Talk: Iapetus No More – The continental collision that shaped Scotland by Angus Miller
May 19, 2021 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Warwickshire Geological Conservation Group (WGCG)
Talk Outline: Five hundred million years ago, the Iapetus Ocean lay between three continents in the southern hemisphere. The tectonics of the next 100 million years brought different segments of continent together, formed the grain of the land and created the building blocks of much of Scotland’s landscape. This talk will explore the closure of the Iapetus Ocean, the formation of most of the metamorphic and igneous rocks of the Highlands and Southern Uplands, and the complex events that together make the most significant event in Scotland’s geological history.
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Our speaker: Dr Angus Miller
Angus has been leading Geowalks since 1998, including day walks, walking holidays and group excursions exploring Scotland’s geology and its influence on landscape & people. He teaches adult education courses for the Centre for Open Learning at the University of Edinburgh and is the Promotion Coordinator for the Edinburgh Geological Society. He’s also been involved as a volunteer for Lothian and Borders GeoConservation, particularly in public outreach events and leaflets. He was chair of the Scottish Geodiversity Forum from 2011-2020, responsible for publishing and promoting Scotland’s Geodiversity Charter, and is now a trustee of the new Scottish Geology Trust.
This will be a ‘virtual’ talk via Zoom.
Registration details will be placed here on 12 May ’21
More about WGCG
WGCG programmes include talks, currently virtual, field walks and residential field visits. WGCG creates and publishes trail guides and interpretation panels. We survey local geological sites (LGS) and works to conserve some of them. We can provide bursaries via the Holloway Award. We invite you to take a look at the geology, geodiversity, iceage history revealed in the Brandon Wall. We hope you will find great interest in The Geology of Warwickshire provided by the Warwickshire Geological Conservation Group (WGCG) including Meriden Shafts, Stratford Trail Guide, Solihull, Rugby, Guides to Building Stones in many towns, Corley Rocks and The Burton Dassett Hills Country Park. Come and see the Warwickshire’s Jurassic rocks and fossils including ammonites and belemnites.
Although this is a talk on Zoom, we normally meet in the church hall of: St Francis Of Assisi R C Church, 110 Warwick Rd, Kenilworth CV8 1HL
Event URL: https://www.wgcg.co.uk/event/iapetus-no-more-the-continental-collision-that-shaped-scotland-by-angus-miller/