Field Meetings, Workshops and Short Discussion Meetings

Field meetings are focused on recent Quaternary findings and discoveries within the UK and Europe. Meetings usually take place over a 2-4 day period, with accommodation and travel being organised by a Field trip leader on behalf of the QRA. We also organise workshops. These can be 1 or 2 days and can have a flexible format such as a mini-conference, workshop or field day.

Field Meetings, Workshops and Short Discussion Meetings

Field meetings are focused on recent Quaternary findings and discoveries within the UK and Europe. Meetings usually take place over a 2-4 day period, with accommodation and travel being organised by a Field trip leader on behalf of the QRA. We also organise workshops. These can be 1 or 2 days and can have a flexible format such as a mini-conference, workshop or field day.

QRA Postgraduate Symposium

University of Chester (main campus)

26/08/20 - 28/08/20

Further details to be announced

Contact: Dale Tromans - d.tromans@chester.ac.uk

Nature and Timing of the Deglaciation of the SW Scottish Highlands

16/09/20 - 20/09/20

Location: Fort William, Scotland


The sequence and timing of landscape and environmental developments in Scotland during the Last Glacial Interglacial Transition (LGIT; ~16-8 ka BP) have fuelled much interest within the scientific community for over 200 years. The LGIT...

Location: Fort William, Scotland


The sequence and timing of landscape and environmental developments in Scotland during the Last Glacial Interglacial Transition (LGIT; ~16-8 ka BP) have fuelled much interest within the scientific community for over 200 years. The LGIT witnessed the final stages of the deglaciation of the Scottish landscape, but the exact nature and timing of the abrupt climatic changes that characterised this interval, and of the glacier responses they prompted, have proved controversial, especially following the emergence of new data over the last decade. Through this field excursion we aim to revisit key sites that have furnished important data for reconstructing transient ice margins in the SW Scottish Highlands during the Loch Lomond Stadial (LLS), which is roughly coeval with the ‘Younger Dryas’ or GS-1 cold period. Field discussions will focus on current scientific debates concerning the details of local morpho-, litho-, bio- and chronostratigraphic evidence in: 1) the Rannoch Basin, a key ice source area during the Loch Lomond Readvance (LLR);  2) sites close to the western seaboard, which constrain the local limits of the Dimlington Stadial ice sheet and of the LLR ice cap, as well as their relationships to sea-level variations;  3) the proglacial lake systems of Glens Roy and Spean;  and 4) landforms and sediment sequences that lay beyond the eastern margins of the SW Highlands LLR icefield.


An online store for registration and booking will be open in February through the RHUL website. If further information is required, please contact a.palmer@rhul.ac.uk.

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