Monday, 7 January 2013

Our Dynamic Earth Founder Explores Tectonics in Kirkcaldy Talk



Professor Stuart Monro, a celebrated geologist, science communicator and currently Scientific Director of Our Dynamic Earth, will be giving a presentation in Kirkcaldy on 21st January as part of this seasons Royal Scottish Geographical Society’s Inspiring People talks programme.

Stuart was instrumental in establishing Our Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh, the science centre and visitor attraction opened in 1999, that aims to give a better public understanding of the processes that have shaped the earth.

In this talk, Stuart explores, as part of a personal journey, the evidence from various parts of the world for what we call plate tectonics, a scientific theory which describes the large scale motions of Earth's lithosphere or, for those of us without a science degree, the rigid outermost shell of a rocky planet. Although seemingly complicated Stuart is passionate about bringing science and understanding to the masses so this is a talk that all can enjoy.

This talk is part of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society’s Inspiring People talks programme. This talk has been kindly sponsored by Scottish Power.

Stuart Monro
Stuart Monro is passionate about bringing science and understanding to the masses.


Stuart also holds and has held numerous high profile scientific roles including President of the Royal Scottish Society of Arts, President of the Westmorland Geological Society and of the Edinburgh Geological Society. He has been co-Convenor of the Scottish Earth Science Education Forum since 2003, a voluntary group he helped establish to support a greater understanding of earth sciences in Scottish schools and colleges. In 2003 he was also appointed by Scottish Ministers to serve on the Scottish Science Advisory Council, a national forum which provides strategic advice to the Scottish Government on scientific issues.

Stuart’s presentation will take place on Monday 21st January, at 7.30pm in the School of Midwifery, University of Dundee Fife Campus, 5 Forth Avenue, Kirkcaldy, KY2 5YS. £8 for adults, free for under 18s, students and RSGS members. Tickets are available on the night from the venue. To find out more about the RSGS visit www.rsgs.org.