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   UKNPS 2004
Meeting of U.K. (Non) Plume Skeptics

St. Chad's College, University of Durham

30th June, 2004


Speakers will give 10-min presentations which will be followed by 10 mins of discussion. The remainder of each session will be devoted to general discussion of the subject area.

9:00 – 10:50 Session 1
Chair: Gillian Foulger
African plate magmatism & tectonics

Gillian Foulger: Introduction

Marge Wilson: The relationship between tectonism & volcanism in the African plate since the early Mesozoic
10:00-10:50 Discussion
10:50-11:10 Coffee
11:10 – 13:00 Session 2
Chair: Gillian Foulger
Impacts, volcanic/passive margins, continental breakup
12:10-13.00 Discussion
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:50 Session 3
Chair: Godfrey Fitton
Geochemical constraints on the origin of ocean-island basalts
Godfrey Fitton: The OIB paradox
Alan Smith: Wrong turnings in geochemistry, 1968-1988
15:00-15:50 Discussion
15:50-16:10 Tea
16:10 – 18:00 Session 4
Chair: Godfrey Fitton
Temperature and melting of ocean-island basalts
17:10-18:00 Discussion

1st July: Leisure/informal discussion programme

Historical/geological tour of the Durham World Heritage Site and the incised meander.

9.30 - 11.30
Castle tour (Escorted by Maurice Tucker, Professor of Sedimentology and Master of University College)
Coffee in Cathedral undercroft café
12.00 - 1.00
Geological discussion walk around the Durham incised meander. How did it form? Uplift? Was Durham caused by the Iceland plume, a plumelet or a cactoplume? (led by Godfrey Fitton & Tony Johnson)
1.00 - 2.30
Lunch in town
2.30 - 4.00
Tour around the new Earth Sciences building (Escorted by Jon Davidson, Head of Department)


Prof. Ken Bailey, University of Bristol
Dr. Tiffany Barry, British Geological Survey
Prof. Jon Davidson, University of Durham
Dr. Tony Doré, STATOIL
Prof. Derek Fairhead, University of Leeds
Prof. Godfrey Fitton, University of Edinburgh
Dr. Gillian Foulger, University of Durham
Dr. Adrian Jones, University College London
Dr. Erik Lundin, Geological Survey of Norway
Dr. John Maclennan, University of Edinburgh
Dr. John O'Connor, University of Kiel
Prof. Mike O'Hara, University of Aberystwyth
Dr. Daniel Praeg, University College Dublin
Prof. Andy Saunders, University of Leicester
Dr. Alan Smith, University of Durham
Dr. Martyn Stoker, British Geological Survey
Dr. Mike Walter, University of Bristol
Prof. Marge Wilson, University of Leeds
Prof. Bernie Wood, University of Bristol