Saturday, 27 May 2017

Next week 29th May to 4th June 2017


29th May to 4th June 2017

The following is an extract from Bristol Geology Calendar

More details can be found in the Calendar and on the web sites of the relevant Society or organisation.


Stroud Museum - Ichthyosaur Exhibition
When23 May – 9 Jul 2017
WhereGeology Gallery, Museum in the Park, Stratford Park, Stratford Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 4AF. (map)
DescriptionExhibition: The Watery World of the Ichthyosaur Tuesday 23 May - Sunday 9 July | Admission Free A mini exhibition in the Geology Gallery Taking our very own fossil baby Ichthyosaur, freshly cleaned and conserved, as its centrepiece, this temporary display will allow you to explore the underwater environment that this creature lived in. Discover what an Ichthyosaur ate for lunch, as well as the other creatures and plant life that shared its watery world. With artistic representations of how the Ichthyosaur lived around 190 million years ago, plus the fossilised remains of the Ichthyosaur and its contemporaries this exhibition is not to be missed. Supported by the The Curry Fund of the Geologists Association

Stroud Museum - Exhibition
When27 May – 15 Jun 2017
WhereMuseum in the Park, Stratford Park, Stratford Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 4AF. (map)
DescriptionPalaeontology is a Dangerous Beast Adam White Opens Saturday 27 May - Sunday 25 June | Admission Free An Exploration of All Things Geological through an Artist's Fossil Myopia Adam White interrogates geology through a series of giant experimental watercolours and votive objects that address the vital human concerns of our origins, hidden mythologies of the present day, how and why we think, the mystery of life and death, and the wilful blurring of belief and science. Exhibits include ‘Petrifaction by Numbers’, a giant geological map of the British Isles made from crushed rock pigments; ‘The Vertebrae and the Spineless Wonder’, transparent dinosaur bones turned into votive objects which carry human stories marooned inside them, and ‘The Ichthyosaur’, a 195-million-year-old Jurassic Ichthyosaur found by the artist in Gloucestershire. It is the most complete ichthyosaur currently known in the county.


Stroud Museum - see Monday
 Stroud Museum - Meet the Geologist
WhenWed, 31 May, 14:00 – 16:00
WhereMuseum in the Park, Stratford Park, Stratford Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 4AF. (map)
DescriptionA chance to meet the Museum’s Geologist and learn more about our internationally significant geology collection. Bring your fossil finds for identification too! PLUS meet Adam White and other rock and mineral experts and hear about their amazing adventures and incredible discoveries.


 Bristol Nats - Field Meeting
WhenWed, 31 May, 19:00 – 20:00
WhereMeet on Clevedon promenade near the steps down to the beach (ST 402 717) (map)
DescriptionClevedon, Wednesday 31 May 2017 7.00 p.m. Leader: Richard Ashley This is an evening walk to look at the geology of the Clevedon Beach and the surrounding area. Meet on Clevedon Promenade near the steps down to the Beach. (ST 402 717). We will see rocks from the Devonian Carboniferous and Triassic periods with faulting and folding.

Stroud Museum - see Monday


 Bath Geol Soc Lecture - Finding new uses for old pollen
WhenThu, 1 June, 19:15 – 20:45
WhereBath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 16 Queen Square, Bath (map)

Revealing the colour of dinosaurs

Dr Jakob Vinther, Bristol University

Dinosaurs are the most fascinating and charismatic of all fossil groups. In the last decades, we have found that many had feathers and they gave rise to living birds, so we know more about dinosaurs and their evolution than ever before. Recent discoveries have found that the melanin pigments are often preserved in the feather and skin impressions of dinosaurs, which means that we can reconstruct many aspects of their original colouration. Birds are some of the most colourful animals in existence, and now we can build a narrative of how dinosaurs evolved to give rise to the amazing plumage that we see in hummingbirds, peacocks and harlequin ducks and even how they saw ancient predators and what they ate!
Stroud Museum - Artist Studio
When1 – 4 Jun 2017
WhereWalled Garden, Museum in the Park, Stratford Park, Stratford Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 4AF (map)
DescriptionPop Up Artist Studio in the Walled Garden Thursday 1 - Sunday 4 June | 11am - 4pm | Free, donations welcome Visit a pop up studio full of intriguing artefacts, mineral magic and fossil finds! Call in and look, or stop and linger, draw, dream and imagine ... Creative, playful art activities and displays presented by Periscope artist duo Emily Joy and Alison Cockcroft, to coincide with Adam White’s exhibition in Gallery One. Everyone welcome, do come and discover this special space. Supported by Stroud Festival
Stroud Museum - see Monday


Stroud Museum - see Monday and Thursday


Stroud Museum - see Monday and Thursday


Stroud Museum - see Monday and Thursday

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