Scientific research lends itself to dramatic photographic exhibition

Thursday 10 January 2013

A LEADING academic in glacial geomorphology will be giving a talk about her research amidst the volcanoes and glaciers of Iceland at Staffordshire University’s Science Centre this weekend.

The talk, by Staffordshire University’s Professor of Physical Geography Fiona Tweed, is an introduction to the Fire and Ice photographic exhibition which is running at the Science Centre on Leek Road until January 27.

Fiona said: "As a youngster I was always fascinated by outdoor environments. As a consequence of that, mountains have always fascinated me, volcanoes have always fascinated me and so has ice. If you think about the impact they have on the landscape, they really do effect a lot of change and that really is what has motivated me to study what I do."

Members of the public are welcome to view the photographic exhibition between 9am – 5pm Monday – Friday. The introductory talk takes place this Saturday January 12 at 11am and entry is free. Call 01782 294116 to reserve a place or turn up on the day.