EIG Birmingham 2016 - was a resounding success! YOU Weren't able to make it? Watch the video below and find out in the words of the delegates why it was such a great event.
2016 Conference Summary
BIRMINGHAM EIG 6 – 8th Sept 2016.
With an enjoyable nod to geological and academic history EIG 2016 took place on the comfortable Birmingham University campus, one of the original redbrick Universities and home of the Lapworth Museum. Our Chairman was Simon McCurdy. The Ansel Dunham lecture was given by Alan Cobb wherein he addressed the fascinating history of the Aberfan disaster of 1966. A packed programme included 40 other papers with a mix of plenary and parallel sessions taking place in freshly refurbished lecture theatres. Some high quality posters that are an important part of EIGs were also viewed in the refreshment areas. A wonderful conference dinner was held in the Great Hall in the Aston Webb building followed by some dancing(?) to a live swing band. The formal conference was concluded by a private viewing of the world famous Lapworth Museum. A very high attendance of 217 delegates was recorded.
2016 Conference Video Round Up
Simon McCurdy, chairman of EIG 2016, provides a summary the conference which was held at the University of Birmingham. Check out the video!
Recognising the 50th Anniversary of the Aberfan Disaster
At the Birmingham conference the prestigious Ansel Dunham lecture was presented by Dr Alan Cobb of GWP Consultants. The topic was regarding the Aberfan Disaster and was titled "The Aberfan disaster and its continuing relevance 50 years on". The EIG felt it important to recognise the 50th Anniversary of the Aberfan Disaster and its implications to legislation that came out of the act and regulations following the disaster.
A synopsis to Dr Cobb's lecture can be read by following the link below: