Thursday, 14 February 2013

27th February - Geological Town of Lyme Regis

Bristol NATs - Geology section invite you to -
Stephen Locke OBE
Stephen Locke was a member of the Junior and Geological Sections of BNS during the late 1950s early '60s and has held various posts in the Museum Service in the South West of England. Latterly he was head of the Hampshire County Council Museum Service and was responsible for bringing to fruition the project for a new museum in Basingstoke. Now retired, he is a Trustee of the Lyme Regis Museum and is much involved in the local geology scene.
He will give a general talk about the importance of Lyme Regis to the history of geology: 
- The dynamic coast - brief stratigraphical introduction/geological context \u2013 the importance of landslips (Black Ven & the Undercliffs) creating exposures and supplying fossils
- Pioneer geologists associated with Lyme (Buckland, Conybeare, De La Beche etc)
- Collectors & collecting (Mary Anning, Elizabeth Philpot, modern collectors, Fossil Code)
- Some of the key fossils first described from Lyme specimens (Ichthyosaur, Plesiosaur, Pterosaur, Scelidosaurus).
- Designation as World Heritage Site
Talks take place in the S H Reynolds lecture Theatre, Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol, BS8 1RJ. For those unfamiliar with this venue: Enter the Wills Building via main entrance and walk ahead between the two staircases. Turn right when you reach some display cases. The lecture room is on your left.

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