Trans-Iapetus Workshop 25-26 May 2017

The 2017 Trans-Iapetus Workshop and field trip is focused on the formation and the destruction of the Iapetus Ocean. This meeting broadly follows on from the Highland Workshop series and contributions are welcome from geochronology, geochemistry, palaeontology and palaeomagnetism to geodynamic modeling.  Anything Iapetus related! The meeting will be hosted at the University of Hull and will hopefully be followed by a field trip to see some fabulous geology in Northern Wales, click here for more information.

Registration can be found here.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Ian Dalziel (University of Texas) – “The Classic Wilson Cycle Revisited”
  • John Dewey (University College Oxford) – “Variations in style of the Ordovician Taconic/Grampian arc-continent collision.
  • Graham Leslie (British Geological Survey) – “Neoproterozoic to Palaeozoic assembly, dispersal and assembly of East Avalonian Peri-Gondwana – Anglesey (Ynys Môn), NW Wales, UK”

Confirmed Presentations:

  • Anna Bird (University of Hull) – “First evidence of Renlandian (c. 950 Ma) orogeny in Mainland Scotland: implications for the status of the Moine Supergroup”
  • Dean Bullen (University of Portsmouth) – “Shetland plutons: geochronology, geochemistry and geodynamic in the northern Caledonides”
  • Stephen Crowley (University of Liverpool) – “Recalibrating the Acadian Orogenic Event: evidence from the Manx sector of the Iapetus Convergence Zone”
  • Rosemary Dartnall (University of Birmingham) – “The sedimentology of the Gwna Group melange”
  • Edward Dempsey (University of Durham/ University of Hull) – “Structural evolution of the Orcadian Basin, Caithness.”
  • Patricia Dickerson (University of Texas) – “New geochronological and gechemical data bearing on the opening of the Iapetus along the central-southern margin of Laurentia”
  • Arjan Dijkstra (University of Plymouth) – “A hidden terrane boundary in SW Britain revealed by lamprophyre geochemistry?”
  • Rachael Gosling (University of Hull) – “Basement Cover Relationships of the Central Highland – New approaches to the Grampian Shear Zone”
  • Liam Herringshaw (University of Hull) – “The Explosive Engineers of Iapetus: The Earliest Cambrian Burrowers as Ecosystem Engineers”
  • Stephen Johnston (University of Alberta) – “Speculation on the geometry of the Rheic Suture” 
  • Andrew Miles (University of Leicester) – “Tectonic controls on post-subduction granite genesis and emplacement: the late Caledonian suite of Britain and Ireland”
  • Brian O’Driscoll (University of Manchester) – “Length-scales of mantle chemical heterogeneities in the ~492 Ma Shetland Ophiolite Complex, Scotland”
  • Sergei Pisarevsky (University of Western Australia) – “Paleomagnetism and Ediacaran paleogeography – the Iapetian realm”
  • Rob Strachan (University of Portsmouth) – “Basement-cover relationships and reworked nappe structure of Shetland”
  • Thomas Utley (University of Durham) – “The structural evolution of the Devonian rocks and associated basement in Foula and Shetland: An analogue for the Clair Basin”
  • Steph Walker (Royal Holloway)
  • Nigel Woodcock (University of Cambridge) – “The Trans-Suture granites used to date deformation in the Iapetus-closure and Acadian events”

Conference Conveners:

  • Anna Bird (University of Hull)
  • Rachael Gosling (University of Hull)
  • Rob Strachan (University of Portsmouth)
  • Steph Walker (Royal Holloway)
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Travelling to Trans-Iapetus Workshop

The conference will be in the Cohen Building. See here for a campus map. registration and poster presentations will be held in the Map Room and oral presentations will be head in LT3.

How to get here

Detailed travel instructions to the campus can be found on the University of Hull website.

Hull is about 200 miles north-east from London and 100 miles from Manchester. It is about an hour’s drive from York or Leeds.

Travel by train will take you to Hull Paragon train station in the centre of the city. There are usually taxis waiting right outside the station and it would take about 10-15 minutes to get to the conference venue if traffic is clear and should cost around £5-6.

The following buses will take you from Hull Paragon station to the University campus: 15, 105, 115. The 105 is the most direct, and stops on Cottingham Road immediately opposite the campus. The 15 and the 115 stop on Cranbrook Avenue, on the east side of the campus.

If travelling by air, you could arrive at a number of different airports and then travel by train. The nearest airport is Humberside.

If travelling by sea, ferries are available from Rotterdam and Zeebrugge.

Accommodation in Hull

There are many very affordable accommodation options in Hull.  Here are some examples to suit a range of budgets:

The Holiday Inn Express

Close to the train station

80 Ferensway, Hull HU1 3UF

Tel: 01482 485700

Fax: 01482 485700

Mercure Royal Hotel

Adjacent to the train station

170 Ferensway, Hull HU1 3UF

Tel: (01482) 325087

The Old Grey Mare

Public House immediately opposite the University of Hull campus

193 Cottingham Road, Hull HU5 2EG

Tel: (01482) 448193

Pearson Park Hotel

70-72 Pearson Park, Hull HU5 2TQ

Tel: (01482) 343043

Holiday Inn Hull Marina

Castle Street, Hull, HU1 2BX

Tel: 01482 386342

Fax: 01482 386342

Ibis Hotel

Ferensway, Hull HU1 2NL

Tel: 01482 387500

Fax: 01482 387500