Other St Andrews events

Land and Sea

Over 18s only. Please note there is one step into the pub, where ramp access can be granted, however there is an additional 4 steps with a handrail down into the event room. There
Past event - 2024
14 May Doors open 7pm
Event 7.30pm to 9.30pm
The Rule, 116 South Street,
St Andrews KY16 9QD
Roses are red, the ocean is blue, we live on a planet, and there's some rocks here too!

Join our two fantastic geologists as they take us around the planet through their eyes. This is not an event to be missed!

Ice, Death, Life: Sermons in Scottish Stones

Prof Tony Prave (Professor in School of Earth & Environmental Sciences)
We walk backwards into the future with eyes fixed firmly on the past. Māori proverb

Extinction…climate crisis…killing Mother Earth. Emotive terms often voiced using the same breath to discuss our planet’s future. But, what does the grand span of geological history tell us about the interconnectedness between life, Earth and planetary resiliency?

Planet Ocean in a warming climate

Dr Graeme MacGilchrist (UKRI Future Leaders Fellow in School of Earth and Environmental Sciences)
“How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.” Arthur C. Clarke

While growing attention is paid to the recent warming of the atmosphere (and rightly so), it is a little known fact that this is only a fraction of the climate impacts arising from human industrial activities. In fact, more than 90% of “global warming” has taken place in the ocean. What does that mean? Why is it the case? And what are its consequences? For the ocean, for the atmosphere, and for us.
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