School of Earth and Environment

Scope and content

The Green Lecture was established in 2017 as a way of allowing everyone to experience first-hand the excitement and fascination that the study of the Earth brings to us in the School of Earth and Environment.  Named after the first head of Geology at the University's predecessor institution, the Yorkshire College, Alexander Henry Green paved the way for the world-class research and teaching which now takes place here.

The Lecture is aimed at a general audience and on a topic of wide interest in the Earth sciences.  It could cover large earthquakes, erupting volcanoes, the Earth's protective magnetic field, and many other things besides.

The Green Lecture is organised in association with the Leeds Geological Association, which was founded in 1874, and in which Prof Green played a very active role.