GEOLOGY IN THE HISTORY OF PROVINCIAL SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

WILLIAMSON BUILDING, UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER,

To be held in Manchester on Friday 9th April.

The registration fee is just £5 and the deadline for returning the registration form is 31st March.

For further information contact Leucha Veneer: leucha

[dot] veneer [at] manchester [dot] ac [dot] uk

PROGRAMME

9.30-10.00 Coffee and registration

10.00-10.30 Short welcome from Alan Bowden followed by

John POLLARD The contributions of Edward Binney FRS FGS, the geologist, to the Manchester scientific scene and societies 1836-1881

10.30-11.00 Geoff TRESISE Liverpool: a tale of two societies 1860-1910

11.00-11.15 Short break

11.15-12.00 Simon KNELL Keynote Address

12.00-13.00 Lunch (own arrangements)

13.00-13.30 Ronald AUSTIN Geology in the history of scientific societies in Swansea, South Wales

13.30-14.00 Noel WORLEY The Yorkshire Geological Society: its history and contribution to geological science

14.00-14.30 Patrick BOYLAN Geology and the Leicester Lit. & Phil., 1835-2010

14.30-14.55 THE WOOLHOPE CLUB’S DVD Picnic in Siluria

14.55-15.30 Hugh TORRENS A forgotten English museological initiative: the Midland counties natural history societies and museums of the 1830s

15.30-16.00 Tea

16.00-16.30 Norman BUTCHER The Devonshire Association – a unique organisation

16.30-17.00 Simon NAYLOR The Royal Geological Society of Cornwall and the mapping of Cornwall’s geology

17.00-17.30 Cynthia BUREK Geology in the Chester Society of Natural History

17.30-18.00 Stephen DONOVAN Lawrence Chubb, Verners Zans and the Jamaica Group of the Geologists’ Association (1955-1959)

18.00 Close