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President's Day 2015

President’s Day at Burlington House on 3 June began with the Annual General Meeting, followed by a buffet lunch with the award winners.

As in previous years, the recipients of the major medals were invited to give a short talk on their subject, and the Awards Ceremony was followed by presentations by the Lyell, Murchison, William Smith and Wollaston medallists.

Talks by Lyell, Murchison and William Smith medallists

Colin Ballantyne (Lyell Medal)

Professor, School of Geography and Geosciences, University of St Andrews

Talk title: Catastrophic landslides in Scotland and Ireland: timing, causes and implications

Geoffrey Wadge (Murchison Medal)

Professorial Research Fellow, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading

Talk title: Volcanoes and Radars

Anthony Doré OBE (William Smith Medal)

Senior Advisor to Exploration Management at Statoil

Talk title: The Arctic, and the dark art of regional geology

James Jackson (Wollaston Medal)

Professor, Head of Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge

Talk title: Probing the continents: how deep structure affects surface geology

Event Details

Date: 3 June 2014

Venue: The Geological Society, Burlington House, London