Time: 2.00pm - 11.30pm
Venue: Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
Price: Alumni: £45, students: £25, afternoon talks and tour: free
We are delighted to invite Kingston University alumni and students to our anniversary event 70 Rocks – celebrating 70 years of geology at Kingston University. The event will include lectures, a tour of the Department of Geography and Geology, and a fabulous dinner and evening entertainment.
The day will begin at 2.00pm at the Penrhyn Road campus with a welcome from our 'Master of Ceremonies', alumnus and President of the Geological Society of London, Malcolm Brown, followed by a series of five 30-minute topical talks from alumni and academic staff. There will then be a tour of the Department of Geography and Geology with the opportunity to see some of the projects our current students are working on.
The evening will begin at 6.30pm with geology-themed wine tasting, followed by a three-course dinner taking place in the Picton Room at Kingston University.
We're really looking forward to welcoming you back to Kingston for a fantastic day to remember.
If you would like to attend just the afternoon session - this will be free of charge. Please email us to confirm your place.
Welcome from our 'Master of Ceremonies' Malcolm Brown (BSc Geology, 1976) Chartered Geologist and President of the Geological Society of London and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, Dr Lucy Jones
|2.30pm–3.00pm||The Whitten Lecture – Magma emplacement on the earth and planets
Former Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Kingston University, Nick Petford will deliver the Whitten Lecture. Nick, who is known internationally for his expertise in magmatic systems and volcanology, is now Vice-Chancellor of the University of Northampton
|3.00pm–3.30pm||Digital Mineralogical Mapping
Alan Butcher (Geology Bsc, 1980) will deliver a visual and impactive talk on his area of expertise – digital mapping of petrographic features in rocks
|3.30pm–4.00pm||Break and refreshments|
|4.00pm–4.30pm||The Kidd Lecture - Oil and gas really can be found in nice places! Examples from California and Greece
Stuart Harker (Geology BSc, 1972) will deliver the Kidd lecture
|4.30pm–5.00pm||The Kingston Mafia
Graham Sutliffe (Geology BSc joint honours, 1975) recalls the many occasions in his career where's he's been surrounded by former Kingston geology students, a term he refers to as the 'Kingston Mafia'. Graham explores the question – "would North Sea Exploration have been quite the same without the Geology Department at Kingston?"
|5.00pm–5.30pm||About European beer
Steve Cribb (Geology BSc, 1972) will discuss the geology of European beer, with the opportunity to sample a selection of beer from local breweries
|5.30pm– 6.30pm||Tours of the Department of Geography and Geology|
|6.30pm– 7.30pm||The future of English wine is rose
Dick Selley (Geology BSc, 1961) will describe the rosy future he sees for English rose wine. This will be accompanied by a wine-tasting.
|7.30pm–late||Three-course dinner and music|
Booking is essential to attend this event.
For further information about this event:
Contact: Kingston University Alumni Association
Tel: 020 8417 3178
Directions to Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE:
Kingston University Alumni Association
Tel: 020 8417 3178