Posted on 12/09/2013
The Department of Geography was very honoured to host the annual meeting of the British Society of Geomorphology Annual Meeting for 2013. The BSG is one of the key academic organisations in British physical geography. The meeting focused on the theme 'Geomorphic Response to Environmental Change', and drew upon the Department's international reputation for work on long-term environmental change, particularly in the work of the Centre for Quaternary Research (CQR). Highlights of the meeting included Professor James Rose's headline Frost Lecture 'Putting Geomorphology into Quaternary Science', and a heated debate on geomorphology and the idea of the 'Anthropocene', which was webcast, and which will be available online soon.
David Gilbert, Head of the Geography Department at Royal Holloway commented that 'it has been a great privilege for the Department and College to host the BSG this week. It's been inspiring to see the range of work going on in British geomorphology, and I've been struck particularly by the number of younger, early career scientists who were presenting at the meeting. The whole conference has been brilliantly organised by Dr Varyl Thorndycraft in the Department, very ably supported by CQR and our tech and admin teams.'