Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Good lectures - October 1st and October 7th

October 1st
A Bug’s Life: The role of micropalaeontology in industrial problem solving
Professor Malcolm Hart, Emeritus Professor of Micropalaeontology at the University of Plymouth
Micropalaeontology is the study of microscopic fossils and has been used extensively by the hydrocarbons industry for the stratigraphical correlation of rock successions (especially recovered in boreholes). In many quarrying or engineering projects stratigraphical “control” is also required and this will be explained using the site investigation for the Thames Barrier and the construction of the Channel Tunnel as the leading examples.
Bath Geological Society for details

Wednesday October 7th
William Smith Bicentenary: Visualising Landscapes and Geology, Past, Present and Future
Professor Iain Stewart, University of Plymouth
The Geological Society of London, Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol

New duck-billed, plant eating dinosaur

Click here to read story and watch video

Friday, 28 August 2015

Geosites mobile app

With just over three weeks left to enter the 100 Great Geosites photo competition, it’s now easier than ever to find a geosite near you! This week saw the launch of the 100 Great Geosites mobile app, created in partnership with mapping and analytics company Esri UK, which allows users to search for their nearest site and plan a visit.

Rare Nautilus sighted for the first time in three decades

Nautilus pompilius (left) swimming next to a rare 
Allonautilus scrobiculatus (right) off
Ndrova Island in Papua New Guinea.
Photo: Peter Ward

Friday, 21 August 2015

Dates to note in September

3rd September - Geological evolution of N American cordillera
Dr Doug Robinson
7.30 BRLSI, 16 Queen Square, Bath
Bath Geological Society

9th September 2015 - Tour of Redcliffe Caves, Bristol.
7pm at the Ostrich Pub - BS1 6TJ
Western Region, The Geological Society
19th September - Aust Cliff & Manor Farm, South Gloucestershire
Simon Carpenter
Bath Geological Society