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Online Talk: Discovering the Moine Thrust – an illustrated lecture

22 September @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Discovering the Moine Thrust – an illustrated lecture by Professor Rob Butler, University of Aberdeen 

The Moine Thrust is an ancient fault zone that runs down NW Scotland – one of the most famous tectonic structures in the World. It has been recognised by UNESCO in their top one hundred global geosites – for its importance in the history of science and for its geological significance. But its discovery back in the 1880s pitted Victorian scientists against each other who challenged each other’s evidence, observations and even basic competence. We can follow the history, see examples of the scientific documents, the maps and notebook sketches, to reconstruct the debates – and how the World’s first detailed mapping of complex geological structure was completed – activities that provide the scientific underpinnings of the NW Highlands Geopark.

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Suitable for adults and young peopleLevel of prior knowledge - beginnerLocation - onlineSubject Area - Volcanoes and Igneous RocksSubject Area - Sedimentary RocksSubject Area - Metamorphic Rocks


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Date:
22 September
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/discovering-the-moine-thrust-an-illustrated-lecture-by-rob-butler-tickets-401480397677

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Online Event

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University of Aberdeen
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Details

Date:
22 September
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/discovering-the-moine-thrust-an-illustrated-lecture-by-rob-butler-tickets-401480397677

Venue

Online Event

Organiser

University of Aberdeen
View Organiser Website
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