Wednesday 7th January 2009

08.30 Registration commences

09.10 – 09.15: Welcome and opening remarks by Chairman Robin Shail

09.15 – 09.40: Separating Myth and Reality - the History and Hydrology of Glastonbury Spa
John Mather

09.40 – 10.05: Foraminifera from the Christian Malford Lägerstatten
Malcolm Hart, Gregory Price, Kevin Page, Christopher Smart, Alex De Jonghe, Philip Wilby & Keith Duff

10.05 – 10.30: The English Riviera Geopark – past, present and future:
Mel Border

10.30 – 11.00: Coffee and posters

11.00 – 12.00 The Scott Simpson Lecture: Structure and geodynamics of the Variscan belt of western and central Europe in the light of geophysical data (gravimetric, magnetic, seismic and palaeomagnetic)
Jean-Bernard Edel

12.00 – 12.25: The Variscan: where we are in SW England
Robin Shail and Brian Leveridge

12.25 – 12.50: A review of the Variscan Orogeny in Europe
Karel Schulmann

12.50 – 14.15 Lunch and posters

14.15 – 14.40: Foraminifera from the Oxford Clay Formation at Redcliff, Weymouth
Malcolm Hart

14.40 – 15.05: The stratigraphy of the Penarth Group (late Triassic) of the Severn Estuary area
Ramues Gallois

15.05 – 15.30: The Glastonbury Geological Survey Sheet - aspects of ongoing research
Steve Booth, Elaine Burt and Keith Ambrose

15.30 – 16.00: Tea and posters

16.00 – 16.25: Bideford Black - some properties of, and speculation on, the origin of seam carbon in the Upper Carboniferous of the Bideford area, North Devon
Chris Cornford and Richard Scrivener

16.25 – 16.50: Hutton’s Unconformity at Siccar Point, Berwickshire, compared to Playfair’s Unconformity near Paignton, Devon
Norman Butcher

17.00 – 18.00: Annual General Meeting

19.30: Conference Dinner


Posters include:

The origin of the Clay-with-Flints – the missing link
Ramues Gallois

Cenozoic geology of the Lizard peninsula, SW England
Peter Ealey

Animal, Vegetable or Mineral? - Fossil moulds from Wembury, S Devon
Elaine Burt and Chris Ruse


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