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Hull Launch of Anne and John Phillips Geology Prize

14 Apr 2016
Start time
12:30 PM
University of Hull
Hull Launch of Anne and John Phillips Geology Prize

Event Information

Includes a tour of the Total Environment Simulator at the Deep

YPS members will be familiar with the achievements of John Phillips, the first Keeper of our museum, who went on to pursue a distinguished career in geology. We have recently learned that his sister Anne, who worked as his assistant, made her own significant contribution to the subject. 

The YPS is sponsoring a “John and Anne Phillips Prize” for the best final year undergraduate geology mapping dissertation at the University of Hull. YPS members have been invited the the launch event for this prize, which is being hosted by the university on Thursday 14 April. YPS members will be able to see the geology department, including impressive pilot facilities for showing the effects of river erosion.

We will see the world class pilot plant- the Total EnvironmeDeep imagent Simulator (TES) – housed at The Deep– . This consists of a large flume tank in which the movement of water is controlled above, below and within sediment beds, generating waves, rainfall and water flows. The TES has state-of-the-art high-resolution monitoring equipment to measure processes, rates of process, and the shapes of evolving landforms. For more information see:- http://www2.hull.ac.uk/science/gees/research/total%20environment%20simulator/facilities.aspx

Transport will be by private car unless the take-up is unexpectedly high, in which case a small coach may  be used. Details and costs are still being finalised, but the revised draft itinerary is

1100 approx Depart by private car from York

1230 arr University of Hull


Tour of Geology Department

1500 dep University of Hull

1530 arr The Deep (Hull)

1700 dep The Deep

Snack meal

1830 arr U of Hull

Launch Event

Inaugural Lecture

2000 dep U of Hull

2130 arr York

If you may be interested, please return the following provisional booking slip to Frances at the Lodge, or email me directly at RLeonardYork@gmail.com . I will then send you more details and a questionnaire. Please include SAE if you are not on email.

Many thanks,

Rod Leonard 5 March 2016


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