Forthcoming Events

 

Please click on each event to find out more and to register if you wish to attend.

 

Because of the restrictions consequent upon the pandemic, all lectures this season will be available using Zoom. Help on using Zoom is available by clicking here. A “printer-friendly” copy of the programme of events can be downloaded here.

 

Nature Recovery Network

Mr John Clarkson, Head of Conservation, Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust (This is a change to the orginal programme.) The species with which we share the planet are under pressure and the evidence is suggesting that even in Leicestershire and Rutland there are many which will not have safe ecological space to occupy by 2030/40/50 … Continue reading Nature Recovery Network

Do the Arts Have Any Role in Education?

The F.L. Attenborough Lectureto be given byThe Hon. Michael Attenborough CBE.  D Litt. The inaugural annual F.L. Attenborough Lecture named after Frederick Levi Attenborough (1887-1973) President of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society 1939-1946. The Hon. Michael Attenborough CBE.  D Litt.  Young people are advised by ministers to avoid opting for artistic subjects, as they supposedly limit … Continue reading Do the Arts Have Any Role in Education?

Ethiopia from top to bottom: Using seismology to understand how tectonic plates rise, split, then fall

by Dr Ian Bastow BSc MRes PhDSenior Lecturer in Seismology Imperial College London Joint Lecture with the Geology Section To an Earth Scientist, Ethiopia is a truly remarkable place. Its highest mountain, Ras Dashen, stands 4550m tall; its lowest point, the Danakil Depression, lies some 150km below sea level. From space, the immaculate jigsaw fit … Continue reading Ethiopia from top to bottom: Using seismology to understand how tectonic plates rise, split, then fall