Ussher Society Annual Conference 2014
The Ussher Society 53rd Annual Conference was held at the Royal Hotel, Weston-super-Mare, 2nd – 5th January, 2014. This 3-day conference for earth and environmental scientists working in South-West England and related areas had two days of presentations plus field excursions. Oral and poster presentations were given on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th of January, and field excursions to the North Somerset Coast and to the Mendips were held on Sunday 5th of January.
The Scott Simpson Lecture was presented by Prof. David Manning (University of Newcastle and President-designate of the Geological Society of London) on the topic of Gifts from Granite – rethinking the value of a geological stalwart on Friday 3rd January.
The Conference Venue was the Royal Hotel at Weston-super-Mare, situated close to the promenade and the sea.