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46th Annual Conference at the Tregenna Castle Hotel, St. Ives, Cornwall

3rd-5th January, 2008

(Details of the previous meeting, held at the Hotel Rembrandt, Weymouth, Dorset can be found here)

Download 1st circular here
Download 2nd circular here

Download Final Programme here

Conference booking form available here

Programmes: Thurs 3rd January, Friday 4th January

The Conference

The Ussher Society is pleased to announce its 46th Annual Conference at the Tregenna Castle Hotel, St. Ives, Cornwall. This 3-day conference for earth and environmental scientists working in south-west England and related areas comprises two days of presentations, incorporating a joint session with the South West Regional Group of the Geological Society, and a field excursion.

The presentation days will be Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th of January – oral and/or poster presentations are welcomed in all areas of geology, geomorphology, engineering geology and environmental geology.

The Scott Simpson Lecture will be presented by Dr Richard Scrivener, of the British Geological Survey, on Thursday 3rd January, and is entitled

“From Dines to the 21st Century: Past activity, research and prospects for metal mining in SW England”

A half-day joint session with the South West Regional Group of the Geological Society will take place on the afternoon of Friday 4th January, the session theme will be "Applied Geology of South West England".

Full details available here: Thurs 3rd January, Friday 4th January

Field Excursions

Field excursion(s) will take place on Saturday 5th January. Great company, scenery and geology – a perfect start to the New Year. Potential trips include:

  • Penlee Quarry - geology, extractive industry and afteruse
  • Devonian and Quaternary geology of St Ives Bay
  • Land’s End Granite – geology and mining landscape

Field Excursion details available here

Presentations

Papers in areas related to the two themes outlined above are particularly welcome, but we also look forward to receiving papers covering a wide range of topics related to geoscience in south-¬west England. All presenting authors have the opportunity, and are encouraged, to submit their paper for publication, subject to peer review, in the Society’s journal, “Geoscience in south-¬west England”.

If you wish to make a contribution to the scientific programme, please send details of the paper/poster to the Conference Secretary by 31st October. Expressions of interest should include: Title, Author(s) and an Abstract of no more than 200 words. You may choose to download the abstract submission form, or include the same information in your correspondence.

Late submissions may still be accepted - please contact the Conference Secretary

Accommodation

The Conference Venue is the Tregenna Castle Hotel. It occupies a hill-top location on the southern side of St Ives, approximately 600 m from the railway station, and has panoramic views across St Ives Bay. Full details are available at: www.tregenna-castle.co.uk

We have negotiated special rates, so please mention Ussher Society Conference 2008 when making your booking. The hotel can be contacted on: 01736 795254.

Ussher Society Conference 2008 rates

  • Standard non-seaview room @ £35.00 per person per night on a Bed & Breakfast basis
  • Non-seaview room @ £40.00 per person per night on a Bed & Breakfast basis
  • Seaview room @ £45.00 per person per night on a Bed & Breakfast basis
  • West wing seaview room @ £50.00 per person per night on a Bed & Breakfast basis

Please note that there is no single occupancy supplement.

These are good rates, it’s a great venue, and so demand for rooms is likely to be high. We strongly recommend that you book early to avoid disappointment.

The Tregenna Castle Hotel also offers a range of evening meals in the bar/restaurant; bookings for meals may be made at the same time as your accommodation reservation.

Alternative accommodation can be found via http://www.stives-cornwall.co.uk/

Student Bursary
A bursary fund is available to cover or contribute to the cost of full-time students wishing to attend the meeting to present a paper or a poster with the intention of submitting a paper for inclusion in the Society’s journal. For details, please apply in the first instance to the Conference Secretary.

Conference Secretary
Peter Frost
Camborne School of Mines

University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus
Penryn
Cornwall, TR10 9EZ
Telephone 01326 253748
e-mail conference08@ussher.org.uk


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