SearleFest

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Venue

Museum Conference:
Oxford University Museum of Natural History,
Parks Road,
Oxford, OX1 3PW

Evening dinner:
Worcester College
Oxford
OX1 2HB

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Date
Fri 1st Jul 2022
Cost
Talks: Free, Dinner: £57.60
Time
All day
Booking required

Chairman:  Tony Watts

9.50 – 10.00.  Welcome, Tony Watts

10.00 – 10.20.  John Dewey (University College, Oxford) – Ordovician ophiolite and oceanic arc obduction and orogeny in Newfoundland and Irish-Scottish Caledonides.

10.20 – 10.40.  Rick Law (Virginia Tech, USA) – Changing tectonic transport directions in the Caledonian orogeny, NW Scotland.

10.40 – 11.00.  John Platt (Univ. Southern California, USA) – Controls on width, strain rate, stress and rheology in lithosphere scale ductile shear zones.

11.00 – 11.30   Coffee break

11.30 – 11.50.  Simon Lamb (Wellington, New Zealand) – The World’s largest strike-slip fault displacement on land?  New Zealand’s Alpine fault.

11.50 – 12.10.  John Cottle (UC, Santa Barbara, USA) – Timescales of deformation, metamorphism and melting in the Everest. Himalaya.

12.10 – 12.30. Mary Hubbard (Montana, USA) – Himalayan Geology in Nepal – an evolution of collaborations.

12.30 – 12.50. Victor Guevara (Amherst College, USA) – Quaternary crustal melting and plate velocity exhumation in Nanga Parbat, Pakistan Himalaya.

12.50 – 1.00. Nick Gardiner (St-Andrews) –

1.00 – 2.00   Lunch

Chairman: Richard Palin

2.00 – 2.20.      Owen Weller (Cambridge) – Tales from Tibet: insights into the thermal evolution of crustal thickening.

2.20 – 2.40.      Mohammed Ali (Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi) – Geology, geophysics, ophiolites and Arabia-Iran collision: my journeys with Mike in UAE and Oman.

2.40 – 3.00.      Tobermory MacKay-Champion (Oxford) – Some new Tales for the Lizard (ophiolite).

3.00 – 3.20.      Laurence Robb (Oxford) – Evolution of Burma and its Mineral Deposits.

3.20 – 3.40.      Chris Morley (PPTE, Bangkok) – Tectonics of Myanmar, and Thailand.

3.40 – 4.10    Tea

Chairman: Mike Searle

4.10 – 4.30.      Tom Lamont (Bristol) – Tales from the Aegean – ophiolites, eclogites, core complexes, and the Aegean Orogeny.

4.30 – 4.50.      Ben Stephenson (Zanskar) – A passion for Zanskar: the Main Central Thrust, Frozen Rivers, Zanskar Ski School, granite cragging, and environmental protection.

4.50 – 5.10.      Tony Rex (SRK, Cardiff) – Early Explorations in the Karakoram, and Garhwal Himalaya: geo-climbing on K2 and new routing on Shivling.

5.10 – 5.30.     Michael Pitts – filming with David Attenborough, and other adventures (Everest, Assynt, Cornwall).

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5.30 – 7.00 – Drinks Reception, Upper Common Room, Dept. Earth Sciences, South Parks Road.

 

7.30 on…  Dinner, Worcester College, Oxford.

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