What’s on : Activities

John and Anne Phillips Lecture

16 Mar 2017
Start time
5:30 PM
Cohen Building, Hull University
Cohen Bldg

Event Information

John and Ann Phillips Lecture, Hull University – Geological Mapping on Mars

Lecture at 6.30pm in the Allam Lecture Theatre Business Studies Department. Reception beforehand at 5pm in the Map Room, Cohen Building

YPS members will recall that, as a side project associated with the Geological Map, YPS has instituted a prize for the best undergraduate geological map dissertation at Hull University. Associated with this, the University established the annual John and Ann Phillips Lecture.

This year’s lecturer will be Professor Sanjeev Gupta (Imperial College London), who will talk about the challenges of carrying out geological mapping on Mars, which should give a fascinating new insight into the subject of geological maps.

YPS members are invited to attend this lecture or to join us earlier in the day in Hull.

There are TWO options for the day:

1. Join us for the lecture as above but you are also invited to a reception before the lecture in the Map Room, Cohen Building at 5pm, where the third year mapping projects will be on display.

The 2017 John and Anne Phillips prize will be presented in the summer by YPS to the student of the most outstanding map, chosen by the external examiner.

2. Join us for a longer day organised by Paul as follows:

By car to Hull for lunch in the Museum Quarter, possible visit to Queen Victoria Square to see The Blade, the art installation (finishing on 18th March).

Then to Hull and East Riding Museum for 3 pm to visit the geological collection. There will be an introductory talk on the collection and its history by the curator.

And an opportunity to tour around. The Bowhead exhibition in the Museum is on show until 19th March.

If you would like to take part in this event, please email Paul Thornley at ypsgeology@nullgmail.com or write to him c/o the Lodge.

(Paul will try to facilitate car-sharing, so please let him know if you need a lift, or could provide one, and whether you plan to spend some time in Hull before the lecture)