Talks, field trips and events organised by west country geological organisations are publicised on this blog. Discussion about geological topics is encouraged. Anything of general geological interest is included.
Friday, 19 May 2017
Next week 22nd to 28th May 2017
NEXT WEEKS EVENTS
22nd to 28th May 2017
The following is an extract from Bristol Geology Calendar
DescriptionThe Geology of the Oceans past and present (including plate tectonics, environments, and current/developing ideas on oceanography and marine geology). Often
termed the last frontier to be explored on Earth, there have been great advances in our understanding of the oceanic realm over the past half century. This course
aims to study the main developments and what we might expect in the future, based on current research. Monday 24th April, for 10 weeks, until 10th July (not 1st nor
29th May). Held at Wynstones School, Stroud Road, Whaddon, Gloucester from 7.30-9.30pm on Mondays. Cost £70.
Somerset Geology Group - Meeting
WhenTue, 23 May, 09:45 – 13:00
WhereThe Meeting Room, Alfred Gillett Trust, The Grange, Farm Road, Street, somerset (map)
DescriptionAs per our last Update we will be holding a meeting of our Somerset Geology Group (SGG) network on the morning of Tues 23 May 2017. It will be a chance to: meet each other (including Lesley Dunlop, chair of GeoConservationUK, who we are delighted to say will be joining us); learn more about our partnership project with Somerset Environmental Record Centre (SERC) to review Somerset’s Local Geological Sites; discuss opportunities for voluntary involvement on that project; and to discuss the future organisation of SGG. We will end the meeting with a special tour of the fossil collection held by the Alfred Gillett Trust (led by SGG member and AG Trust volunteer, David Hill); and we will be able to chat over a picnic lunch for those that will.
Please email Garry Dawson at Somersetgeology@gmail.com if you plan to come so that we have an idea of numbers. See attached for location & car parking (in the adjacent Clarks Village car park).
The meeting room is on the first floor which is only accessible via stairs, so our apologies that it is not fully accessible: let Garry know if you need any further detail re accessibility and/or to arrange a parking space close to the building for you, as there is very limited space there.
Agenda - Coffee from 9.45am; meeting starting at 10.15am.
Welcome and introductions
Presentation: progress in developing our project to review Somerset’s Local Geological Sites
Discussion on the project , including the potential for voluntary input from SGG members;
The national context from Lesley Dunlop, Chair of GeoConservationUK;
Future organisation of SGG – including summary of SGG activity over the last year; proposed structure for the future; potential volunteer tasks to assist organisation; and next meeting (potentially in October as part of Mendip Rocks Festival)
12 – 1pm: A special guided tour of the fossil collection held by the Alfred Gillett Trust
This includes many fine specimens of Ichthyosaurs, recovered from quarries around Street. The collection was amassed by Alfred Gillet (1814-1904), a retired local ironmonger, and was displayed in the Crispin Hall, Street, until around 1948. For further information see: https://alfredgilletttrust.wordpress.com/collections/geological-collection
1- 2 pm: Picnic lunch
We will be able to chat informally over picnic lunch, either in the meeting room or there is a small garden/orchard area outside if the weather is fine. You are welcome to bring a picnic (or there are food outlets nearby).
Looking forward to meeting you! Wendy Lutley, Coordinator
Working in partnership with Somerset Environmental Record Centre (SERC); for more information visit www.somerc.com/somerset+geology+group/; a member of GeoConservationUK, the Association of UK groups, whose mission is to: ‘encourage the appreciation, conservation and promotion of local/regional geological sites for education and public benefit’. Our thanks to the Alfred Gillett Trust for hosting this meeting for us.
Teme Valley Geological Society - Evening Geology Course
WhenThursday, 25 May 2017
WherePupil referral Unit opposite Maylite Trading Estate on B4197, just south round the corner from the village hall (map)
Description Evening Geology Course
Volcanoes in action – their magmas and minerals Dr Paul Olver
Contact John 01886 888318