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lxxii Annual Report of the Delegacy Higher Degrees Ph Taylor 'Coral reef and associated marine organic com- munities around Mahe Seychelles Ph Morris King's College and Chelsea College of Science and Technology 'The stratigraphy of the Upper Dinantian and Namurian rocks to the east and south-east of Leek North Stafford- shire Sc Kirwan 'Metamorphic alteration in the dolerite of the Creeslough area Co Donegal Ireland Departmental Notes The annual field mapping course was held in North Devon and other field classes in South Devon Mull and Ardnamurchan and the Rhine- land During the session Dr Richardson was on leave-of-absence at Cornell University Professor Taylor paid short visits to the University of Ibadan and the University of Nigeria Among the department's research interests the studies of modern sedimentation in the Thames Estuary commenced in 1962 in colla- boration with Sir John Cass College continue to yield much informa- tion about the source and modes of transport and deposition of muds and silts in and around the main approaches to the Port of London Apart from the immediate economic significance of such surveys they are leading to better understanding of the origin of ancient estuarine formations Similarly the work on modern carbonate sedimentation on the Seychelles Bank in the Indian Ocean has aimed at elucidating the condi- tions of formation of ancient limestones Here the study has been of the development of coral reefs of their ecosystems and of the intimate relationship between organic communities and associated sediments The research forms part of the British contribution to the International Indian Ocean Expedition In the latter part of the session start was made on the move of part of the department from 163 Strand to temporary quarters at the Norfolk Hotel Most of the technical work postgraduate research and some undergraduate teaching will be carried on here during the first stage of the rebuilding programme Approximately two-thirds of the academic staff will be accommodated in the Norfolk Hotel one-third remaining on the upper floors of the East Wing
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