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2015: Year of Mud

Year of Mud 2015

Themed years are at the heart of the Society’s Science Strategy, and 2015 was the Year of Mud, with a programme of events celebrating a resurgence of interest in that most common of materials.

Mud represents both an end and a beginning – the end of the cycle of erosion and transport, and the beginning of the generation (through burial and transformation) of new materials of great value to society.

Advances in the science of mudrocks benefit fields ranging from shale gas exploration to slope stability, the search for suitable radioactive waste disposal sites, advances in nanogeoscience and biogeology, understanding of soil quality and flood risk, and ground-breaking engineering projects such as Crossrail.


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Meet the Earth Scientist at Newcastle University

10 - 11 October 2015

Venue: The Life Centre, Times Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 4EP

  • Lecture

Durham Cathedral: Mud Monsters

12 - 16 October 2015

Venue: Durham Cathedral

  • Workshop
  • Social Event
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The Theme for 2017 is The Year of Risk

Throughout the year we will explore the concept of risk in the context of the geosciences.

There are now a number of events linked to the Year of Risk. Take a look at what's coming up and find out more about our 'themed years'.

Contact us

To find out more about the Year of Mud please email Laura Griffiths.


Related Links

Past Meeting Resources


David Manning - Glories of Mud