Summer Minds Lecture “The secret life of sand grains: shedding a little light on the past”

Speaker: Professor Helen Roberts, Professor of Geography and Earth Sciences, University of Aberystwyth

Date: Tuesday 1st of August

Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Venue: Twr y Felin Hotel, St Davids, Pembrokeshire SA62 6QT

Join us for an intriguing evening of scientific exploration at the 2023 Summer Minds Lecture!

Have you ever pondered the stories hidden within the humble sand grains that blanket our beaches and grace our landscapes? We invite you to delve into the captivating realm of sand’s untold secrets during Professor Helen Roberts’ enlightening talk, “The secret life of sand grains: shedding a little light on the past.”

Summary of the Talk

Throughout history, sand grains have been silent witnesses to the passage of time, silently preserving the mysteries of our past. In this captivating lecture, Professor Helen Roberts will unravel the captivating tale of how these seemingly insignificant particles hold the key to understanding the chronicles of our world.

By meticulously studying sand grains in the laboratory, Professor Roberts will demonstrate how they offer a unique window into the timing of events within the archaeological record. These grains can unveil the rates of past landscape, climate, and environmental transformations that have shaped our planet throughout the ages.

Please note that registration is required to secure your seat. Admission is FREE, but seating is limited. Register your ticket now at Eventbrite. 

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