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Quaternary Discussion Group (QDG)

A series of 50 minute lectures, followed by discussion, on the broad topic of environmental evolution, climate, ecological and human change during the Quaternary (the last ~2.6 million years). The lectures are aimed at a broad audience (including geoscientists, glaciologists, environmental scientists, atmospheric chemists, biologists, anthropologists and archaeologists).

Seminars are usually held on Thursdays starting at 17:30 in Clare College in the Thirkill Room (far left corner of first court) or the Latimer Room (on the left in the first court).

Wine is usually served after the talks and there is time for discussion over drinks and/or dinner after the seminar, which should last approximately 1 hour. The meetings are currently organised by Rachael Rhodes (; Godwin Laboratory for Palaeoclimate Research, Department of Earth Sciences), and Della Murton (; Department of Geography). Please feel free to contact the organisers with queries and suggestions.

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View the archive of previous seminars.

# Thursday 9th March 2017, 5.30pm - Thomas Chalk, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
Causes of ice-age intensification across the Mid-Pleistocene Transition, insights from a new boron isotope CO2 record
Venue: Latimer Room (Old Court), Clare College, Trinity Lane

This talk is part of the Quaternary Discussion Group (QDG).

# Thursday 4th May 2017, 5.30pm - Chris Stokes, Durham University
How ice sheets collapse: a lesson from the past
Venue: Cripps Auditorium, Cripps Court, Magdalene College

Abstract not available

# Thursday 18th May 2017, 5.30pm - Shaun Marcott, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title to be confirmed
Venue: Cripps Auditorium, Cripps Court, Magdalene College

Abstract not available