Supporting the teaching of Earth sciences at all levels
London Conference
EARTH SCIENCE TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION
Registered charity number 1005331
For further information contact:-  Liz Lockwood, Conference Manager Tel - 07597 814170 Email - conference@esta-uk.net  Register your interest to attend the conference by emailing conference@esta-uk.net and you will be notified as soon as the bookings are open!

ESTA’s 51st Conference

Geological Society of London

28th – 30th September 2018

ESTA’s 51st conference will come to town!

The Geological Society of London is looking forward to welcoming you to the 51st ESTA conference. The main theme of the conference will be geology in an urban environment, but we will also focus on supporting new topics and assessment procedures in the Eduqas and OCR A-level specifications. On Friday afternoon there will a guided tour of the GSL to include William Smith’s Map That Changed the World, Urban geology walks with Ruth Siddall of University College, a world expert on Building Stones, (See http://londonpavementgeology.co.uk), and of course sessions with the Eduqas and OCR teams. Professor Nick Rogers, President of the GSL will welcome us before supper and then later on Dr Jackie Skipper of the Geotechnical Consulting Group will give the keynote lecture on Geology and the Crossrail and Thames Tideway Projects. On Saturday morning, there will be a choice of lectures and workshops at Burlington House, home of the GSL. Lecture topics will include: Dr Haydon Bailey’s The Real Value of Microfossils: Financial, Forensic and Fine Art and Huw Richards, Winner of the GSL 2017 Early Career’s Award on exploration geology. Workshops will include: Dr Ruth Richards’ on Teaching Bowen’s Reaction Series,  two sessions by the Paul Denton of the BGS on Building your own Legotm Seismometer – and you get to take it home, Thinking Skills in Geology by our own Professor Chris King, an engineering geology and a microfossil workshop, and an exploration game by Pete Loader and Matt Loader. Professor David Siveter has made time in a very busy schedule to talk about his lagerstatten work and Saturday afternoon must of course feature Chris King’s ever popular “Bring and Share” Session. Exhibitors will also be supporting the event on Saturday Saturday evening sees the Conference Dinner in Caffé Concerto in Whitehall, very close to Trafalgar Square (15 mins walk) and will follow on from the last session of the conference). https://www.caffeconcerto.co.uk/restaurant/whitehall.html  On Sunday, Field Visits will include: The Crystal Palace Dinosaurs, led by Naomi Stevenson of Natural England The geology around the Natural History Museum, led by Di Clements (Author of the GA Guide to the Geology of London), A look down a hole - if there is a suitable one at the time! -  or a trip to Gilbert’s Pit SSSI, Charlton, led by Jackie Skipper Other field visits tbc. ACCOMMODATION AND TRANSPORT Owing to the central London location this year, it has NOT been possible to reserve any accommodation and therefore it is your responsibility to book this yourself.  We are also NOT able to provide any transport during the conference and to/from the field work visits and therefore you will need to use public transport. We are aware that delegates will have some luggage with them, and we are arranging for it to be stored safely at/near a field visit site whenever possible to do so. Geological Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BG https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/ Map Programme-draft (full programme available shortly) – Booking Form (document available shortly) General Information (document available shortly) Accommodation Information (document available shortly) Exhibitor Information (document available shortly) Joining Instructions these will be available 2 weeks before the conference
Supporting the teaching of Earth sciences at all levels
London Conference
EARTH SCIENCE TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION
Registered charity number 1005331
For further information contact:-  Liz Lockwood, Conference Manager Tel - 07597 814170 Email - conference@esta-uk.net  Register your interest to attend the conference by emailing conference@esta-uk.net and you will be notified as soon as the bookings are open!

ESTA’s 51st Conference

Geological Society of London

28th – 30th September 2018

ESTA’s 51st conference will come to town!

The Geological Society of London is looking forward to welcoming you to the 51st ESTA conference. The main theme of the conference will be geology in an urban environment, but we will also focus on supporting new topics and assessment procedures in the Eduqas and OCR A-level specifications. On Friday afternoon there will a guided tour of the GSL to include William Smith’s Map That Changed the World, Urban geology walks with Ruth Siddall of University College, a world expert on Building Stones, (See http://londonpavementgeology.co.uk), and of course sessions with the Eduqas and OCR teams. Professor Nick Rogers, President of the GSL will welcome us before supper and then later on Dr Jackie Skipper of the Geotechnical Consulting Group will give the keynote lecture on Geology and the Crossrail and Thames Tideway Projects. On Saturday morning, there will be a choice of lectures and workshops at Burlington House, home of the GSL. Lecture topics will include: Dr Haydon Bailey’s The Real Value of Microfossils: Financial, Forensic and Fine Art and Huw Richards, Winner of the GSL 2017 Early Career’s Award on exploration geology. Workshops will include: Dr Ruth Richards’ on Teaching Bowen’s Reaction Series,  two sessions by the Paul Denton of the BGS on Building your own Legotm Seismometer – and you get to take it home, Thinking Skills in Geology by our own Professor Chris King, an engineering geology and a microfossil workshop, and an exploration game by Pete Loader and Matt Loader. Professor David Siveter has made time in a very busy schedule to talk about his lagerstatten work and Saturday afternoon must of course feature Chris King’s ever popular “Bring and Share” Session. Exhibitors will also be supporting the event on Saturday Saturday evening sees the Conference Dinner in Caffé Concerto in Whitehall, very close to Trafalgar Square (15 mins walk) and will follow on from the last session of the conference). https://www.caffeconcerto.co.uk/restaurant/whitehall.html  On Sunday, Field Visits will include: The Crystal Palace Dinosaurs, led by Naomi Stevenson of Natural England The geology around the Natural History Museum, led by Di Clements (Author of the GA Guide to the Geology of London), A look down a hole - if there is a suitable one at the time! -  or a trip to Gilbert’s Pit SSSI, Charlton, led by Jackie Skipper Other field visits tbc. ACCOMMODATION AND TRANSPORT Owing to the central London location this year, it has NOT been possible to reserve any accommodation and therefore it is your responsibility to book this yourself.  We are also NOT able to provide any transport during the conference and to/from the field work visits and therefore you will need to use public transport. We are aware that delegates will have some luggage with them, and we are arranging for it to be stored safely at/near a field visit site whenever possible to do so. Geological Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BG https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/ Programme-draft (full programme available shortly) – Booking Form (document available shortly) General Information (document available shortly) Accommodation Information (document available shortly) Exhibitor Information (document available shortly) Joining Instructions these will be available 2 weeks before the conference