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February 2020

GA Lecture

February 7 @ 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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February 7 – Drilling the Chicxulub Impact Crater Prof Jo Morgan

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March 2020

GA Lecture

March 6 @ 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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March 6 – Environments and Landscapes during the development of the mid-Palaeocene Hebridean Igneous Province, NW Scotland Dr Ian Williamson

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GA Dorset Weekend Field Trip

March 21 @ 8:00 am - March 22 @ 5:00 pm

This weekend trip will examine the upper half of the Lias Group, the MIddle and the Upper Jurassic, with bits of Cretaceous and Tertiary thrown in. The best tides are Sat 21 and Sun 22 March 2020. Attendees are to arrange their own accommodation. Bridport is recommended. 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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April 2020

GA behind the scenes NHM – William Smith’s fossils

April 3 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This event will take you behind the scenes at NHM London to look at the William Smith fossil collection. We are limited to a maximum tour size; however it can be run more than once in the afternoon if required. Afterwards members are invited to make their own way to Burlington House, Piccadilly, for tea at 5:30pm and where the evening GA lecture will follow a William Smith theme starting at 6:00pm Meeting points and further details will be communicated…

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GA Lecture

April 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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April 3 – “Pills and Politics”; a new look at George Bellas Greenough and his Geological Map of 1820. Prof Hugh Torrens

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Geological and Archaeological trip to the Teke Peninsula of Lycia in Southern Turkey

April 15 - April 25
Turkey Turkey

Geological and Archaeological trip to the Teke Peninsula of Lycia in Southern Turkey 15th to 25th April 2020. Leaders: Professor David Bridgland, Dr Robert Westaway and Alison Ure. This successful and popular trip has been run 3 times previously by OUGS, and this will be the third time David and Rob have led it. A write up in the OUGS national newsletter September 2014 can be accessed through the OUGS website. The area covered is the Lycian Region of South…

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May 2020

GA Lecture

May 1 @ 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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May 1 – Presidential Address Nick Pierpoint

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Geologists’ Association fieldtrip, north Somerset coast

May 23 @ 8:00 am - May 24 @ 5:00 pm

The field excursion will focus on magnificently exposed cliffs and the extensive foreshore between Blue Anchor Bay and Hinkley Point power station, north Somerset. This section provides some of the best outcrops of Triassic (Sherwood Sandstone and Mercia Mudstone Groups) to Lower Jurassic ‘Blue Lias’, including the transitional Penarth (‘Rhaetic’) Group recording one of the major marine transgressions of the rock record. It is also one of the best places anywhere to examine faults, fractures and compressional deformation, which in…

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June 2020

GA Lecture

June 5 @ 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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June 5 – Halstead Lecture: Deep carbon cycling over the past 200 million years: contributions from tectonic settings Kevin Wong

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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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