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70 Rocks: Celebrating 70 years of Geology at Kingston University

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Time: 2.00pm - 11.30pm
Venue: JG001 , Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
Price: Alumni: £45, students: £25, afternoon talks and tour: free

70 Rocks: Celebrating 70 years of Geology at Kingston University

Booking for this event has now closed. If you would like to attend please email alumni@kingston.ac.uk.

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 a talk from alumnus Dick Selley - The future of English wine is rosé. This will be accompanied by a geology-themed wine tasting followed by dinner. 

We're really looking forward to welcoming you back to Kingston for a fantastic day to remember.

Want to know who else is coming? See the full guest list here.

If you would like to attend just the afternoon session - this will be free of charge. Please email us to confirm your place.

2pm

Arrival

2.15pm

Welcome talk from our 'Master of Ceremonies' Malcolm Brown (BSc Geology, 1976) Chartered Geologist and President of the Geological Society of London.

2.30pm - 3pm

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.

3pm - 3.30pm

Digital Mineralogical Mapping
Alan Butcher (BSc Geology, 1980) will deliver a visual and impactive talk on his area of expertise - digital mapping of petrographic features in rocks.

3.30pm - 4pm

Break and refreshments

4pm - 4.30pm

Oil and gas really can be found in nice places! Examples from California and Greece
Stuart Harker (BSc Geology, 1972) will deliver the Kidd Lecture.

4.30pm - 5pm

The Kingston Mafia
Graham Sutliffe (BSc Geology joint hons, 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?

5pm - 5.30pm

About European Beer
Steve Cribb (BSc Geology, 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 rosé
Dick Selley, (BSc Geology, 1961) will describe the rosé future he sees for English rosé wine. This will be accompanied by a wine-tasting.

7.30pm - late   

Three course dinner and music

For further information about this event:

Contact: Kingston University Alumni Association
Tel: 020 8417 3178
Email: alumni@kingston.ac.uk

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