Saturday, 3 May 2008

Events in May/early June

Avon Gorge Geological Walk - May 10th Bristol NATs has organised this walk on 10th May at 10.00 a.m.
Join Dr. Tim Ewin, Bristol City Museum’s Curator of Geology, for a walk along the Avon Gorge. Find out about the controversies surrounding its formation, what it is made out of and how long it took to form. The trip will further include a peek into the mining and mineral heritage of Bristol, jewellery, hot springs and great Earth movements that have helped shape the iconic landscape of Bristol.
Meet at Durdham Downs on Circular Road near toilets Grid Ref ST 561 746
The walk will end at The Observatory near the Clifton Suspension Bridge
Contact Bristol NATS - if you wish to join the walk.

WEGA AGM - 22nd May In addition to all the usual (very short) reports of office holders, elections, book and rock sale etc., there will be the opportunity to get your rock samples identified by a galaxy of talent embodied in your present committee, a short quiz 'Identify what is in the photograph' with a prize for the winner and a free glass of wine at the end of the evening. The meeting is in the Wills Memorial building, University of Bristol at 7.30 p.m.

'Second deluge or just another drop in the ocean: what can we expect of ice sheets in the 21st century' lecture by Prof Tony Payne, Professor of Glaciology - May 22nd Peel Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University Road, 5.30 p.m.
Satellite based observation has revolutionised the study of ice sheets over recent decades. The picture of rapid change that has emerged raises the possibility of substantial future glacial contributions to global sea level.
This lecture is free and open to the general public. No prior booking necessary.

Holm Islands - dayschool - June 1st The boat departs from Cardiff. Contact Continuing Education - Earth Sciences, email
The geology field trips to Ulster and Brittany with Prof. Donny Hutton are going ahead - same contact as above, if you are interested.

The Enigmatic Huntley Quarry - June 5th
Lecture organised by Bath Geological Society, given by Helen O'Connor of the Gloucester Geology Trust. Details on the Bath GS website. This is followed by - - -
Field trip to Huntley Quarry - June 7th

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