Seminars and Events in the School


Roxby Lectures

Radar monitoring of coastal change – revealing new behaviours

Date: 2nd May 2019
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Venue: University of Liverpool, Rendall Building, Lecture Theatre 6

Techniques for characterising and understanding the coast have undergone significant advances in the last decade, providing researchers and resource managers with data that reveal new behaviours and trajectories. This lecture explores the use of marine radar and associated technologies for mapping shorelines and capturing data on coastal hydrodynamics, and how these data can be used for both operational and strategic planning for achieving coastal resilience.
This talk is co-sponsored by the RGS Cheshire and North Wales Regional Committee.

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International migration: Busting myths!

Date: 16th May 2019
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Venue: University of Liverpool, Rendall Building, Lecture Theatre 6

Globally, 258 million people lived outside their country of birth in 2017. International migration is a key ingredient of human development and has remained a burning political issue for national governments. This lecture will first provide a summary of the main geographical patterns of international migration before offering empirical evidence to bust common misconceptions about the impact of immigration on host destination countries.
This talk is co-sponsored by the RGS Cheshire and North Wales Regional Committee.

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How river catchments respond to rainfall

Date: 6th June 2019
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Venue: University of Liverpool, Rendall Building, Lecture Theatre 6

Understanding how river catchments respond to rainfall is critical for predicting flooding and understanding the impact of storms on sediment erosion. My talk provides an overview of how we monitor and predict catchment response, and analyses why catchments respond in different ways to storm events. The talk is aimed at a general audience with no previous understanding of hydrology.
This talk is co-sponsored by the RGS Cheshire and North Wales Regional Committee.

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Writing Research Grant Applications

Date: 19th June 2019
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Venue: University of Liverpool, Roxby Building, GIC 6th Floor

The School of Environmental Sciences Research Strategy Group is pleased to announced the annual research workshop event, “Writing Research Grant Applications” one-day workshop convened and led by Andrew Derrington (of Parker Derrington Ltd) on 19th June, 10am until 4pm in the GIC Roxby Building. All staff and postgraduate research colleagues are encouraged to attend. Please see the attached flyer for further information and please bring your enthusiasm and a ‘research grant idea’ that you might be working on no matter how embryonic (oak trees and acorns spring to mind….). 

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New insights to the British Ice Sheet

Date: 20th June 2019
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Venue: University of Liverpool, Rendall Building, Lecture Theatre 6

Over the last six-years, the BRITICE-CHRONO consortium has established the timing and pace of retreat displayed by the last British-Irish Ice Sheet using a systematic dating of glacial sediments and landforms. More than 600 new ages measured by radiocarbon, luminescence and cosmogenic methods have refined understanding of ice retreat for eight key transects aligned down major former ice streams and outlet glaciers often extending from the continental shelf break to onshore. This talk will explore the pace of retreat for the whole ice-sheet, with a more detailed focus on past environments in the northwest of England to provide an understanding of ice sheet dynamics and associated controls for the period 28,000 – 15,000 years ago. 
This talk is co-sponsored by the RGS Cheshire and North Wales Regional Committee.

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Summer Graduation 2019

Date: 15th July 2019
Venue: Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral in the Crypt Hall
Time: 15:00 – 19:00

The Schools Graduation Ceremony will take place on Monday 15th July 2019 at 1pm and the ceremony will be held in the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.
The School will be holding our Graduation Reception after the ceremony on Monday 15th July 2019 at the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral in the Crypt Hall from approx. 3pm onwards. In order to have a successful event for the School we would like you to pop this date and time in your diary.  Further information or a diary invite will sent out over the next few months regarding the Graduation.

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