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

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Landslide in Washington State USA - March 2014

Bath and Nile Explorers - September 2014

'Bath and the Nile Explorers' - an update
Geography Adventure Group of the Bath Royal & Literary Institution (BRLSI) plans to commemorate the 150th anniversary of John Hanning Speke and Richard Francis Burton's encounter in Bath at the British Association meeting in 1864, and their explorations to find the source of the Nile.
There will be a commemorative event with lectures on 15th September 2014 (1pm-4.30pm) at the former Mineral Water Hospital (now the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases) in Bath, where Burton and Speke met 150 years ago. There will be a reception, exhibition, and lectures by Tom Mayberry from the Museum of Somerset and Peter Speke.
Tickets will be available from Bath Box Office nearer the time and we hope that you will be able to participate.
An exhibition is being prepared for the anniversary about the Nile explorers, their expeditions and their encounter in Bath. This exhibition can tour interested local communities and venues afterwards. It will comprise about 10 panels (A1 size). Finally, a commemorative booklet will be published by BRLSI in September - 'Bath and the Nile Explorers'. The BRLSI website has more details.