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.

Joint QRA/GLWG Overseas Field Meeting: Glacial landsystems of SE Iceland - Quaternary applications

Reynivellir near Hali, SE Iceland

31/08/18 - 08/09/18

In 1968 Rob Price took the QFSG, as the QRA was known at that time, to the southeast coast of Iceland to tour the freshly deglaciated terrain of the area in an appreciation of the application of process-form relationships in understanding Quaternary glaciated terrains. The year 2018 marks the...

In 1968 Rob Price took the QFSG, as the QRA was known at that time, to the southeast coast of Iceland to tour the freshly deglaciated terrain of the area in an appreciation of the application of process-form relationships in understanding Quaternary glaciated terrains. The year 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of this ambitious venture as well as the 20th anniversary of the foundation of GLWG. Hence it is fitting that the GLWG19 meeting, normally scheduled for late 2018, takes the QRA back to the Icelandic glacier forelands to appreciate the huge changes that have taken place since the QFSG meeting.

Further details to follow.

Contact: David J A Evans (d.j.a.evans@durham.ac.uk)

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QRA Postgraduate Symposium 2018

22/08/18 - 24/08/18

This year's QRA Postgraduate Symposium will be at the University of Glasgow. Further information can be found here: http://qrapg18glasgow.strikingly.com

Contact: Charlotte Slaymark (qrapg18@gmail.com)

Anglesey April 2019

Bangor University

11/04/19 - 14/04/19

Dr Lynda YORKE

Anglesey has long been the subject of scientific interest, whether for its diverse geology, its extensive Quaternary sections or its human history. Situation at the interface between the Irish Sea and mainland Wales, the Island presents a number of fantastic sites relating to Late Quaternary...

Anglesey has long been the subject of scientific interest, whether for its diverse geology, its extensive Quaternary sections or its human history. Situation at the interface between the Irish Sea and mainland Wales, the Island presents a number of fantastic sites relating to Late Quaternary and Holocene activity.

The QRA last visited the North Wales region in 1990, with a GLWG trip to Anglesey in 2010. Since then Anglesey has been the subject of recent research linked to the BRITICE-CHRONO project, the SEACAMS project, the Heritage Together project and recent mapping of the superficial geology by the British Geological Survey. Combined with Anglesey’s classic glacial and interglacial sites, this new research makes it timely to re-visit the area.

The field excursions would involve the extensive coastal sections at Lleniog, which reveal diamict from the Welsh Ice Cap and the Irish Sea Ice Stream, sequences of sands and gravels, hydrofractures, faulting and glaciotectonics. A visit to the north-west of Anglesey, where it is dominated by subglacial, streamlined, ice-sculpted bedrock and drumlins that relate to the passage of the Irish Sea Ice Steam (ISIS). There are also off-shore morphosedimentary (seabed ridges) records in this area that reflect the continuation of this palaeo-landscape, and will enable discussion of the recent BRITICE work. A visit to an area of the Menai Straits to explore relative sea-level change (SEACAMS) within North Wales during the Holocene. The trip would also involve a visit to the wetlands that dominate the lowlands, across the south of the Island, to explore the distinctive glacially-sculpted (ISIS cut-trough) landscape and environmental history. The final excursion would be to Bryn Celli Ddu, with its chambered tomb and standing stones, to focus on human activity and the recent Visualising the Neolithic (HeritageTogether) project.

The field visit to Anglesey will allow participants to explore and discuss the glacial landscapes and Holocene legacy, together with the anthropogenic and environmental change story. The target audience would be Quaternary scientists with interests in glaciation, archaeology, and environmental change. Currently we have support to run excursions from colleagues at Bangor University, the BGS and Chester University.

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