Saturday, 3 February 2018

Next week 11th to 17th February 2018

5th to 11th 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 5th

Dave Green - The Geology of Norway (and Scandinavia)
Mon, 5 February, 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 6th

Wednesday 7th

Thursday 8th

Dave Green - Mountain Building
Thu, 8 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 9th

Dave Green - Field Course: The Geology of Almeira, SE Spain
9 – 19 Feb 2018
Almeira, SE Spain (map)
Dates will be for a week to 10 days trip around a period from Fri 9th to Monday 19th . This is a classic region of European geology, exposing metamorphic and igneous Variscan basement, covered by Mesozoic and Palaeogene sediments, that have been thrust from the south to form the Betic Corillera, due to collision between Africa and Europe. From the Neogene to the present, collision has been replaced by strike-slip along the Trans-Alboran shear zone, transporting extensive submarine igneous rocks from the east and producing a “basin and range” topography, in which Neogene sediments accumulated, firstly marine and later terrestrial, in a wide variety of environments. These rocks are spectacularly exposed in a landscape that is as near desert as it gets in Europe. LET ME KNOW BEFORE CHRISTMAS IF YOU WANT TO COME to take advantage of cheaper air fares

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


Cheltenham MGS Lecture - Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand
Fri, 9 February, 19:00 – 22:00
Shurdington at The Century Hall (map)
Ann Kent

Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand

Saturday 10th

Sunday 11th

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