Presentation by Mr Peter Stevenson
Royal Society Room
Tuesday, 7th July 2009 Commencing 8.00pm until 10.00pm
About the Speaker
Peter is an ex Tasmanian Geological Surveyor and an engineering geologist. Nowadays, he says he would be called called an “environmental geologist”! He has worked in the UK, South, North and South-West Africa, the Persian Gulf, Iraq, the Lebanon and Iran. His work was mostly on Groundwater and primary mapping. Peter is much exercised these days with the University of the Third Age with involvement in Geology, Islam, the English language and musical instrument making.
Brief Abstract of the Talk
The lecture will give an appreciation of Robert FitzRoy with emphasis on his friendship with Charles Darwin and some remarks on his later life.