QRA Annual Discussion Meeting 2024

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The 2024 Quaternary Research Association (QRA) Annual Discussion Meeting is being hosted in Manchester by Manchester Metropolitan University and The University of Manchester. The meeting falls in the QRA's 60th anniversary year, dating from the founding of its immediate predecessor, the Quaternary Studies Field Group, in 1964.

The theme of the ADM this year is 'Changing Resolutions in Quaternary Science'.

We aim to bring together researchers from all areas of Quaternary Science to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the QRA. The meeting theme has been chosen to encourage contributions from all areas of Quaternary research. We welcome contributions relating to multiple concepts of 'changing resolutions'; from advances in measurement precision, data resolution, and timescales through to a consideration of the changing practice of Quaternary research. For example, this could include changing resolution(s) in:
* Dating techniques and their application
* Stratigraphic records, including annually laminated records of all types (lake and marine sediments, ice cores, tree rings, speleothems, shells etc.)
* Imagery on all scales, from Digital Elevation Models to electron microscopy
* Detection and analysis of all types of materials, from DNA to biomarkers to elemental analyses
* Understanding of barriers to inclusion in Quaternary research
Period4 Jan 20247 Jan 2024
Event typeConference
LocationManchester, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Quaternary Science

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Manchester Environmental Research Institute