De La Beche

Category: Departmental

One of the oldest and most active departmental societies at Imperial, promoting 'social academia' and arousing your curiosity about all things geological since 1914.
The De La Beche offers an insight into this fascinating subject in a relaxed setting. All undergrads, postgrads and lecturers are welcome. Fieldtrips: Fieldtrips are the best and most hotly anticipated events organised by the DLB. We load up a mini-bus with students, and one top-notch lecturer, and head off to places of great natural beauty all over the UK to sample the best geology our country has to offer. Recent destinations include Anglesey, North Wales and the Lake District. A day in the field is followed by an evening sampling the local nightlife (often just the local pub). Talks: We organise evening talks throughout the year. Lecturers or PhD students from outside and within the department give fascinating lectures about up-and-coming topics in geology or about their own current research. Drinks and nibbles follow. Annual Symposium: A long-standing tradition; we invite 6 top geologists from across the country to take part in a full day of presentations. This event is very popular, not just because of the quality our speakers, but because we provide free lunch and an evening drinks reception, all topped off with a celebratory dinner at a local South Kensington restaurant. Symposium 2015 was called 'Canyons Uncovered'.

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