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Departmental seminars

We host two regular seminar series during each semester, on Tuesdays at 13:00 (an internal speaker, such as a member of staff, postdoctoral or PhD researcher), and on Wednesdays at 14:00 (normally an external speaker, moving to Monday’s at 12:00 from Autumn 2024). These are usually held in the Sutcliffe Lecture Theatre, room GU01, in the Brian Hoskins Building. Subject to capacity limits, both series are open to all. Click on the links below for the latest seminar schedules. Occasional seminars outside of the regular schedules are normally announced via e-mail within the department.

In addition, on Fridays during each semester we host a weekly weather and climate discussion (WCD) meeting:


Tuesday Lunchtime seminar programme

Tuesdays 13:00 to 13:50 – Summer 2024

Location: Sutcliffe Lecture Theatre (GU01), Brian Hoskins Building

All seminars will also be hybrid broadcast on Microsoft Teams, on the Internal (Tuesday) Seminar Series channel

For additional information or to arrange a seminar contact Jake Aylmer and Dan Shipley

16 Apr No Seminar
23 Apr Natalie Ratcliffe The mystery of coarse mineral dust transport in observations and models
30 Apr Cancelled
7 May Guest speaker: Aïda Diongue-Niang      National Agency for Civil Aviation and Meteorology, Senegal. IPCC AR6 WGI Lead Author and AR7 WGI Vice-Chair Climate change in Africa: Observed and projected changes, impacts
14 May Adam Gainford Nature vs Nurture: What can we learn about the convective-scale spread problem from looking at the global ensemble?
21 May Hannah Croad Exploring the dynamics of summer-time Arctic cyclones and sea ice interaction
28 May Ieuan Higgs Complex network and machine learning to improve marine ecosystem modelling and data assimilation
4 Jun No seminar
11 Jun James Weber The role of biogenic volatile organic compounds on climate and in climate change mitigation

Click here for the latest Lunchtime Seminar schedule in PDF format


Wednesday Departmental seminar programme 

Wednesdays 14:00 to 14:50 – Summer 2024

Location: Sutcliffe Lecture Theatre (GU01), Brian Hoskins Building

All seminars will also be hybrid broadcast on Microsoft Teams (External Seminar Series channel)

For additional information or to arrange a seminar contact Xiaocen Shen and Hripsime Mkrtchyan

17 Apr  No Seminar
24 Apr Aurore Porson
Met Office
The UK Testbed 2023: a review of the activities, Science and Services outcomes
1 May Guillaume Roullet
Université de Bretagne Occidentale, France
Recent advances in ocean modelling: transport, dissipation and PV dynamics
8 May Ralph Lorenz
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, US
Dragonfly: A Relocatable Rotorcraft Lander for Titan
15 May Tiffany Shaw
University of Chicago, US
Moving beyond the mean to understand circulation extremes under climate change
22 May* Wieslaw Maslowski
Naval Postgraduate School, US
Advancements in Arctic Climate Modeling and Sub-Seasonal to Decadal Prediction
29 May No Seminar
5 June No Seminar

* remote speaker

Click here for the latest Departmental Seminar schedule in PDF format

Archive of past Departmental Seminar speakers


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