Herdman Symposium

The programme for the prestigious Herdman Symposium to be held at Liverpool University on 22nd February is below.

The invited speakers use cutting edge research techniques to probe Earth’s climate. They will take us on a journey through geological time and explain how their latest findings inform on our understanding of climate in the past and what this means for the future of our planet.

9.30 Arrival [Coffee and Soft Drinks Available]
10.00 Welcome by Megan Udy (Herdman Society President), Alice
Glover and Harriet Williams (Herdman Symposium Secretaries) and
Janine Kavanagh (Staff Rep.)
10.05 Professor Bridget Wade (UCL): “What can sea floor
sediments tell us about past ocean productivity and climate?”
10.50 Coffee Break
11.20 Professor Laura Robinson (Bristol): “Using deep sea corals
to understand the last deglaciation”
12.05 Dr Chris Stevenson (Liverpool): “Abrupt climate change in
the Cenozoic: A vision for our future?”
13.00 Lunch
13:45 Dr Katrien Van Landeghem (Bangor): “Using sound waves
to investigate how ice streams retreat”
14.30 Coffee Break
15.00 Professor Mark Maslin (UCL): “The Human Planet: How we caused the Anthropocene”
15.45 Dr Will Hutchison (St Andrews): “Unlocking geological archives to understand volcanic impacts on climate and society”
16.30 Final Remarks & Wine Reception

The event costs £15 and booking needs to be made in advance before 15th February. Link to purchase tickets is below.