Field Meetings, Workshops and Short Discussion Meetings

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.

Nature and Timing of the Glaciation of the West Grampian Highlands, Scotland

15/09/21 - 19/09/21

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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...

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
  4. Landforms and sediment sequences that lay beyond the eastern margins of the SW Highlands LLR icefield. 
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There are three rates available for registration. Rates for the full duration of the field meeting are £90 for the fully waged and £55 for the unwaged or students. A day rate of £30 per day is also available. These cover the cost of registration and local ravel.  We are basing ourselves in Fort William so there are many different accommodation options available at a range of prices to suit individuals and we ask you to make you own arrangements for accommodation. The daily meeting points for transport will be in the centre of Fort William. An introductory meeting will be held on the evening of 15th September with the four field days scheduled for the 16th to 19th September. An earlier finish is planned for the 19th to facilitate homeward journeys.

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

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