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William Smith Meeting

The William Smith Meeting

A Flagship Meeting of the Geological Society, the William Smith Meeting is held annually on any branch of geological science. 

The event runs over two days and incorporates the William Smith Lecture, which is open to all Fellows of the Society.

Previous William Smith Meetings:

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The William Smith Meeting 2018

The 2018 William Smith Meeting considered mineral resources in ultra-deep terrestrial environments, the deep-ocean (>200 m), the polar regions and extra-terrestrial settings. The Meeting provided a platform to discuss the key global drivers for mineral extraction in frontier environments.

William Smith Meetings

The William Smith Meeting 2017

On the 50th anniversary of the advent of the paradigm of plate tectonics, this three day meeting was convened to examine the state of the art and scope out new directions. The conference was closed by the 2017 William Smith lecture, delivered by Dan McKenzie.

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The William Smith Meeting 2016

With the help of scientists from multiple disciplines - geophysicists, sedimentologists, glaciologists, geologists and geographers - this meeting explored glaciated margins as unique archives of past ice mass change and analogues of modern-day glacial depositional environments.

William Smith Meetings

William Smith Meeting 2015 (Part 2) - 200 years of Smith's map: The Future of Geological Mapping

This meeting was the second part of two Geological Society Flagship William Smith Meetings in 2015. The meetings celebrate publication of the first UK geological map 200 years ago. The meeting was convened by the History of Geology Group (HOGG).
William Smith Meetings

The William Smith Meeting 2017

On the 50th anniversary of the advent of the paradigm of plate tectonics, this three day meeting was convened to examine the state of the art and scope out new directions. The conference was closed by the 2017 William Smith lecture, delivered by Dan McKenzie.

William Smith Meetings

William Smith Meeting 2015 (Part 1): 200 years of Smith's map

This meeting was the first part of two Geological Society Flagship William Smith Meetings in 2015. The meetings celebrate publication of the first UK geological map 200 years ago. The meeting was convened by the History of Geology Group (HOGG).
The William Smith Meeting 2014

The William Smith Meeting 2014: The Future of Sequence Stratigraphy

This meeting brought together a diverse range of sedimentary geologists to foster a critical examination of the current state of the sequence stratigraphic model.
William Smith 2013

The William Smith Meeting 2013: The First Century of Isotope Geochronology

A meeting to celebrate the centenary of the two landmark publications which established the field of science known today as ‘Isotope Geochronology’: Frederick Soddy’s research leading to the discovery of isotopes, and Arthur Holmes' vision of developing a Geological time scale.