Lectures

Lectures are open to all and there is no charge for admission. However regular attendees are expected to be members of the society.

Time:
7:45pm for 8:00pm

Venue:
Sorby Room, Wager Building, (formerly Geoscience),
The University of Reading,
Whiteknights, Reading.
Use Car Park 8


2020-06

Monday 1 June 2020

An evening of Sarsens, walk in Whiteknights Park, lecture on Sarsens and drink at Queens Head

Prof Peter Worsley, University of Reading


19.00 Depart from Wager building for a mini ramble (entirely on the flat) to inspect the ‘Whiteknights sarsens’.
20.00 Lecture on ‘Sarsen stones – a geological conundrum re-assessed’.
The talk will review ideas concerning sarsen sedimentology and stratigraphy, redistribution by geomorphological processes in the Quaternary, and later usage by humans through 6 ka. The sarsen stone geology of the Marlborough Downs area will have a particular emphasis.
21.30 Christchurch Green for Queen’s Head drink

Professor Peter Worsley is a past President of Reading Geological Society and Emeritus Professor of Quaternary geology, University of Reading.

Programme 2020

The programme for 2020 as currently proposed is also available as a pdf document.

Other programmes

Previous years programmes and other programme information can be found on the About us page.