Wednesday 31 December 2008

Can anyone help?

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery are currently undertaking a large project on a collection previously owned by Sir John St. Aubyn, the 5th Baronet (1758 to 1839). Currently, there is much interest in the missing’ elements of the mineral collection and the journey to their respective resting places. After his death, Sir John St. Aubyn’s collection was split by the mineral dealer Isaiah Deck (1792-1853), and although an extensive collection was arranged for the Civil Military Library at Devonport (now at the main Plymouth City Museum), the remaining minerals were auctioned.
As part of the project, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery are trying to locate other specimens from Sir John’s mineral collection. The wish is to authenticate and photograph every specimen both in the museum and in other collections so that an online digital database can be created. If you can help, please contact the Natural History St. Aubyn project assistant, 01752 034774 -

Tuesday 30 December 2008

Books and Journals need good homes

Click here to view the books on offer - contact email address.

Click here to view the list of Journals etc on offer - contact email address.

Sunday 7 December 2008

Tuesday 9th December

The Western Region of the Geological Society is hosting a lecture 'Piling in Bath' by Rob Cannon, Stuart Norman and Toby Lee of Stent Foundations Ltd. The City centre of Bath presents a unique set of challenges for the design and installation of piled foundations. Major schemes have recently been completed involving a significant technical and practical piling input. Discussion and information will be presented on the problems encountered and solutions employed.
SH Reynolds Lecture Theatre
Wills Memorial Building

University of Bristol

Refreshments available from 6p.m.

Lecture starts at 6.30p.m