Sunday, 19 October 2008

Free event - British Geological Survey

The British Geological Survey is running its fourth free annual event for the public, at Keyworth, Nottinghamshire, in support of the National Archives Awareness Campaign, on Saturday, 29th November 2008, and is providing tours of its Records Centre, Materials Collections, Library, Enquiry services, and 3D Visualisation Suite. The Dando drilling rig will also be demonstrated.
The national theme is 'Community Participation' and the tours will follow a geological time line highlighting the conditions on the Earth through various times and the geology we see today. We have selected local industries in the Midlands that have exploited this resource e.g. road stone, gypsum, coal, ironstone, etc. and will demonstrate how these uses have developed and changed over time. We will highlight the records and archives we hold , show how they are of increasing value today, particularly in respect to the geohazards and past exploitation and how we supply information of value to communities today, through the services we provide.
Booking is via our website and it is aimed to appeal to all the family.
There are also free BGS tours on Professionals Day - Friday November 28th - booking is required.

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