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Science meets Theatre to talk about Climate

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2014-rapley-climate

ROYAL COURT PRESENTS DAY OF ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE ON 15 NOVEMBER AROUND 2071

2071 is a Royal Court play with Prof Chris Rapley, our climate scientist  who is presenting his position on climate change.  Together with playwright Duncan Macmillian, Chris has created a 70-minute play. He is the co-writer and performer delivering emotion-free, full of sobering facts monologue.

ESA High Level Science Policy Advisory Committee

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Prof Chris Rapley is the Chair of Director General’s High Level Science Policy Advisory Committee at European Space Agency (HISPAC).

Festival of Geology 2014

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Festival of Geology 2014

The annual Festival of Geology will take place on Saturday 1 November at UCL with filed trips on Sunday 2nd November.  For this year we have invited Professor Peter Styles who will talk about 'Shale Gas: What the frack is that all about!?'  Richard Edmonds will follow with the presentation about ‘Fossils and fossil collecting along the Jurassic Coast’.  For the afternoon session we have scheduled two talks one by Professor Iain Stewart - ‘Planet Oil’ and the second one by Dr. Laurance Donnelly - ‘Forensic Geology: The Applications of Geology to Policing and Law Enforcement’.

The Neftex Earth Model Award:

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NETFLIX award 2014

and the first prize goes to ...... Rhys Shea.

We are pleased to announce that Rhys Shea, our 2014 MSci graduate has won First Prize in the 2014 Neftex Earth Model Award for his project entitled ‘Effect of Buoyant Flat-Slab Subduction on Surface Plate Kinematics: The Nazca – South American Case Study​’.

Co-evolution of Life and the Planet Conference 

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Life and Planet

Future perspectives in Earth System Science

4th of November ICE-Breaker at UCL

Marvellous maps

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2014-10-02

A brilliant - and academically important - private collection of maps has been made available to the public.

NERC Grant: The Seismic Cycle

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2014-nerc-earthquake

Tom Mitchell (PI) & Nic Brantut (co-I) have a NERC standard grant of £750,000 for "Earthquake fracture damage and feedbacks in the seismic cycle: a multidisciplinary study”. 

Sustainable Resource Development

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Sustainable Resource Development

The Himalayas hold the promise of enormous opportunities for local communities and the nations to which they belong, but their rich and varied resources are being developed against a backdrop of rapid cultural and environmental change. Geoscience holds the key to understanding these resources, and their effective and responsible development. 

Fresher's Induction Week

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The schedule for the 22nd - 28th Sept 2014 Freshers' Induction Week Programme at UCL Earth Sciences

International Carbon Conference 2014

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Carbon Conference 2014

The International Carbon Conference took place in Reykjavik, Iceland, from 25–29 August 2014, with field trips to Hellisheiði Geothermal Plant and Eyjafjallajökull volcano.

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