Saturday, 27 January 2018

Next week 29th January to 4th February 2018

29th January to 4th February 2018

The following is an extract from Bristol and West Country Geology Calendars

More details can be found in the Bristol and the West Country Calendars and on the web sites of the relevant Society or organisation.

All Week (except Monday)

 Bristol City Museum - Pliosaurus!
WhenSun, 13 August 2017 to Sunday 18th February, 2018. 10:00 – 17:00
WhereBristol Museum & Art Gallery (map)
DescriptionTravel back in time 150 million years and dive into Bristol’s Jurassic seas.

Monday 29th

Dave Green - The Geology of Norway (and Scandinavia)
Mon, 29 January, 19:30 – 21:30
Wynstones School, Stroud Road, Whaddon, Gloucester (map)
Scandinavia forms a large part of the ancient continent of Baltica. Although once extensively covered by Phanerozoic rocks, these have been largely eroded apart from those preserved in downfaulted graben (as in the North Sea and Oslo) and upththrust nappes, pushed onto Baltica during the violent collision with Laurentia in the Caledonian Orogeny at the end of the Silurian. Otherwise, Scandinavia is composed of PreCambrian rocks (mainly igneous and metamorphic) accreted to Baltica during its formation, from 3500 to 900 million years ago. The course aims to introduce you to this long and fascinating history. Monday 8th for 10 weeks (not 12h or 19th Feb) until 26th March. Held at Wynstones School, Stroud Road, Whaddon, Gloucester from 7.30-9.30pm on Mondays . Cost £70
Contact Dave Green, Joys Green Farm, Forge Hill, Lydbrook, Glos GL17 9QU Tel 01594 860858

Tuesday 30th

Wednasday 31st

Bristol Nats Geology AGM
Wed, 31 January, 19:30 – 21:00
Lecture meetings take place in room G8, 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 left when you reach some display cases and follow the corridor round. Room G8 is on your right. (map)
Wednesday 31 January 2018

The Geology Section’s Annual General meeting will consider the report on Section activities during 2017 and appoint the officers and committee to serve for 2018. 

This involves the election of a President, Secretary, Field Secretary and other committee members. Anyone interested in taking on these positions is asked to contact the Section Secretary who will not be in any way upset if another person wishes to take on the Secretary or Field Secretary roles. Please consider if you might be able to help organize our programme of talks and walks by suggesting Speakers or Leaders. 

It will be followed by presentations or short talks by members of the Section. Displays of rocks and fossils by members will be especially welcome as will short talks on any aspect of geology. This will be an occasion for members to socialize and really get to know each other so please do come along. 

Thursday 1st

Dave Green - Mountain Building
Thu, 1 February, 19:30 – 21:30
The Chantry, Thornbury (map)
This 10 week course aims to introduce you to the geological processes that produce mountains, mainly by the study of different examples, both past (e.g. the Caledonian and Variscan belts) and present (e.g. the Alps and Andes). This includes the classic collisional orogenies, such as the Himalayas, Urals and Pyrenees; the accretionary orogenies, such as Taiwan, the Southern Uplands and the Andes; but also mountain ranges produced by very different tectonic forces, such as the East African Highlands, the Cantabrian Range and the Scottish Highlands. Held at The Chantry, Thornbury. First meeting 7.30 – 9.30, Thurs 11th January until March 22nd (not Thurs 15th Feb) in the ?TBA Room.Cost £75
February 2018

Contact Dave Green, Joys Green Farm, Forge Hill, Lydbrook, Glos GL17 9QU Tel 01594 860858

Friday 2nd

Saturday 3rd

OUGS Wessex - AGM and talks
Saturday, 27 Jan 2018
D’Urberville Centre, Wool, Dorset (map)
Wessex Branch AGM and day of talks 

Venue: D’Urberville Centre, Wool, Dorset 

Date: January 27th 2018 (Saturday) 

Branch Annual General Meeting 

Wessex AGM features a day of three talks and lunch. There is a charge of £8 per person for the day (but attendance at the AGM only is free). 

Minutes of the last AGM are in the Members' area.

If you are a branch member and have anything that you want adding to the agenda please get in touch with well ahead of the AGM to allow the branch members to consider it before being asked to vote on it.

10.15am Registration

10.30am Sam Scriven: Scientific discoveries and insights of the Jurassic Coast

11.30am Millie Watts: Storegga slides in the North Sea

12.45pm Buffet lunch (provided by committee and friends)

               Please let us know if you are coming so that we can cater for you

1.45pm AGM (agenda below)

1. Apologies for absence

2. Minutes of last meeting

3. Matters arising

4. Agenda items received

5. Officers' reports:

a. Branch Organiser (Colin Morley)

b. Treasurer (Rhiannon Rogers)

c. Day Trips & Library (Jeremy Cranmer)

d. Newsletter (Hilary Barton)

e. Website (Colin Morley)

f. Residential Trips (Mark Barrett)

The committee will then stand down for:

6. Election of officers

7. Any other business

2.30pm Prof. Sanjeev Gupta: The Channel Megaflood

4pm Close
South Wales GA - Lecture "Escuminac"
Sat, 27 January, 11:00 – 12:30
Swansea, UK (map)
Escuminac, Quebec - Revisited: a fishy tale. Prof. Brian Williams [University of Aberdeen/University College, Dublin]

Lectures at University of Wales Swansea are held in the department of Geography in the Wallace building. We meet on the landing area inside the main entrance to the building for refreshments with lectures in the main lecture theatre.  
OUGS Oxford - AGM and talks
Sat, 27 January, 13:30 – 17:00
South Hinksey Village Hall, Manor Rd, Oxford OX1 5AS, UK (map)
Oxford Branch AGM 

Venue: South Hinksey Village Hall, Oxford 

Date: January 27th 2018 (Saturday) 

Type: Branch Annual General Meeting 

Summary: Branch AGM followed by a talk from Philip Powell and Nina Morgan on gravestones. 

More info: Election of new officers for Branch Organiser, Lectures Organiser and Web Manager. 

Meeting starts promptly at 13:30 (1:30pm). At the end of official business, a break for tea and cake!

Followed by a talk by Philip Powell and Nina Morgan on the geology of, and sources of information from, Oxford gravestones. With samples! It promises to be dead interesting! See their website for more fascinating facts:

Afternoon finishes by 17:00 (5pm)

Sunday 4th

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