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.


2018/2019 Programme

21 September 2018 Professor Claudio Faccenna, Roma Tre University

Topographic fingerprint of mantle dynamics and long-term stability of intercontinental rivers

28 September 2018 Professor Sebastien Castelltort, University of Geneva

Extreme climates in sediment routing systems

05 October 2018 Dr. James Lea, University of Liverpool

Insights into tidewater glacier behaviour from Greenland-wide mapping and ‘novel’ analysis of stability

12 October 2018 Joint EEO-Hutton Club, Dr. Lesley Gibson, University of Edinburgh

Remote sensing of fires in informal settlements

19 October 2018 Professor Hugh Sinclair, University of Edinburgh

River catchments of the Himalaya and their impact on the Ganga Plains

26 October 2018 Professor Bryn Hubbard, University of Aberystwyth

Inside and below a fast-moving tidewater glacier: Store Glacier, Greenland

02 November 2018 Professor Stephen Darby, University of Southampton

Fluvial sediment supply to the Mekong delta – How it’s hanging and why it matters

09 November 2018 Dr. Andy Bray, University of Leeds

Attack of the Rock Eating Fungi

16 November 2018 Dr. Marissa Tremblay, University of Glasgow

The Neogene evolution of topography and rivers along the Indus-Yarlung Suture Zone, southern Tibet, recorded by spatiotemporal patterns in exhumation

23 November 2018 Dr. Heather Buss, University of Bristol

Location, Location, Location! Chemical weathering fronts with depth in the critical zone and implications for solute exports


30 november 2018 Alex Ingle, filmmaker and photographer

From catfish to climate change: a personal journey through science and photography

07 December 2018 Dr. Graeme Buchanan

Remote sensing for conservation





Please contact Emma Graf or Rosie Bisset if you have a visitor who would like to give a talk during the coming autumn or next spring.