Festival of Geology 2017

Festival Photo Competition Winners

first prize 2017

THE RED HILLS, ISLE OF SKYE, SCOTLAND
Photograph © Roger Gentle.
GA PHOTO COMPETITION 2017 – FIRST PRIZE

festival photo 2nd prize

FLINT AND LIMESTONE CHURCH WALL, CAVENDISH, SUFFOLK
Photograph © Judith Hall.
GA PHOTO COMPETITION 2017 – SECOND PRIZE

3rd prize Festival photo

SPECTACULAR KARST TOPOGRAPHY ON THE RIVER LI, CHINA
Photograph © Linda McArdell.
GA PHOTO COMPETITION 2017 – THIRD PRIZE

highly commended photo winner

EROSION IN THE DOLOMITES, NORTH EASTERN ITALY
Photograph © Lesley Exton
GA PHOTO COMPETITION 2017 – HIGHLY COMMENDED

Festival photo highly commended

STONE BAND SURFACE AT KIMMERIDGE BAY, DORSET
Photograph © Mark Hanley
GA PHOTO COMPETITION 2017 – HIGHLY COMMENDED

Festival photo highly commeneded

HORSESHOE BEND, DEAD HORSE POINT STATE PARK, UTAH
Photograph © Graeme Churchard.
GA PHOTO COMPETITION 2017 – HIGHLY COMMENDED

FESTIVAL OF GEOLOGY 2017
Saturday 4 and 5th November 2017

Festival Flyer

Festival Speaker Timetable

Festival Walks

The Festival flyer can be downloaded here.

festival flyer

Festival Speaker Timetable

Festival of Geology on 4th November 2017

PLEASE NOTE: All talks are in the DARWIN lecture theatre at UCL

11.30-12.15 - Dr. Susannah Maidment, “How to weigh a dinosaur”

12.30-1.15 - Prof. Chris Jackson, “Hot Rocks Under Our Feet: What Can we Learn About Volcanism From X-raying Earth?”

LUNCH BREAK

At 2pm, the GA President will present prizes to the winners of the Photographic Competition in the Darwin lecture theatre

2.15 – 3.00 - Prof. Iain Stewart, “Hot Rocks: the Fall and Rise of UK Geothermal Energy”

3.15 – 4.00 - Prof Lidunka Vocadlo, “Core! What a scorcher! Hot and squashed in the centre of the Earth”

 

Festival Walks

More details on these walks can be downloaded here.

Saturday 4 November

As part of the GA Festival we will be offering a free Building Stones Walk as well as free lectures. The walk will be led by Wendy Kirk of University College and will be a tour of the Campus and local streets.

Meet 11.00 am at the GA stand. No advance booking required

 

Sunday 5 November

1. Building Stones in the Sloane Square area London.
Start 2 pm. led by Dr Matthew Loader

Matthew Loader is becoming a regular leader of London Building Stone walks and aims to demonstrate geological processes through the stones. He will be taking the group to the Sloane Square area that he knows well. The rocks include Caledonian schist from Norway, Etna lava flows, and a variety of Mesozoic English limestones and sandstones which altogether tell a fascinating story of volcanoes and vast oceans.

Meet 2pm (note change of time) at the entrance to Sloane Square Underground station (District & Circle lines).

The walk will last around 2 hours.

 

2. Riddlesdown Chalk Quarry.
Start 10.30 am. led by Dr Liam Gallagher

The large Riddlesdown Chalk Quarry south of Croydon in the North Downs is the best location to examine chalk in the London area. The quarry offers a unique opportunity to explore the stratigraphy, sedimentology and structure that form the top and crest line of the North Downs scarp. Liam is an expert on the chalk and knows the quarry well.

Meet 10.30 am prompt at TQ 336 592 by the sign on bridleway at the entrance to Riddlesdown Road (part of London Loop), beside Jewson’s Yard on the east side of the A22 between Purley and Whytleafe. Limited parking opposite. Bus and train details will be sent to those who book. Finish by to 1.30 pm. Hard hat essential (but can be provided).

 

3. The Route of HS2 in the Misbourne Valley.
Start 10.40. led by Dr Haydon Bailey

We aim to follow the route of the High Speed rail line through the Chiltern AONB, visiting four (possibly five) sites from the southern portal of the Chiltern Tunnel to the edge of the Chiltern escarpment at Wendover. We’ll be considering the underlying geology en route, although none of it is visible and we’ll be trying to assess the impact of HS2 through the Chiltern AONB.

Some drivers will be required, so when you sign up please indicate whether you’ll be travelling by car or meeting us in Amersham by train. High-Viz essential.

Meet: 10.40am promptly at SU 967 982 at the Chiltern District Council office car park on King George V Road, Amersham on the Hill, HP6 5AW. Those travelling by train to Amersham will need to be on the train arriving at Amersham at 10.32am (Metropolitan line). NB. There is only one train per hour on Sundays.Lunch stop will be in Old Amersham where there are plenty of eating places. The trip will finish by 4.30 pm back at Amersham on the Hill.

More details on all these walks can be downloaded here.

 

 

 


Festival Photo Competition

Previous Festival Photo Winners:
Ilford mammoth
Gerald Luc

1st 2013

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Photos from previous Festivals