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Monthly News and Jobs Digest - August 2017

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Welcome to the August Digest from the Press Office of the British Society for Geomorphology. Below you will find the latest New, Jobs and Opportunities sent in by our membership over the last month.

To send us an item for next month’s Digest, please contact us at [email protected] – or share on Twitter using #BSGNews or #BSGJobs

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The 2017 Annual Meeting of the British Society for Geomorphology is rapidly approaching. This year’s meeting will be held in Hull, the UK City of Culture for 2017, 4th to 6th September, 2017. There’s still time to register your place, deadline for accommodation is the 18th August.


BSG at UnEarthed – NERC Science Showcase 2017

In conjunction the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee the BSG outreach committee will be running a ‘Glaciers, water, and sand…you are in command!!’ activity at the NERC UnEarthed event.  The event, to be held at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh in November is open to schools, the general public, NGOs and government stakeholders with an expected 6000 visitors over the 4 days. The team will be running three hands on activities broadly based around the hydrological cycle; an augmented reality sandbox will be used to show surface water processes, a 3D printed model of Ben Nevis with a liberal application of ‘glacial goo’ will show glacial processes and an electron microscope will project thin sections of the different rocks which underlay Arthur’s Seat onto the big screen to look at how the properties of rock control the availability of groundwater. 


Society member from the University of Hull, SeriousGeoGames and the Environment Agency will be running the ‘Science of Floods’ exhibit at the same event, featuring the ever-popular River-in-a-Box mini-flume, and the Virtual Reality games – TideBox and Flash Flood! They will also be seen around Edinburgh performing science busking.

We are keen to hear from any members of the Society if there are planning on exhibiting and/or attending this event.


The Evolution of Flooding and Flood Risk: Past, Present and Future

14-15th September 2017 – The Geological Society, Burlington House, London

This is event held by The Geological Society “aims to bring together both academic researchers and practitioners, will explore how flood risk is not a static entity but an evolving feature of these systems.”

Members of the BSG are eligible for the reduced Associated Society registration


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We have renewed our partnership with the Flood Expo. Dr Chris Skinner, University of Hull and Press Officer for the Society, will presenting on behalf of the BSG and promoting the work of the Society.

“The Flood Expo is the world’s largest exhibition and conference designed to help the most progressive flood professionals and property owners discover the latest innovative products, services and strategies that transform the way flooding is predicted, prevented, and managed”

The Flood Expo takes place at ExCeL London on 27th and 28th September 2017. Tickets are free, and can be ordered from the website.


#BSGJobs and Opportunities sent in by members


Postdoctoral Research Assistant at Queen Mary University of London developing computational models of suspended sediment hydrodynamics

Deadline – 11th August 2017


Research Fellow in Hydraulic Modelling at the University of Leeds

Deadline – 3rd September 2017