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50 Rocks – Kingston Geology Reunion

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Time: 3.00pm - 11.45pm
Venue: Penrhyn Road campus (afternoon session), Holiday Inn Express, Portsmouth Road, Surbiton, KT6 5QQ (evening session)
Price: Alumni: £45, students: £25, afternoon talks and tour: free

50 Rocks – Kingston Geology Reunion

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We are pleased to invite Kingston students – past and present – to our biennial geology reunion. This year's event has an extra special focus as it marks 50 years of Dick Moody's association with Kingston University.

Many of our alumni have been taught, mentored or inspired by Dick over the years and we certainly have him to thank for such a thriving geology alumni group.

The day's events will begin with an afternoon session at the School of Geography, Geology and the Environment with interesting and topical talks from alumni and academic staff, tours of the School and the opportunity to talk with current students and see some of the projects they are working on.

The evening session will take place at the Holiday Inn in Surbiton and will include drinks, dinner, a fabulous wine tasting and one or two other surprises during the evening.

We are really looking forward to welcoming you back to Kingston for a fantastic night to remember. You can also see who has already booked to come here.

Order of events

Afternoon session 3.00 – 6.00pm (Price: free)
3.00pm                 Arrival and refreshments
3.15pm                 Linking volcanism, climate change and petroleum source rocks:
                             lessons from Deep Time – Prof Ian Jarvis
3.45pm                 The State of the Oil Industry - Malcolm Brown
4.15pm                 Break and Geology Alumni AGM
4.30pm                 The Geology of Whisky - Stephen Cribb
5.00pm                 Tours and poster display of student projects
6.00pm                 Depart for the Holiday Inn

Evening session 7.00 – 11.45pm (Price: Alumni £45, students £25)
7.00pm                 Welcome reception
7.30pm                 Geology-themed wine flight
8.15pm                 Dinner
9.15pm                 Speeches
9.45pm                 Disco till close


For those wishing to stay the night in Kingston, we have secured a special rate of £79 per night at the Holiday Inn. The rate is for bed and breakfast for up to two adults per room. Please note that this offer is limited and so we advise booking soon.

How to book accommodation

You can book your accommodation online, or by calling the hotel directly on 020 8786 6565 and quoting the unique reference code KNI.

Booking has now closed.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Kingston University Alumni
Tel: 020 8417 3270


Directions to Penrhyn Road campus (afternoon session), Holiday Inn Express, Portsmouth Road, Surbiton, KT6 5QQ (evening session):