakers from other universities and institutions and from within School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SoGEES) share their latest research and expertise across a broad range of themes and research areas.

No booking is required except where noted.

Wednesday lunch times: 13:00 - 14:00 (Note different date and time for 20 February 2020 and different time for 24 February 2020, 16 March 2020 and 24 April 2020)

  • 29 January 2020 - Chair: Jessie Woodbridge, Spearker: Dr Angela Gallego-Sala (University of Exeter) - 'The fate of peatland carbon under climate change: what we don’t know.'

  • 05 February 2020 - Chair: Uwe Balthasar, Speaker: Dr Stephan Lautenschlager (University of Birmingham) - Palaeontological Association Exceptional Lecture: 'Palaeontology 2.0 - reconstructing lost worlds using digital visualisation and computational analyses.'
     
  • 12 February 2020 - Chair: Aude Gebelin, Speaker: Dr Camille Dusseaux (SoGEES) - 'Topographic reconstructions of the Variscan Belt of Western Europe through the study of fossil hydrothermal systems.'
     
  • 20 February 2020 - Mark Blacksell spring lecture: Professor Katherine Homewood, University College London, ‘Impacts of environmental and conservation policies on land use, livelihoods and wellbeing in Africa’, 17:00-18:00. 
  • 24 February 2020 - Royal Society of Chemistry lecture: Dr John Payne, Angus Fire Safety, ‘The historical and future use of PFAS in fire-fighting foams’, 17:00-18:00.
     
  • 26 February 2020 - Chair: Mark Holton, Speaker: Dr Rich Gorman (University of Exeter) - 'Health, care, and human-animal relations.'
     
  • 04 March 2020 - Chair: Sarah Bolton, Speaker: Dr Tristram Hales (University of Cardiff) - 'The fate of sediment after an earthquake.'

  • 11 March 2020 - Chair: Gina Kallis, Speaker: Dr Lyvinia Rogers Elleschild (School of Law, Criminology and Government, University of Plymouth) - 'Without live music, culture is dead': Documenting music heritage, space and place through a community archive.
     
  • 16 March 2020 - Royal Society of Chemistry lecture: Dr Helen Whelton, University of Bristol 17:00-18:00. 

  • 18 March 2020 - Chair: Uwe Balthasar, Speaker: Professor Ros Rickaby (University of Oxford) - 'The advent and evolution of coccolithophores and the carbon cycle.'

  • 25 March 2020 - Chair: Mark Holton, Speaker: Hoayda Darkal (University of Birmingham) - 'Better to live in the shadow of a man than in the shadow of a wall.' Culture, immigration status and domestic violence.

  • 27 April 2020 - Royal Society of Chemistry lecture: Dr Claudia Bonfio, University of Cambridge 17:00-18:00. 

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