Geological Pioneers of the Jurassic Coast by Andrew Goudie, Tuesday 6th Feb at the C2000 Hall
by Portland Museum
On Tuesday 6th February at the C2000 Hall in Easton at 3pm, Portland Museum is proud
to host Geological Pioneers of the Jurassic Coast by Andrew Goudie, DSc,
Emeritus Professor of Geography at the University of Oxford and the former Master
of St Cross College, who is a geomorphologist who lives on Portland. He is a
recipient of a Royal Medal from the Royal Geographical Society, the Mungo Park
Medal of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, and the Farouk El-Baz Award of
the Geological Society of America. He is a Fellow of the British Society of
Geomorphologists. He has been Chair of the British Geomorphological Research
Group, President of the Geographical Association, and President of the International
Association of Geomorphologists. He has written extensively on Dorset and has
recently published (with Denys Brunsden) Geological Pioneers of the Jurassic Coast
(Oxford University Press, 2023).
The Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site and one of the most significant
geological and geomorphological sites on earth. Many leading geologists,
palaeontologists and geomorphologists have worked in the area, making the
Jurassic Coast a nexus for the study of earth science. This lecture discusses the
importance of this site and examines the lives and achievements of the individuals
who studied it. Progressing chronologically, the talk tells the stories of researchers
from the seventeenth century to today. These include such groundbreaking figures
as Robert Hooke, Mary Anning, William Buckland, W.J. Arkell, and Marie Stopes.
Tickets to our talks are £5.00 or £3.50 for Friends of Portland Museum.
To book tickets for the museum’s February talks, email Chloe at:
email@example.com or phone 01305 821804.