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June 2020

GA Lecture

June 5

Now Available as a virtual lecture June 5 – Halstead Lecture: Deep carbon cycling over the past 200 million years: contributions from tectonic settings Kevin Wong

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UK Field: Art and Geology zoom workshop

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Art and Geology workshop Saturday 6th June 2020 7pm-9pm Virtual Zoom Meeting Emma Theresa Jude, a practicing fine artist and geologist, will demonstrate how simple drawing techniques taught in fine art classical traditions can improve field sketching confidence and accuracy. This online workshop will look at tricks and techniques for improving field sketching. The workshop is suitable for complete beginners and non-artists. It will include exercises for participants to draw along with and include a Q&A/discussion session. A short talk…

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Afternoon visit to BGS Keyworth

June 19 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This tour around the British Geological Survey labs and offices will Introduction people to what The BGS does and who funds it. It will include the Library – including some history of the Survey, the Core Store – where a large number of bore holes are kept. The 3D Room Demo Geovisionary followed by a tour of their Geological Walk. Parking is available. There is a fair amount of walking and some stairs, but lifts are available. Much of the…

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GA field trip to Charnwood Forest

June 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This trip will examine the Neoproterozoic (Precambrian) and Cambrian rocks around Charnwood Forest. The morning will be spent viewing the Maplewell Group and Whitwick Volcanic Complex around Mount St Bernard Abbey, with a possible visit to the Bomb Rocks, before examining the older Blackbrook Group in Morley Quarry. In the afternoon we will visit Bradgate Park, and if there’s time, hunt Tychichnus in Newtown Linford Churchyard. Attendees wishing to take the ‘BGS Keyworth tour’ on the Friday afternoon before hand…

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July 2020

GA Lecture

July 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Janet Watson Lecture Theatre of the Geological Society, Burlington House
Piccadilly, London W1V 0JU United Kingdom
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July 3 – Geothermal Resources of the UK Dr Catherine Hirst

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Geology and Art Workshop

July 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Talk on geological work of fine artists, followed by a practical workshop where participants are encouraged to sketch and take part in guided exercises interspersed with short lectures. How best to keep field notebooks to record observations. Eridge Rocks is 10 minutes’ walk from Eridge Station, which can be reached within a 50 minute train ride from London Bridge. Meeting points and further details will be communicated to participants nearer the time. Contact details and emergency contact required at booking.…

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GA field trip – Wealden Excursion

July 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This trip continues the popular annual Wealden excursions and again will visit one of the sites in the Weald Clay of south-east England. Attendees will need to be sure they can safely cope with the conditions to be found in working quarries. Meeting points and further details will be communicated to participants nearer the time. Contact details and emergency contact required at booking.

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September 2020

Geology of Denbies vineyard, Lecture and wine tasting. Sussex.

September 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This trip to Denbies winery, near Dorking, will include; a lecture on ‘Geological & Climatic controls on two millennia of English viticulture’. A Winery tour a tutored tasting of 3 different wines. After lunch (pay for their own lunch in the restaurant) we will take a Vineyard Tour providing spectacular views of Box Hill, the North Downs, Mole Valley and the Weald. Maximum group size will be 25. Meeting points and further details will be communicated to participants nearer the…

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October 2020

GA Lecture

October 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Janet Watson Lecture Theatre of the Geological Society, Burlington House
Piccadilly, London W1V 0JU United Kingdom
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October 2 – A journey from Lilliput to Brobdingnag: Bivalve mollusc body size trends across the end-Triassic mass extinction and recovery Dr Jed Atkinson

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December 2020

GA Lecture

December 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Janet Watson Lecture Theatre of the Geological Society, Burlington House
Piccadilly, London W1V 0JU United Kingdom
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December 4 – Environmental conditions that existed during rebuilding of an Early Carboniferous ecosystem Prof Sarah Davies

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