Tectonic Studies Group meeting held at Durham
(10 January 2011)
The Tectonic Studies Group annual meeting was held over three days here in Durham last week, organized primarily by Richard Walker. This is one of the largest structural geology research conferences held annually in Europe. It was a great success and was notably well attended this year, especially by industry representatives. We also hosted two well-attended workshops organized by Nic De Paola and Jonny Imber.
There were significant successes for Durham during the week:
Adam Pacey won the Dave Johnston Undergraduate Mapping Prize, the first time we have managed to win this award despite being runners up on many occasions. Many congratulations to Adam for an outstanding piece of work.
Ben Franklin was a runner-up in the Best Postgraduate Talk category during the meeting and Rowan Vernon was a runner up in the Best Postgraduate Poster category, the latter being particularly noteworthy as she is an MSc by Research student. Well done to both – and indeed to all the Durham postgraduate presenters who were all uniformly excellent.
See also the separate News item for Steve Smith's success in winning the Ramsay medal.
I would like to thank Richard and all the other organizers for laying on what has clearly been a highly successful meeting for Durham – and structural geology.
Prof Bob Holdsworth,
Head of Department