Previous Lectures available on Zoom for 30 days from broadcast
15 September lecture available soon - ‘Pyrite’ The Ubiquitous Sulphide - Frank Howie.
Upcoming Lectures and Field Trips 2021/2022
20 October – information to follow  
17 November - Recording Earthquakes with a Raspberry Shake - Mark Vanstone. 
15 December - Christmas event, details to follow
19 January - Precariously balanced rocks - Anna Rood.
16 February – Geodiversity: redundant term or influential concept? Prof Murray Gray
19th February (AGM) followed by annual address Mine Wastes: from Canada to Cornwall Professor Karen Hudson-Edwards

More details about all the above lectures and field trip, including zoom links below. 

Wednesday 20 October - information to follow


Wednesday 17 November at 7pm at Truro School if possible

Mark Vanstone, Director of Studies, Truro School:  Recording earthquakes with a Raspberry Shake (provisional title)









Wednesday 19 January 2022 at 7pm on zoom

Anna Rood, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London

Precariously balanced rocks are ancient formations found throughout the world where a slender boulder is balanced in such a way as to be vulnerable to being pushed over by earthquake shaking. These natural balancing acts provide a geological record of seismic shaking of large, rare earthquakes, a record that could drastically improve estimates of future earthquake ground shaking.


Wednesday 16 February 2022 at 7pm on zoom

Geodiversity: redundant term or influential concept? Prof Murray Gray, Queen Mary University of London.  

This lecture will argue that, contrary to a recent paper that claimed that ”geodiversity” is a redundant term since diversity is implicit in the term “geology”, its introduction has in fact led to several new insights, research outcomes and ideas.








Saturday 22 February following AGM - Annual Address

‘Mine Wastes: From Canada to Cornwall’  

Professor Karen Hudson-Edwards, Professor of Sustainable Mining, Camborne School of Mines and Environment and Sustainable Institute, University of Exeter.

An exploration of the geochemistry, mineralogy, impacts and resource potential of mine wastes occurring from Canada to Cornwall, including updates on new projects in Cornwall, including ‘Legacy Wastes in the Coastal Zone’ and ‘Met4Tech: Developing a Circular Economy Centre on Technology Metals’.