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QN 148 June 2019 now available online (member login area)

We have another jam-packed edition of QN for June 2019.  QN 148 is now available for download from the Members' Documents area of the website (login required).


This issue features an article about the S'illot region of Mallorca (pictured on the cover), which is a great location for fieldwork teaching. Clare Boston reflects on her Lewis Penny Award. We also have a series of excellent reports about research funded by the QRA, taking us on a tour that covers Wales, Greenland, Yorkshire, Scotland, east Africa, Mexico and Cape Verde, which demonstrates the breadth of research that our members are undertaking. You will also find reports from a range of conferences (with a glacial emphasis, palaeofire, and testate Amobae, as well as the postgraduate 2018 symposium and the 2019 ADM) and the outreach award are also covered in this issue.  

Enjoy issue 148, and apologies that recent website login headaches have delayed the upload of this issue. 

Posted in QN by Abistone on 24/06/2019

QN 147 Feb 2019 now available online (member login area)

Happy New Year (it's still just January) to all QRA members. 

We have a bumper edition of the Quaternary Newsletter for the start of 2019.  QN 147 is now available for download from the Members' Documents area of the website (login required).

In this issue we have an exciting article on the East Mersia Hippo site, which is an impressive piece of undergraduate dissertation research. We also have a comment and reply on the Isles of Scilly ice cover from the previous issue. It is the time of year, following the ADM and AGM that we celebrate our medal winners - James Croll medal goes to Ann Wintle and the Lewis Penny Medal to Clare Boston. Many congratulations to both. We also recognise the contributions of Phil Gibbard as he is awarded an Honorary Membership. The abstract from the award winning QRA undergraduate dissertation is also in this issue. 

The Quaternary Research Fund reports show the varied research that our members are involved in: tephra, dung funghi, geoarchaeology, and deglacial landscapes. Our New Research Workers Awards show research in Patagonia and The Gulf Coast of the USA. 

Finally, we have reports from research meetings (SLACC, IQUA) and the retirement symposium for Phil Gibbard. 

Enjoy issue 147, and again my thanks to Val Siviter for her continued assistance in the final assembly of QN and for organising those copies that are printed and posted. 


Posted in QN by Abistone on 31/01/2019

QN146 October 2018 edition now available

QN 146 is now available for download from the Members' Documents area of the website (login required).

In this issue you will find Quaternary Research Fund and New Research Workers Award reports, which take us on a journey to North Wales, South Africa and then back up to the Italian Alps and further north to northern Norway. We have a piece by Brian John, outlining some field observations on the Isles of Scilly. There is a review of the basal topography map of Greenland, and we also have the write-up from two excellent field courses, supported by the QRA - one in the Yellow River region of China and the second in southeast Iceland. Finally abstracts from two sucessfully defended PhDs (please keep sending these in to the editor). 

Enjoy issue 146, and my thanks to Val Siviter for her continued assistance in the final assembly of QN and for organising those copies that are printed and posted. 

Posted in QN by Abistone on 09/10/2018

QN145 June 2018 edition now available

QN 145 is now available for download from the Members' Documents area of the website (login required).

In this issue you will find the write-up of the excellent Annual Discussion Meeting, hosted by the University of Plymouth at the start of 2018, alongside an overview of the international Palaeochronology-building workshop. The Quaternary Research Fund and New Research Workers Award reports demonstrate a wealth of research being supported by the QRA, taking us, Geographically, from Northumberland to the museums of Florence and Chilhac, with stops in the Isle of Skye, the Falkland Islands, Belize, Nepal, South Africa, western Antarctica and the Seychelles. We also fondly remember the contributions of Martin Aitken, John Sissons and John Catt. 


I hope the skies are as blue with you as they continue to be in Manchester. 


Posted in QN by Abistone on 12/06/2018

QN 144 (Feb 2018) now available

The February 2018 issue of Quaternary Newsletter (no. 144) is both now available for download from the Members' Documents area of the website (login required).


In this issue we report the recipients of the James Croll Award and Lewis Penny Medal and the Honorary Member awarded at the AGM. There is a review of D. Evans 'Till' and the 'Atlas of Submarine Glacial Landforms: Quaternary and Ancient'. We have research reports taking us to twice to Patagonia and once to south west Scotland. There are also excellent field meeting and conference reports from: the Sea Level and Coastal Change QRA Research Group; the QRA-Glacial Landforms Working Group trip; and the Vale of Pickering field meeting. 

I hope all members are enjoying 2018. 





Posted in QN by Abistone on 07/02/2018

October QN (no. 143) now available

The October 2017 issue of Quaternary Newsletter (no. 143) is both now available for download from the Members' Documents area of the website (login required).



In this issue we fondly remember the career of John Hollin and the support to the QRA community from Mary Penny. We have an article exploring tephra in Greeland ice cores and three excellent reports on research funded by the QRF, involving Early Pleistocene cave sediments, palaeo-ice stream corridors in Scotland and the sedimentary architecture of kame sediments from the NW of England.  The reports this issue cover field meetings held in Kent and also the Northern Pennines and meetings discussing speleothems, stable isotopes and the write-up of the Postgraduate Syposium.  Annual Discussion Meeting hosted by Durham in January 2017, the report from the Pollen Centenary Symposium and other group of excellent reports from awardees of the New Researchers Award Scheme and the Quaternary Research Fund. 

I hope that these autumnal days are treating everybody well. 

Posted in QN by Abistone on 10/10/2017

June issue of QN is now available

The June 2017 issue of Quaternary Newsletter (no. 142) is both now available for download from the Members' Documents area of the website (login required).



In this issue we fondly remember the career of Keith Barber, we have the report of the Annual Discussion Meeting hosted by Durham in January 2017, the report from the Pollen Centenary Symposium and other group of excellent reports from awardees of the New Researchers Award Scheme and the Quaternary Research Fund. 

Have a great summer all.



Posted in QN by Abistone on 12/06/2017

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