This talk will be presented by Dr. Haydon Bailey
What would it have been like to be in Abbots Langley a hundred million years ago and how has it changed over subsequent significant periods in geological time?
We will look at the environment in which the Chalk formed, how deep was the Chalk Sea and how warm was it when you went for a quick dip. Who or what made the Hertfordshire Puddingstone, where was the coastline 56 million years ago and what was living there?
The region saw the impact of major glaciations during the Ice Age, being right at the front of major ice sheets, particularly during the Anglian glaciation 450 thousand years ago; what did these do to the Hertfordshire landscape?
With the onset of climate change and “global warming”, what might we see in the Chiltern region in the future?
And if we have time at the close of our 100 million years span – perhaps we can touch on what impact HS2 will have in the region.
Dr. Haydon Bailey
This will be a live Meeting at Manor House but will may be available to society members via Zoom.
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