This sponsored symposium, usually held in February, has been held annually for more than 30 years and is organised by the Herdman Society: the undergraduate society of the Earth Sciences in the School of Environmental Sciences. It was named after William Herdman (the founder and benefactor for the original Department of Geology at Liverpool University).
In recent years this symposium has become a significant event in the North West England attracting over 250 participants each year. The symposium is pitched at undergraduate level, although our excellent speakers manage to excite interest across all levels including postgraduate students, academic staff, local geological society members, school students and teachers. School students attend free by arrangement.