Geology and Geopoetics: A Virtual Conversation with Patrick Corbett and John Gordon
Our last event was Geology and Geopoetics: A Virtual Conversation with Patrick Corbett and John Gordon on Thursday 11 August at 17.00 BST.
Two Emeritus Professors discussed how geology is fundamental to geopoetics using the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset as a case study.Their presentations were followed by a lively discussion and you can watch the recording at https://bit.ly/Geology_GeopoeticsVideo
Patrick Corbett spent more than 40 years working in the oil and gas industry and academia. First, after graduating in Geology as a mudlogger working on the North Sea rigs, then later working for an oil company in Aberdeen, Netherlands and Indonesia. He left the industry to do a PhD at Heriot-Watt and stayed there for 31 years, retiring in 2020 as a Professor of Petroleum Geoengineering, Senate and Court member (Governing bodies of the University). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and Assistant Director of the Scottish Centre for Geopoetics. Examples of Patrick’s work can be found at www.geopoetrick.co.uk.
John Gordon is an Honorary Professor in the School of Geography and Sustainable Development at the University of St Andrews. He has worked in geoconservation for many years and is a deputy chair of the Geoheritage Specialist Group of thev IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas. His interests include geoconservation, the links between geoheritage, geotourism and cultural heritage, the glacial history and landforms of Scotland, and mountain glaciers and glaciation. He is the co-author of Land of Mountain and Flood: The Geology of Scotland.