Mantle plumes: latest research

7pm - 8pm. No booking required.

Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Entry is via the rear of the museum.

An illustrated talk by Professor Gillian Foulger about up-welling of hot mantle at the earth’s crust.

Some regions of the Earth’s crust appear anomalously hot and are subject to large-scale volcanism. What causes this? Professor Gillian Foulger from Durham University is an expert on these zones and will explore the latest research on a possible explanation – up-welling currents of hot mantle material.

This talk is organised by the Natural History Society of Northumbria. Non-society members are welcome to attend, however donations are welcome on the night.