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London Lectures 2015

The Geological Society of London hosted the London Lectures throughout 2015. These monthly lectures are held at the Geological Society's Piccadilly apartments in Burlington House.

Many of the lectures were linked to the theme of 2015 - Year of Mud.

Please find details of past lectures below - video's of the lectures are available.



Glories of Mud

Date: 21 January 2015
Speaker: David Manning (GSL President & University of Newcastle)


When Continents Collide: Active Deformation/Sesmic Hazard

Date: 25 February 2015
Speaker: Tim Wright (University of Leeds)

Trilobite, Rock

Cambrian Alum Shales and Their Remarkable Trilobites

Date: 10 March 2015
Speaker: Euan Clarkson, University of Edinburgh

Mountain, landscape, clouds

Earth's Climate Evolution

Date: 15 April 2015
Speaker: Colin Summerhayes, Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge

June15 London Lecture_Fossils and Mud

Fossils and Mud - A Jurassic Adventure

Date: 10 June 2015
Speaker: Neville Hollingworth, University of Birmingham

LL Sept 15 Volcano Colours

Hidden Colours inside Volcanoes

Date: 16 September 2015
Speaker: John Maclennan, University of Cambridge

LL Oct 15

Mud for understanding Earth surface processes and time

Date: 21 October 2015
Speaker: Angela Coe, Open University

Mud Trench

Landscape Dynamics, Erosion and Sedimentation

Date: 18 November 2015
Speaker: Alex Whittaker, Imperial College

Volcanos landscape

Volcanic Activity and the Local Environment

Date: 9 December 2015
Speaker: Hazel Rymer (Open University)

London Lectures 2019


The programme for the 2019 lecture series is available to view. A number of the lectures are linked to the 'Year of Carbon' theme.

All lectures are free to attend and open to anyone, in addition on the day of the event the lecture will be live-streamed.