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Managing the impacts of historical coal mining, Newcastle

  • Lecture
  • Newcastle
  • 14 November 2017
  • 17:45 - 20:00
Managing the impacts of historical coal mining, Newcastle

About this event

Tim Marples will introduce the role of the Coal Authority in managing the legacy of the County's long and eventful coal mining history. He we will demonstrate the challenges they face and their approach to risk and remediation.

Tim is Head of Public Safety and Subsidence at the Coal Authority with responsibilities for managing the impacts of historical coal mining across Britain. He joined the Coal Authority in 2014 after 15 years at UK Coal Ltd (formally RJB Mining).

Since graduating as a Mining Engineer, Tim has gained over 30 years' experience of the UK coal industry, encompassing both operational and strategic roles in surface coal mining, underground coal mining, tip washing, and mining restoration projects across the UK.

In 2009 Tim gained an MBA from Leeds University Business School, is a Fellow of the Institute of Quarrying and a member of The Mineral Engineering Society.

The Coal Authority is a Non-Departmental Public Body sponsored by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (DBEIS), set up in 1994 to manage effects of past coal mining including subsidence damage. They are based in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.

This event will be hosted by the Northern Geotechnical Group.

Attendees will learn about how the coal authority manages the impacts of our long mining history.


For more information, please contact:

Andrew Richmond
e: andrew.richmond@arup.com

Event venue

Neville Hall
Westgate Road
Newcastle NE1 1SE
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Jade Robson

e: jade.robson@ice.org.uk