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The end of the Cretaceous: global and local perspectives

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Talk by Professor Andy Gale.

The Cretaceous-Paleogene unconformity in England. Uplift and erosion related to the Icelandic mantle plume.

During the late Cretaceous to early Paleogene, the present-day area of Britain and Ireland emerged from nearly total submergence by the chalk sea. What mechanism was responsible for this major marine regression?

This is the third of a series of Earth Science-based lectures organised by DGAG in collaboration with other groups.

As the Dorset County Museum is closed for refurbishment, ’til summer 2020,  the lectures will take place in Committee Room 1 at County Hall. They will follow the familiar pattern of being on the second Wednesday of the month starting at 7 pm.

Parking is available behind County Hall and is free in the evening.


March 13
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Dorset County Hall
Colliton Park
Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1XJ United Kingdom
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