Geology Bonanza: Short talks programme – Masonic Hall

Saturday 14th October 2017 11:30AM – 11:30AM


11.30    The geological story of Torbay: A 400-million year English Riviera Global Geopark journey. – Nick Powe

12.00    Poetry of the Jurassic Coast:  Sarah talks about her Jurassic Coast residency & reads new poems. – Sarah Acton

12.30    Earthquakes and tsunamis in action:  Can we really shake Sidmouth? How do earthquakes and tsunamis work? – Chris King

1.30      Crumbling cliffs and crashing waves:  The impact of geology on the mainline railway at Teignmouth and Dawlish. – Pat Wilson

2.00     Jurassic Coast: 95 miles of coastline, 3 years of art:  A look at the Jurassic Coast geology and how it’s influenced his recent work. – Colin Bentley

2.30     Rocket Quarry Strombolites:  Petrified trees from the age of the dinosaurs.  – John Ayres

3.00     An introduction to glaciation & Milankovitch Cycles: How is climate affected by Earth’s spin and its orbit around the sun? – Mike Green