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8th June 2004: "How High Mountains Are Formed"

High mountain ranges are some of the most prominent features on our planet.

Yet geologists are still struggling to understand their origin. What controls their heights, when did they form, and what determines where they occur?

Using simple practical demonstrations, this talk explores both the history of ideas about mountains and some of the latest geological thinking.

Simon Lamb is an Oxford lecturer in geology who spends much of his time in Bolivia trying to find out how mountains evolve. His Café promises to be a fascinating cross between explanation and demonstration as we find out what he has discovered.

Come along and join us at 7pm in Blackwells Main Bookshop, Broad Street, Oxford.
No ticket, no booking, no scientific background required.

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