Our own flagship event, ‘May the force be with us’ is happening on wednesday 5th at 1pm. But it’s not all about us – here’s a list of our geological highlights of the week. Let us know in the comments if we’ve missed any of yours! And if you can’t be there, we’ll be keeping you up to date here, and on our twitter feed.
11.15 – 12.15 The Halstead Lecture: New frontiers in the continuing search for black gold Regent Building, Regent Lecture Theatre, University of Aberdeen
This year’s title might be a bit of a mouthful, but the Halstead Lecture is always a highlight of the programme – featuring early career researchers chosen for their communication skills. Not to be missed!
12.00 – 1.00 Ancient insects in technicolour: squashing bugs to understand fossil colours King’s College Conference Centre, Auditorium, University of Aberdeen
If oil’s not your thing, we couldn’t resist this for its fabulous title – try a mad dash to make it to them both?
3.30 – 5.30 The future of our polar regions: what must we do and how can science help? Fraser Noble building, Lecture theatre 2, University of Aberdeen
10.00 – 12.00 Our fossil fuelled future Regent Building, Regent lecture theatre, University of Aberdeen
The Palaeontological Association on the past, present and future of fossils and fossil fuels
1.00 – 3.00 May the force be with us: what does the Earth’s magnetic field do for us? Meston Building, Lecture theatre 1, University of Aberdeen
The undisputed highlight of the entire week. Obvs.
3.30 – 5.30 Space weather: a new hazard for a modern world Meston Building, Lecture theatre 1, University of Aberdeen
You don’t even have to leave the room, you lucky geology fans you.
11.15 – 12.45 The heat beneath our feet Regent building, Regent lecture theatre, University of Aberdeen
Organised by the British Geological Survey, with a chance to visit a 3D visualisation suite
12.00 – 1.00 The Charles Lyell Award Lecture: What do dwarf elephants have to do with climate change? King’s College Conference Centre, Auditorium, University of Aberdeen
Victoria Herridge from the Natural History Museum answers the question everyone’s been thinking
3.30 – 5.30 The real doomesday 2012: Cataclysmic events and human extinction Meston Building, Lecture theatre 1, University of Aberdeen
Extinction! Earthquakes! Richard Fortey! This can’t not be good
12 – 6 Whisky on the rocks coach pick up is next to the New Library
Saturday is all taken care of courtesy of GSL – we’re whisking (see what we did…?) you away on a fabulous day of geology and whisky, with our blue badge expert geology guide, Steve Cribb.