School of GeoSciences

The Hutton Club Seminars

Welcome to The Hutton Club, the University of Edinburgh's seminar and discussion series for earth surface processes and physical geography.

Our speakers come from both Edinburgh and further afield. If you would be interested in coming to speak, or would like to meet one of our speakers prior to a talk, please get in touch.

Seminars are usually held on Fridays at 4pm in the Old Library, Institute of Geography, Drummond Street. All are welcome and free refreshments are provided!

We coordinate our seminars with the EEO-AGI seminar series where possible to provide a single seminar most Friday afternoons.

2020/2021 Programme

17 January 2020, Rob and Harriet, Inspire Photography

Making Sense of Here: An Artful Approach to Embracing Multiple Truths in Shared Landscapes

24 January 2020, Dr David Rees Jones, University of St Andrews

Sea ice thermodynamics and brine drainage

31 January 2020, Dr Amanda Owen, University of Glasgow

Fluvial response to extreme warming events

07 February 2020, EEO/Hutton joint event,  Speaker TBC


14 February 2020, Dr Ian Pattison, Heriot Watt University


21 February 2020, Dr Natasha Barlow, University of Leeds

The ups and downs of late Quaternary Sea Level

28 February 2020, Prof. Erin McClymont, Durham University

Lessons learned from warm climates of the past: an ocean view from the Pliocene

06 March 2020, Dr Philippa Ascough, SUERC

Dates and Fates: The use of Radiocarbon as a Tracer as well as Timekeeper in the Earth System

13 March 2020, Dr Eileen Tisdall, University of Stirling

Holocene relative sea level and vegetation changes: implications for human occupation of the north coast of Isla Navarino, Fueguian Archipelago

20 March 2020, Dr Luca Malatesta, GFZ

Long-term deformation at subduction margins and its record by marine terraces

27 March 2020, Dr Louise Slater, University of Oxford

Is landscape stationarity dead? On climate variability and fluvial geomorphology


Please contact Polly Thompson or George Malczyk  if you have a visitor who would like to give a talk during the coming year.