Cancelled: Mar 2020 Talk: “Geological Time and the Anthropocene.” by Ian Fairchild

Event Details

WGCG evening talks: 18 March & 15 April are cancelled

Date: Friday, 13 March 2020, 09:08:25 GMT
Message to WGCG Members & Visitors
The management committee have taken the decision to cancel the March and April evening lectures in order to protect members and visitors against the spread of coronavirus.
At present, it is intended that field outings (which are in less confined space) will go ahead as planned.
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WGCG admin assistant

Sadly, this talk is cancelled

Talk: “Geological Time and the Anthropocene.” by Ian Fairchild

There is little doubt that mankind’s impact on the natural environment has increased dramatically in recent decades but …

… are we now living in a new epoch of geological time: the Anthropocene? Concepts from Earth System Science agree with stratigraphic markers that we went outside the range of conditions of the Holocene in the last 70 years, but does the term Anthropocene belong to geologists anyway?

Ian Fairchild
Emeritus Professor, University of Birmingham and Chair, Herefordshire and Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust

More info on our speaker: Ian Fairchild



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Venue info
Talks are in the Church Hall at St Francis RC Church, 110 Warwick Road, Kenilworth CV8 1HL
Doors open at 7.00 pm for coffee before a 7.30 pm start.
Ample free parking and good and easy accessibility.
Talks are free for WGCG members. Non-member visitors and guests are welcome and pay £2.00 per talk on the door. Free for those in full-time education.

• Visitors welcome and please e-mail [email protected] to say how many are coming. It helps. Thank you.