The Chalk of the Northern Province: its regional context


a joint meeting of the Hull Geological Society

with the Yorkshire Geological Society and Hull University

10th to 13th September 2015

The latest news about the Chalk Syposium is that -

Booking via Eventbrite is still open until 1st September– follow the links from the YGS website.

A more detailed programme is now available and some of the  abstracts


Probable programme -

Thursday 10th September - field meeting in Lincolnshire led by Paul Hildreth, followed by an "icebreaker" at the University of Hull.

Friday 11th September - Symposium sessions with keynote speakers and programme of short presentations on current research.

Friday 11th September - Symposium Dinner at the Station Hotel in Hull

Saturday 12th September - Morning - Symposium sessions: morning - poster presentations and displays, and discussions

Saturday 12th September - afternoon - four authoritative keynote lectures.

Sunday 13th September - field meeting at Flamborough Head, East Yorkshire, led by Mike Horne.

click here for a detailed programme

Click here for the  abstracts

Click here for the  report of the meeting

Registration is required for all parts of the meeting including the free lectures on the Saturday afternoon. Registration closes on 1st September. The final schedule will be sent to delegates by the Symposium Secretary in September.

The meeting aims to bring together workers with a broad interest in the Chalk Group. The primary aim is to review advances in the sedimentology, lithostratigraphy and biostratigraphy of the Chalk of the Northern Province, and to identify the extent to which these characterise the regional context, which may be defined by comparison with the Southern Province or other global correlatives. The scope therefore embraces any of the drivers of regional characterisation, taking account of tectonic, palaeogeographic and palaeoclimatic influences on sedimentation and fauna and new interpretative methods arising from North Sea exploration.

The following keynote speakers have confirmed their participation in this Symposium: Professor Felix M. Gradstein (Natural History Museum, University of Oslo), Professor Rory Mortimore (ChalkRock Limited, Lewes, UK), Dr Christopher Jeans (Department of Geography, University of Cambridge) and Dr Haydon Bailey (President, Geologists' Association)

If you would like to attend or contribute to the symposium: present a paper, display or poster please contact the HGS Secretary.

Members of Yorkshire Geological Society and Hull Geological Society (membership valid as at 01 April 2015), and also members of the academic and student body of Hull University GEES, who wish to attend those parts of the programme which are free of charge to their institutions, are requested to register, without payment, as Local Delegates.

Registration fees have been confirmed by the YGS as follows:-

Full Delegate
Local Delegate
£ 90
Thursday Field Trip Travel
£ 15
£ 15
Conference Dinner
estimated 49
estimated 49
Saturday Afternoon
Sunday Field Trip Travel
£ 15
£ 15

Registration opens on 1st June and closes on 1st September. Hull Geological Society members wishing to register as "local delegates" should contact the HGS Secretary for more details - click here for a Registration Form. The Hull Geological Society plans to make the programme, abstracts, fieldwork notes &c. available to all members.



For further information 'phone 01482 346784.


e-mail - m.j.horne @

updated 20th August 2015