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Sir Tony Robinson: Talk on Volcanoes In London
10 March, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm£5
The Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (PESGB) is delighted to announce that Sir Tony Robinson, star of the BBC’s Black Adder series and presenter of the hugely popular Channel 4 documentary, Time Team will deliver this year’s Stoneley Lecture on the subject of nature’s most dangerous, destructive and yet strangely beautiful events; volcanoes.
As 2015 is 200 years since the ‘super-colossal’ eruption of Mount Tambora in Indonesia; the largest ever recorded by humans, the subject of volcanoes is apt for this, the latest in the Stoneley series of lectures.
Named after the late geologist and Emeritus Professor at Imperial College London; Robert Stoneley, the lectures exist to provide the public with an accessible and enjoyable path into various aspect of geology. Past presenters have included TV personalities Hugh Dennis and Dallas Campbell.
Sir Tony will explore how new island states have been formed and entire communities devastated by the power of volcanoes with the help of two expert and well known volcanologists; Dr. Evgenia Ilyinskaya and Dr. Dougal Jerram.
Dr. Ilyinskaya now works for the British Geological Survey where she draws on her experience of monitoring the recent Eyjafjallajökull, Grímsvötn and Holuhraun eruptions in Iceland to measure how volcanic gases may impact our environment
Alongside Dr. Ilyinskaya will be the One Show’s Dr. Volcano aka Dr. Dougal Jerram. As his name suggests, Dr. Jerram is a volcano enthusiast who has used books, scientific papers, journals and television programmes to introduce as many people as possible to these explosive events.
The lecture promises to be an extremely enjoyable and informative event and is open to everyone.
To see on the UK’s best loved personalities and to purchase tickets please visit: http://pesgb.org.uk/events/event-216/