Hubert Lamb Centenary Meeting - Programme Announced

The programme for talks is now available as follows:

Friday 6 September
From 14.00 Accommodation check-in for overnight delegates at Broadview Lodge  
19.00 Dinner at Vista restaurant 19.30  
Saturday 7 September
09.00 Welcomes and introduction to the day  
09.15 The Lamb Weather Types Professor Phil Jones FRMetS
University of East Anglia
09.45 Hubert Lamb’s ‘Treasure Trove’: Ships’ Logbooks and Climate Change Dr Dennis Wheeler
University of Sunderland
10.15 Storms and Instrumental Data Dr Richard Cornes
University of East Anglia
10.45 Tea/Coffee Break  
11.15 World War II Meteorology and Literature Professor Giles Foden
University of East Anglia
11.45 Climate of the Low Countries, Past, Present and Future Dr Aryan van Engelen
Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI)
12.15 Questions and Discussion  
12.30 Buffet Lunch  
13.30 Medieval Documentary Data Sources from England Dr Kathleen Pribyl
University of Brighton
14.00 Documentary Historical Evidence for the Climate of Northern Europe in the Medieval Period Dr Astrid Ogilvie
Cicero, Norway and the Stefansson Arctic Institute, Iceland
14.30 Developments in UK and European Seasonal Forecasting Since Hubert Lamb’s Time in the Met Office Professor Chris Folland FRMetS
Met Office Hadley Centre
15.00 Closing remarks  
15.15 Visit to the Hubert Lamb Building (CRU) and view exhibition (refreshments served)*  

* The exhibition will consist of a series of 14 posters reflecting Hubert's contribution to climate science and subsequent developments, including: the Lamb Dust Veil Index, the Lamb Daily Weather Types, the Medieval Warm Period/Little Ice Age and sources of proxy climate data. The exhibition will include original material from the CRU archive.


This meeting is part of the Royal Meteorological Society National Meetings programme, open to all, from expert to enthusiast, for topical discussions on the latest advances in weather and climate.

Non members are welcome to attend these meetings. Maps and information concerning all meetings and memberships is also available from The Royal Meteorological Society, 104 Oxford Road, Reading RG1 7LL / or +44(0)118 9568500.