Lectures

Lectures are open to all and there is no charge for admission. However regular attendees are expected to be members of the society.
Note the change from the usual venue/time as shown below

Time:
7:45pm for 8:00pm

Venue:
This will be a Zoom online lecture.


Monday 1 February 2021

Around the Firth of Forth

Geological contrasts and the human story
A Zoom talk. Members will be sent joining details.
Angus Miller, University of Edinburgh


The coastline of the Firth of Forth has a wonderful selection of Carboniferous sedimentary and igneous rocks, and the combination makes an interesting and varied coastline with many connections between rocks and people. Starting at Siccar Point in the south and working our way around to St Andrews, this talk will explore the geological contrasts of the coastline and islands: sedimentary rocks including sandstone and limestone and some interesting trace fossils, and igneous rocks mainly comprising tough sheets of dolerite and volcanic vents.

Angus completed a degree in Geology at the University of Edinburgh in 1991 and a PhD in Earth Sciences at Durham University in 1996. He then worked at the Monteserrat Volcano Observatory as seismologist and Deputy Chief Scientist.
Since 1998 Angus has been proprietor of Geowalks which specialises in guided walks around Edinburgh and walking holidays exploring the geology of Scotland. Angus has also served as Secretary of the Edinburgh Geological Society and Chair of the Scottish Geodiversity Forum, and has been extensively involved in Earth Science education with the University of Edinburgh.



Programme 2021

The programme for 2021 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.