All-Party Parliamentary Group 

for Earth Science


Meetings held in 2005

2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000

Date
Tuesday 6 December
Buying presents for Christmas?—5000 years of gem tricks and treatments
Dr Jack Ogden (Chief Executive, Gemmological Association and Gem Testing Lab of GB)
Tuesday 15 November
Repair or Rebuild?—conservation and repair of heritage structures, and the wider economic, planning and 'new building' issues of buildings and building stones
Alan Thompson (Associate Director and Head of Earth Sciences, Capita Symons Limited) and Dr Chris Wood (English Heritage)
Tuesday 8 November
Natural Disasters Day
Conference in conjunction with the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST)
Tuesday 18 October
The Falklands—another North Sea? The Geology and politics of the South Atlantic
William Marsden CMG (former Ambassador to Argentina and Director, Americas (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)), Dr Colin Phipps (Chair, Desire Petroleum plc)
Tuesday 5 July
Evolution, Creationism and Intelligent Design
Professor Steve Jones (Professor of Genetics, University College London)
General Election May 2005
Further meetings that had been planned, had to be rearranged because of the General Election. Professor Allan Rogers FGS accepted an invitation to continue with the group as its Professional Adviser after the General Election. The following were elected as Officers of the Group at a meeting on 14 June:

Chair Rt Hon Kevin Barron MP
Vice Chair The Duke of Montrose
Martin Caton MP
Treasurer Professor the Lord Oxburgh of Liverpool
Administrative Secretary Cally Oldershaw FGS FGA DGA CGeol EURGeol
Tuesday 15 March
Crushing rocks—the answer to increase food production in developing countries
Professor David Manning (Professor of Soil Science, School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences with the Institute for Research into the Environment an Sustainability, University of Newcastle)
Tuesday 22 February
The Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami—using geology to save lives
David Ovadia (Head of British Geological Survey International)
Tuesday 18 January
Keeping our water clean enough to drink—An overview of the EC Water Framework Directive and issues relating to its implementation in the UK
Dr Martin Griffiths (Head of Water Framework Directive, The Environment Agency)

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