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.

25th QRA Postgraduate Symposium 2020

University of Chester (main campus)

26/08/20 - 28/08/20

The 25th QRA Postgraduate Symposium will be hosted in a virtual environment for the first time from the University of Chester on the 26th-28th August. This event will be held via a mixture of online platforms to offer a flexible and comfortable space to interact and meet fellow postgraduate...

The 25th QRA Postgraduate Symposium will be hosted in a virtual environment for the first time from the University of Chester on the 26th-28th August. This event will be held via a mixture of online platforms to offer a flexible and comfortable space to interact and meet fellow postgraduate researchers and discuss all things Quaternary. We cordially invite all postgraduate students to submit abstracts for this event using the attached file: http://www.qra.org.uk/media/uploads/5ee0b5d205a0e-qrapg20_presentationtemplate.docx

For abstract submissions and any queries please email Dale Tromans, d.tromans@chester.ac.uk

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Nature and Timing of the Deglaciation of the SW Scottish Highlands

01/09/21 - 01/09/21

MEETING POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 2021 DUE TO COVID-19

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...

MEETING POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 2021 DUE TO COVID-19

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. 


There are three rates available for registration (2020 prices - may rise in 2021). £80 for the fully waged and £55 for unwaged or students with both rates of which are for the duration of the field trip. A day rate of £30 is also available. This covers the cost of registration and travel.  We are basing ourselves in Fort William so there are a many different accommodation options available at a range of prices to suit individuals and we ask you to make your own arrangements for accommodation. The daily meeting points for transport will be in the centre of Fort William. There will be an evening meeting, followed by three full and one short field days to enable return journeys to be made.  


  If further information is required, please contact a.palmer@rhul.ac.uk.


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