There was so much to see and do at this year’s first ever Virtual Festival of Geology – you needed a whole weekend to cover it all!
We’ve already highlighted some of the activities you can get involved with in the Discovery Room, where you’ll find Rockwatch, but did you know there were some fantastic walks and talks planned too which you can either do virtually or for real.
Here’s a quick run-down of the talks and the walks that took place. Recordings of all the live events are now available to watch online!
Talks on Saturday 7 November
Lectures with a Q & A with the speaker afterwards – all completely FREE! Catch up with these fascinating talks on the Festival website now!
Above and Beyond: Drones are changing the way we monitor volcanoes
Dr Emma Liu from University College London
The Geology of the Thames Tideway Tunnel
Dr Tim Newman from Tideway, London
UV-B radiation was the terrestrial killer at the Devonian-Carboniferous boundary
Professor John Marshall from University of Southampton
The Day the Dinosaurs Died
Professor Philip Manning from University of Manchester
Break Out Rooms – Saturday 7 November 12.30-2.00
General GA Meeting Room
Hosted by the GA President – Vanessa Banks
Hosted by GA Vice President – Mick Oates
Geoconservation issues, Quaternary Research and Earth Heritage
Hosted by Colin Prosser & David Bridgland
Hosted by GA Student Reps past and present – Tom Phillips & David Pedreros Bastidas
Walks, Tours and Field Trips – Sunday 8 November
Here are some of the planned walks, and you’ll find more exciting virtual field trips and tours on the Festival website when it goes live.Get Guide Walk 1 – Building Stone Walk in Central London – self guided Get Guide Walk 2 – Urban Geology in Walthamstow Forest – self guided