The Yorkshire Geological Society’s William Smith Map Bicentenary Meeting


On Saturday 31 October the YGS is holding a meeting jointly with the Scarborough Museums Trust/Rotunda Geology Group on: “Superposition and correlation: William Smith’s principles applied to 21st century Yorkshire”.

The meeting is free and open to the public.  It commences at 2 pm in Quad 4 at the University campus on Filey Road; a 30 minute walk or short bus ride from the centre of town.  Car parking is available on the campus.



14.00 Society Business and Announcements
   President of the Society, Dr John Knight
14.05 Introduction
  Pete Rawson
14.10 Back to the future of William Smith’s map – meeting modern needs for geological knowledge
  Andrew Howard
14.45 William “Seismic” Smith. The seismologist that might have been…
  Paul Wood
15.20 Coffee\Tea Break
16.00 Buried valleys, Pleistocene sediments and dating the last ice sheet advance in eastern Britain: new evidence from Flamborough Head
  Rodger Connell
16.35 The Osgodby Formation (Callovian, Middle Jurassic) at Burythorpe Quarry, Malton, North Yorkshire; tidally influenced sedimentation on the northern margin of the Market Weighton High
  John Powell, Peter Rawson, Jon Ford, James Riding and Simon Broad
17.10 End of meeting