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Festival Launch Event: James Hutton, the founder of modern geology

1 September @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The James Hutton Institute and the Scottish Geology Trust are proud to host A conversation on James Hutton: the man and his legacy with Alan McKirdy at the James Hutton Institute, Craigiebucker, Aberdeen on 1st September 2022, 1600 – 1830 hours. Chaired by Clare Bond, University of Aberdeen.

Given the wide-ranging impact that James Hutton’s thinking has had on the world, little is known about this key figure of the Scottish Enlightenment, yet his findings reset the world view on the Earth’s processes and is regarded as the foundation of modern geology and made possible other major theories such as continental drift and the theory of evolution.

Join us at the 2022 Scottish Geology Festival launch event for an exploration into Scotland’s fascinating geological past, present and future with Alan McKirdy as he discusses James Hutton’s work and his legacy of challenging conventional thinking which underpins the work of the James Hutton Institute today.

Alan McKirdy was formerly Head of Knowledge and Information Management at Scottish Natural Heritage. He has written, and contributed to, many books on geology and related subjects.

The James Hutton Institute is a world-leading, multi-site scientific organisation encompassing a distinctive range of integrated strengths in land, crop, waters, environmental and socio-economic science. The Institute has a staff of nearly 500 and 125 PhD students and takes its name from the 18th-century Scottish Enlightenment scientist, James Hutton, widely regarded as the founder of geology and agronomist www.hutton.ac.uk.

The event will be held in-person at The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen AB15 8QH. Organised in partnership between The James Hutton Institute and the Scottish Geology Trust. Please note that this event will be recorded for internal use by The James Hutton Institute only.

Booking required – [£5 tickets, free to SGT members and staff of The James Hutton Institute]

 

Accessible for wheelchair usersSuitable for adults and young peopleLevel of prior knowledge - beginnerLocation - indoorsSubject Area - Climate ChangeSubject Area - Sedimentary Rocks


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Details

Date:
1 September
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen, AB15 8QH United Kingdom
View Venue Website

Organisers

Scottish Geology Trust
The James Hutton Institute

Details

Date:
1 September
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen, AB15 8QH United Kingdom
View Venue Website

Organisers

Scottish Geology Trust
The James Hutton Institute
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