2022 – Incredible Stories from Deep Time

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2022: Incredible Stories from Deep Time

Exceptional finds from the world of the 'Kimmeridgian' Late Jurassic Era
Date:Wednesday 16th November 2022
Time:18:00-20:10 GMT (Log on from 17:30)
Downloads:Information Sheet and Introduction to The Etches Collection
Synopsis:EMSTA aims to promote interest in Engineering, Maths, Science and Technology. Past Seminars have predominantly been about Engineering subjects, but the 2022 seminar focussed on the Jurassic coast and the evolution of marine fossils that have been discovered there.

To take us on that journey we were fortunate to have Dr Steve Etches MBE whose Etches Collection is considered to be the finest single collection of Late Jurassic age fossils ever assembled in Britain. Many of the species in this extraordinary collection of 2,500 fossils from the Kimmeridge Clay are new to science and are of great palaeontological importance. With his colleague and fellow fossil hunter Richard Edwards, Steve Etches walked us along the Jurassic coast east and west of Kimmeridge Bay and explained what, when and how the fossils came to be so abundant at Kimmeridge and the significance of the many species that they have discovered there.

Professor John Marshall of the National Oceanographic centre of Southampton University talked about the current research and projects that his team are working on with relation to The Etches Collection, to explain the science behind these activities.

The Chair for the event wasNick Meacham, Outreach Manager for the Etches Collection.

An important element of the EMSTA Prestige Seminars is the chaired discussion when the audience can put forward their questions to the speakers and debate some of the issues discussed. For this, Nick Meacham was joined by Ash Hall, also of the Etches Collection, who took on the role of Moderator.

Speakers' Biographies
This evening seminar was the twenty third annual prestige seminar organised by EMSTA CIC as a joint event with the Satcoms Innovation Group and various professional engineering and science Institutions.

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