Monday, 21 April 2014

April 23rd - building stones of Wells and Wells & Mendip Museum

Dr. Doug Robinson, University of Bristol will be leading a morning walk around Wells looking at the building stones. In the afternoon there will be a visit to the Museum, 8 Cathedral Green, BA5 2UE    
Meet at the Bus Station, Princes Road, BA5 2DT at 10am (parking at Waitrose).
This is one of the West Country Geology field trips - free to members of WEGA, Bristol NATS Geology and Bath GS - visitors £2. Everyone is welcome.
Further details from WEGA 

Dinosaur tracks; prehistoric scene reconstructed

Scientists have digitally reconstructed the scene of a dinosaur chase - preserved in the mud of an ancient river bed in Texas. The tracks were left by two dinosaurs more than 110 million years ago. Seventy years ago, the whole trackway was removed from the river bed and divided into blocks, which were moved to different locations for study.
More details can be found here and here.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Large collection of minerals, rocks and fossils

Is anyone interested in this collection? It is currently contained in more than 30 large drawers, meticulously indexed and labelled and covers a wide variety of rock and mineral samples and a multitude of fossil specimens, mainly from the South West of England.
Please contact Greg for further details

Sunday, 6 April 2014

15th April - Volcanic Risk Communication

Professor Robert N. Thompson

15 April 2014 / 6:30pm
The Western Regional Group is pleased to invite you to an evening presentation on Volcanic Risk Communication and associated themes, expanding from the tiny but very dangerous Montserrat to many other volcanoes, beginning in Pompeii and ending in Merapi...
The event is open to non-fellows, so please feel free to invite your colleagues or friends. 
Venue: Atkins, The Hub (Ground Floor), 500 Park Avenue, Aztec West, Bristol, BS32 4RZ

Thursday, 3 April 2014


After this evening's Bath Geological lecture at the BRLSI in Queens Square, Bath, it was discovered that some beautiful fossils were missing. These specimens are brought to the meetings and displayed at the back for everyone to enjoy. It can only be assumed that someone thought they were there as 'help yourself'. They were not so please return them. They can be left anonymously at BRLSI with a label 'for Bath Geological Society'.
If anyone has any idea what has happened to these carefully and painstakingly prepared fossils, please contact the Secretary.

Monday, 31 March 2014

April 3rd - 'Eruption of Eyjafjallajokull, Iceland, and the impacts of volcanic ash on aviation'

'The 2010 Eruption of Eyjafjallajokull, Iceland, and the impacts of volcanic ash on aviation'
Dr. Jeremy Phillips. reader in Physical Volcanology, School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol

The relatively moderate eruption of Eyjafjallajokull from March to May 2010 produced widespread dispersion of fine volcanic ash over Northern Europe resulting in airspace closure for six days and significant economic losses.
Further details from Bath Geological Society website
7.30 BRLSI, 16 Queen Square, Bath
Everyone welcome - visitors £4 - free refreshment

Eruption of Carbonatite lava from Tanzanian volcano