Discover the wonders of Oman's Geology

Discover the wonders of Oman's Geology

Discover the wonders of Oman's Geology
Tuesday 14 June 2022, 7.00pm to 8.00pm BST
Past event
Past event
Tuesday 14 June 2022, 7.00pm to 8.00pm BST
  • Watchtowers and defending walls and mountains in Old Muscat, Oman

Image by PromPeru

Image by PromPeru

A talk with Professors Mike Searle and Bruce Levell
Open to: 
Alumni and guests

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In January 2023 Professors Mike Searle and Bruce Levell will be leading a geological and environmental tour of the spectacular Oman Mountains, which will include some of the most impressive geological sites in the World.

In this talk, enjoy a journey with Professors Searle and Levell as they introduce a number of these world wonders, including some of the largest and best preserved ophiolite sequence (a slab of oceanic crust and upper mantle emplaced onto the Arabian continental margin between 95 and 70 million years ago), comprising of the Moho, pillow lavas and sheeted dykes.

They will also explain about the beautifully preserved Mesozoic passive margin along some spectacular deeply incised wadis including the 'Grand Canyon' Wadi Nakhr.

Schedule

7.00pm - Welcome from the Cambridge Alumni Office and Asiya Zargar, Indus Experiences

7.05pm - Talk from Professors Mike Searle and Bruce Levell

7.45pm - Q&A with Mike and Bruce, facilitated by Asiya

8.00pm - Finish

This talk is organised by Indus Experiences, tour operator partner for Cambridge Alumni Travel programme.

Mike Searle will be the trip scholar on an Alumni Travel programme tour to Oman in January 2023.

This event will be recorded.

Booking information

Click the 'Register online' button to book your place.

Booking for this event is now closed.

Contact

Email: 
travel@alumni.cam.ac.uk