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September 2020

Highlands Controversy Geotour

September 27, 2020 @ 00:00 - September 30, 2020 @ 00:00
£235.00

The Highlands Controversy tour follows the pioneering geologists of the 19th century in their attempts to unravel the geological history of the northwest highlands.

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October 2020

AGM 2019/20

October 17, 2020 @ 13:00 - 14:30

Annual General Meeting 2019/20 Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the North West Highlands Geopark Ltd will take place at 13:00 on Saturday 17th of October. This will be held virtually by Zoom video conference. Register here. Outline Agenda AGM business Updates from the Team Trustee/Director elections 'Geoconservation on the World Stage' - a talk from Professor Mike Benton, Bristol University. Full agenda and papers to follow shortly Do you live in the North West Highlands…

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Geoconservation on the World Stage

October 17, 2020 @ 14:00 - 15:00

A talk by Professor Mike Benton To follow the North West Highlands Geopark Ltd Annual General Meeting "Geoparks depend on careful assessment and justification of their geological importance at both regional and international scale, and Mike Benton will talk about these themes. The scientific justification has been core to assumptions behind conservation in the UK since 1949, and this allows educationists, but also lawyers, to be clear about why a particular site has to be conserved - a claim can…

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February 2021

On the dawn of the Cambrian explosion of life: The Scottish fossil evidence

February 25 @ 19:30 - 21:00
Zoom Call, Virtual United Kingdom
Free

A talk by Dr Frankie Dunn on the Scottish fossil evidence at the dawn of the Cambrian explosion of life. Dr Frankie Dunn is a palaeontologist and an Early Career Research Fellow at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and Merton College. Frankie’s research focuses on the origin and early evolution of animals and particularly on fossil record of the late Ediacaran Period (approximately 570 – 540 million years ago). The aim of this research is to understand how…

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March 2021

How the mountains of Foinaven and Arkle inspired geological understanding of the Alps and Himalayas

March 11 @ 19:30 - 21:00
Zoom Call, Virtual United Kingdom
Free

A virtual talk by Rob Butler of Aberdeen University. A journey with the nineteenth century pioneer H.M. Cadell, his fieldwork in Sutherland, the tectonic experiments he made and how they continue to inspire ideas of how the World's great mountain ranges are formed...   To register for the talk click on the button below. Talk on the Mountains of Foinaven and Arkle

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Trees, Climate and the Act of Union

March 25 @ 19:30 - 21:00
Zoom Call, Virtual United Kingdom
Free

A virtual talk by Rob Wilson of St Andrews University. Our climate is changing. Over the coming decades, it is likely that Scotland will get warmer, wetter and stormier. But how much has Scotland warmed in recent decades. How does this current warming compare to the last 1000 years and what were the extreme warm and cold periods during that time?  With the instrumental data providing information only for the last 150 years or so, we must rely on proxies…

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April 2021

The Creag nan Uamh Bone Caves : Past Excavations and Present Context

April 7 @ 19:30 - 21:00
Zoom Call, Virtual United Kingdom

A talk by Dr Tim Lawson who researched his PhD (Edinburgh University) on the Quaternary geomorphology of the Assynt area, between 1979-1983. He has published extensively on the glaciation of Assynt and on its caves, including editing three small books. He continued a connection with the area for many years, bringing parties of schoolchildren on annual field trips as a Geography teacher at Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh. Recently retired, Tim hopes to rekindle his association with the North-West just…

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Mapping the Assynt Thrust Structures : Three Centuries of Discovery and Changing Technology

April 22 @ 19:30 - 21:00
Zoom Call, Virtual United Kingdom
Free

A talk by Keith Milne who will explain how he was inspired by the early geologists as he relates his experiences in the Inchnadamph area in 1974 during a University mapping project. The talk will focus on a particular area south of Ben More Assynt where we see inverted Torridonian sandstone caught up in the Thrust movements. Using the latest Earth visualisations, we can add value to the field measurements and interpretation of such complex structures. Keith Milne completed his PhD…

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July 2021

Highlands Controversy Geotour

July 3 @ 00:00 - July 8 @ 00:00
£235.00

The Highlands Controversy tour follows the pioneering geologists of the 19th century in their attempts to unravel the geological history of the northwest highlands.

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Clachtoll Field Day

July 9 @ 10:30 - 16:30
Clachtoll United Kingdom
£9.00

Andy Moffat and Pete Harrison will lead a field day to look at the nature of the Lewisian Torridonian unconformity at Clachtoll. Contact pete@nwhgeopark.com

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