Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Some GA Excursions

This has come my way. The second and last items may be of interest to us.

Dear Members,

I hope you are all enjoying this spell of super Summer weather.

This is a reminder of a few of the GA field trips coming up and of course the GA Conference which is in October.  You can book for all of these events through the GA Website http://www.geologistsassociation.org.uk
Fossils in the City led by Mike Howgate Sunday 25 September at 2pm
Spend an enjoyable afternoon fossil hunting in London. Most of us will be familiar with the use of Portland Roach Stone in London buildings with its abundant Portland Screws (Aptyxiella portlandica) and Osses ‘Eds (Laevitrigonia gibbosa) but there is much else to see.
Danish Ordovician nautiloids will vie with Irish Carboniferous productids and crinoids for your attention. While German Solnhofen ammonites and belemnites abound on Fenchurch Street. Not forgetting the dinosaur footprint hidden in a back alley near Bank Underground Station.
Equipment: Suitable clothing and footwear. Hand lens, note book, camera. Cost £5

Dorset/ Devon Weekend 1 - 2 October led by Prof John Cope
The Dorset-Devon boundary coast has magnificent exposures of the transition from the desert conditions of the Late Triassic from red to green mudstones as the Triassic deserts were replaced by marine condition in the latest Triassic with marine faunas in the Penarth Group.  The latter is succeeded by Lower Jurassic fully marine rocks with a rich fauna dominated by ammonites.  The unconformably overlying Upper Greensand and Chalk cap the cliffs in the east along a spectacular landslipped coast, but are at beach level in the west where they can be examined in detail.  The trip will be based in Lyme Regis where there are many hotels, fossil shops and the Philpot Museum.   Precise locality details will depend upon the weather, but footwear providing ankle support is a must as are helmets.  There is no need for hi-vis jackets. Cost £15

Geology and Coastal Change around Selsey West Sussex led by David Bone Saturday 8 October
An excursion around the Selsey area looking at coastal changes illustrated by Ice Age erratics, raised beaches, lost medieval harbours, offshore quarrying and the creation of one of the largest managed retreat and coastal realignment schemes in recent years. A wide-ranging day covering geology, landscape, archaeology and local history.
Equipment: Suitable clothing and footwear. Hand lens, note book, camera. Pub or packed, Cost £5

GA Annual Conference, The Jurassic Coast - Geoscience and Education.  Friday 21 Conference, Field trips Saturday 22 October
Full programme details are now on our website - Book Now!

Best wishes
Sarah Stafford
Executive Secretary

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