Open Day | BGS Keyworth | 27 June 2015

NERC 50th Anniversary

The British Geological Survey held an Open Day at its Environmental Science Centre in Keyworth on Saturday 27 June 2015 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

We planned a packed day illustrating the wide scope and applications of our research activities. Read a blog of the day.

There was something for rock lovers of all ages — from newbies to experienced earth scientists. Download the Open Day Poster

What are our open days like? Look at pictures from our 2013 Open Day.

Demonstrations & hands-on science activities

Open Day 2015 flyer

To celebrate NERC's 50th anniversary we had several of our sister institutes joining us, including the British Antarctic Survey, the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, the National Centre for Atmospheric Science, National Oceanography Centre and the National Centre for Earth Observation.

Activities include:

  • explore our giant maps
  • a replica research aircraft cabin
  • fossil displays and 3D fossil printing
  • landslide and mountain building demonstrations
  • make your own earthquake
  • walk like a dinosaur with Plymouth University

Browse the gallery below for more activities.

Speaker programme

We had a programme of five talks in the De la Beche lecture theatre. No booking necessary; room capacity 100.

Time Title Presenter
10.30 – 10.40 Welcome John Ludden
10.40 – 11.10 Fukushima - four years on Julie West
11.30 – 12.00 Muddy molecules! Chris Vane
13.00 – 13.40 Did a catastrophic tsunami wipe out the Minoans? Dave Tappin
14.00 – 14.40 Why it's great to be a geologist in the 21st century Mike Stephenson
15.00 – 15.40 The challenge of working on the ice: British Antarctic Survey's work in Antarctica Athena Dinar

Photobooth pictures

BGS Photobooth

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BGS Open Day activities


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