April 24th, 2012 by Oxford University Society Guernsey Branch
Dr Richard Walker from the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford will provide an illustrated lecture at St James Concert & Assembly Hall beginning at 6:00 pm on Wednesday 2 May 2012 addressing the challenges of earthquakes in urban society.
This public lecture costs £10 per person but is free for students.
Admission is by ticket, which may be obtained from Steven Jones (c/o BWCI Group, PO Box 68, Albert House, South Esplanade, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 3BY) or the Box Office at St James or online.
If obtaining tickets from Steven Jones, please make a cheque payable to Oxford University Society, Guernsey Branch.
The recent disasters in New Zealand and Japan exemplify the threat posed by earthquakes. Sadly, as global populations increase, and as people migrate to urban centres, the exposure of humans to earthquake hazard is set to increase – generating an urgent need to identify areas at risk from earthquakes and to identify how often, on average, earthquakes occur in these regions.
Join us to explore the science behind earthquakes and the methods used to study them.
Dr Richard Walker will describe the background to some recent earthquake disasters before focusing on the particular challenges that face the developing world.
Our public lecture provides a speaker who will give an insight into the science of earthquakes and their impact on an urban world. We also believe that these are important and interesting issues for senior school students and to encourage attendance by students we are making the event FREE to students.
For further information please telephone Steve Jones on 728432