IGA LECTURE Wednesday, 14th September, 2011
DUSTING DOWN THE ARCHIVES: 50 YEARS OF THE IRISH GEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
Speaker: Dr. Patrick Wyse Jackson (TCD)
VENUE: Museum 4, Dept. of Geology, Muesum Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2.
TIME (NOTE NEW TIME): 6.00pm
The Irish Geological Association recently reached a significant milestone in its history. Established in 1959 it began life as an organization that drew together the small geological community largely based in Dublin, and associated with the universities and the Geological Survey. Providing a staple diet of evening lectures and field-excursions, overtime the membership base expanded countrywide, and included students and members of the general public fascinated with geology. Several important initiatives include the production of Irish Rock Sets in the 1970s and the publication in the 1980s of a series of field-guides. The IGA has supported student-research through provision of grants, and in recent years has embarked on field-excursions to exotic locations. This lecture will draw on some of the archival holdings which will be used to illustrate the Society’s history.
Patrick Wyse Jackson is a Senior Lecturer in Geology at Trinity College, Dublin. Among his research interests are questions on the palaeobiology, taxonomy and stratigraphical distribution of bryozoans. He also writes on the history of geology, and is particularly interested in the lives and work of several Irish geoscientists. Patrick served as President of the Irish Geological Association between 1995-1996.