Thursday, 6 October 2016

Next Week 10th to 16th October 2016


10th to 16th October 2016
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. 
 Dave Green - Palaeontology and Evolution
WhenMon, 10 October, 19:30 – 22:30
WhereWynstones School, Stroud Road, Whaddon, Gloucester (map)
DescriptionPalaeontology and Evolution. This will be a mainly practical class, focussing on the preservation, identification and classification of fossils, and an account of the evolution of life on Earth. Starts Mon 19th September for 10 weeks (not 17th or 24th Oct), until 5th December Held at Wynstones School, Stroud Road, Whaddon, Gloucester from 7.30-9.30pm on Mondays. Cost £70 (including tea, coffee etc at breaktime!).


Somerset Museum - Talk "The Haunt of the Hippo"
WhenTue, 11 October, 19:30 – 21:00
WhereThe Museum of Somerset, Taunton Castle, Castle Green, Taunton TA1 4AA (map)
DescriptionHaunt of the Hippo - The Ice Age in Southern England. A talk by Professor Danielle Schreve, Royal Holloway, University of London. Tickets cost £10 from either 01823 255088, or from

WEGA Lecture
WhenTue, 11 October, 19:30 – 21:00
WhereEarth Sciences Department, Bristol University (map)
Description Prof. Brian Williams: "Deserts and Diamonds in SW Africa"

Mendip Rocks! - Drystone Walling Dolebury Warren
WhenWed, 12 October, 10:00 – 15:00
DescriptionLearn the ancient skill of drystone walling on a practical task day with Mendip Hills AONB volunteer team and Avon Wildlife Trust at Dolebury Warren. Boots/waterproofs/lunch & drinks. Booking: Nic Penn Tel: 01761 462338 Email: Nic Penn Donations welcome for Mendip Rocks! 12 max in group.

Wednesday to Friday

Mendip Rocks! - Earth Science School “Ups and Downs in the Mendips”
When12 – 14 Oct 2016
WhereMeet: Somerset Earth Science Centre, Moon's Hill Quarry, Stoke St Michael, BA3 5JU. (map)
DescriptionEarth Science School – “Ups and Downs in the Mendips” - with geologist Dr Peter Hardy and Somerset Earth Science Centre (SESC). Wednesday 12th October Thursday 13th October Friday 14th October £50 for all 3 days £25 per day if only attend 1 or 2 days


Dave Green - Geology of the Wye Valley
WhenThu, 13 October, 19:30 – 20:30
WhereHeld at 6th form and adult education centre John Kyrle High School, Ross on Wye (map)
DescriptionGeology of the Wye Valley and its tributaries This 10 week course, starting on Thursday September 22nd, aims to familiarise you with the geology of this part of western Britain. A 10 week, class-based course (with the possibility of day or residential field trip(s)). The course will examine the geology of the Wye and its tributaries (including the Ithon, Lugg, Arrow, Frome, Honddu, Dore, Garron, Monnow and Troddi) from its source on Plynlimon to the sea; including places such as Rhyader, Builth Wells, Llandrindod Wells, Leominster, Kington, Presteigne, Hay, Hereford, Ross and Chepstow. The geology covers a vast range of geological time – from the late Pre Cambrian (the oldest rocks in southern Britain, dated at 715 million years), through Cambrian, Ordovician, Silurian, Devonian, Carboniferous to the Triassic (200 million years), a journey which took us from near the South Pole, across the Equator to 30oNorth Held at 6th form and adult education centre John Kyrle High School, Ross on Wye. Cost £45. Contact Paul Mason on 01989 760399. Enrol before 15th September.


Cheltenham Mineral and Geological Society
WhenFri, 14 October, 19:00 – 21:00
WhereShurdington at The Century Hall (map)
DescriptionA Claim to Paternity ' (work and life of William Smith) Our guest speaker is Eric Williams

Bath Geological Society Field Trip
WhenSat, 15 October, 10:30 – 18:00
Where10.30 am Portishead: Meet at the end of Pier Road near the Royal Inn (BS20 7HG), parking in the road there or in Woodlands Road close by (map)
DescriptionFieldtrip to Clevedon and Portishead Leader: Professor Maurice Tucker, University of Bristol & BGS

Mendip Rocks! - Vallis Vales Geological Gems
WhenSat, 15 October, 11:00 – 16:30
WhereMeet: Mells river bridge, at Great Elm parking for 12 cars, ST749492. (map)
DescriptionVallis Vales Geological Gems - Dr Peter Hardy. Guided walk to explore the fascinating De la Beche Unconformity at Vallis Vale, followed by a fossil foray on the ancient Jurassic sea beds and Neptunian Dyke at Tedbury Camp, near Frome. Meet: Mells river bridge, at Great Elm parking for 12 cars, ST749492. Bring boots/waterproofs/lunch & drinks. Booking: Gill Odolphie 01749 840156 Donations welcome for Mendip Rocks! £3 pp (Max 25 - suitable for children over 10yrs/adults/amateur geologists)

OUGS - Severnside Field Trip
WhenSunday, 16 Oct 2016
WhereBrecon Beacons (map)
DescriptionThe Old Red Sandstone of the Brecon Beacons Contact: Janet Hiscott []

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