Science and Technology 1 -
March Zoom Meeting
Thu 4th March, 10 am: Sci Tech 1 & 2,
'Carrara marble - the world's finest decorative stone’
speaker Mark Barron, BGS
The speaker is an Honorary Research Associate from BGS and has provided the following information about his talk:
Marble is an exceptional material, and I talk about its formation, distribution, abundance and varieties including British marble, its extraordinary properties and its diverse usage. Carrara marble is preeminent, and its story has enduring fascination commencing in a nowvanished ocean destroyed by continental collision and mountain building, moving on through the creation of a magnificent landscape, to over 2000 years of history including extraordinary human endeavour, fascinating engineering, megalomaniac popes, heaps of money, and culminating in nudity, in the form of some of the world's greatest art made from its finest natural material.