Geography/Science Virtual Twilight Lecture – Land and sea-level changes in the British Isles: implications for coastal management

The twilight lectures are aimed at students currently studying at Level 3, to complement their studies and to provide an insight into studying these disciplines at degree level. Both students and their teachers are welcome. Students are permitted to attend independently. Please note you must be 16 years of age or over to attend this lecture.

There is popular belief that Britain is tilting, with uplift in Scotland and subsidence in southern England. With current global sea level rising at about 3mm per year, any land subsidence in Southern England will increase the relative rate of sea-level rise in the region and reduce the design life of coastal defences. This talk will look at the evidence for past and present land and sea-level changes in the British Isles and look at the implications of future changes for coastal management.

Lecturer: Andrew Haggart

Join us on the 24 February at 16:30 – 17:30.