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June 2019

The Shetlands

June 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am - June 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Leaders: Allen Fraser and Robina Barton Our first three days will be spent on the islands of Unst and Fetlar where we will examine aspects of the Shetland Ophiolite nappes. These will include depleted mantle and magma chamber rocks, inter-nappe sheared conglomerates and a later granite intrusion. We will also visit abandoned chromite quarries from the 19th. and 20th. centuries and a restored horse-driven ore crushing circle.

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GA Lecture

June 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Janet Watson Lecture Theatre of the Geological Society, Burlington House
Piccadilly, London W1V 0JU United Kingdom

June 7 – Virtual Reality and Drone Mapping- Geological Applications of Immersive Learning Claudia Ruiz-Graham

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July 2019

GA Lecture

July 5, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Janet Watson Lecture Theatre of the Geological Society, Burlington House
Piccadilly, London W1V 0JU United Kingdom

July 5 – Cretaceous amber: bits of ancient ecosystems Dr Ricardo Perez-De-La-Fuente

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The Wealden Excursion

July 28, 2019

Leaders: Peter Austen & Ed Jarzembowski Location: Wealden – exact location to be decided. This trip continues the popular annual Wealden excursions and again will visit one of the sites in the Weald Clay of south-east England. The venue will be confirmed later so as to take advantage of conditions at the time. Attendees will need to be sure they can safely cope with the conditions to be found in working quarries.

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August 2019

GA trip: North Lincolnshire weekend field trip

August 3, 2019 - August 4, 2019

Leaders: Dr. Michael Oates and Paul Hildreth This GA weekend Field Trip will focus on the Jurassic and Cretaceous rocks of North Lincolnshire. Access to a large working quarry has been obtained guaranteeing unobscured geology. PPE is essential and full requirements will be shared in the joining instructions. Meeting points and further details will be communicated to participants nearer the time. Participants are to arrange their own transport, accommodation and meals. Also suggest bring your own packed lunch into the…

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September 2019

Behind the scenes geology store tour

September 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

During 2019 we hope to celebrate the publication of the new GA guide to the geology of the Bristol area. This trip will take a ‘behind the scenes tour of the library and geology store’ at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery revealing some of the unseen treasures. We are limited to a maximum tour size of 10 people, however it can be run more than once in the afternoon if required.

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Jurassic geology around Bath/Bristol, Bath

September 21, 2019
Bath

Prof. Maurice Tucker is one of the authors, in the soon to be published and updated, GA guide to the geology of the Bristol area. The Saturday trip will visit Brown’s Folly near Bath and Midford to examine the rocks of the Great Oolite Group and Inferior Oolite.

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October 2019

GA Lecture

October 4, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Janet Watson Lecture Theatre of the Geological Society, Burlington House
Piccadilly, London W1V 0JU United Kingdom

October 4 – Searching for an impact crater in Scotland Dr Mike Simms

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GA Annual Conference

October 18, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - October 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Geological Resources in the North West: Past, Present and Future

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November 2019

Festival of Geology

November 2, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
University College, London, Gower Street
London, United Kingdom
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Free event for everyone interested in the Earth and its origins.

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Festival of Geology Walks

November 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
University College, London, Gower Street
London, United Kingdom
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Saturday 2 November Festival of Geology at UCL 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 Ruth Siddall 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

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Festival of Geology Trips – 3rd November 2019

November 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday 3 November Festival trips Non-GA Members and Beginners welcome but booking is essential using the links below. There is a charge of £5 per person per trip. For further details and to register for any of the trips below please contact fieldtrips@geologistsassociation.org.uk, telephone 020 7434 9298 or use the links below to register online via the GA website: www.geologistsassociation.org.uk/festival.html 1. City Building Stones Walk from Cannon Street to the Tower led by Dr Matthew Loader 2. Geotrail along the…

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December 2019

GA Lecture

December 6, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Janet Watson Lecture Theatre of the Geological Society, Burlington House
Piccadilly, London W1V 0JU United Kingdom

December 6 – The Secret Life of the starfish: The origin of asterozoan echinoderms in the Ordovician Dr Aaron Hunter

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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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The Rocky Fossil Roadshow

February 29 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 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

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 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…

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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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POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 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

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 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…

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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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POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE May 1 – Presidential Address Nick Pierpoint

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GASS 2020 – POSTPONED

May 15
Burlington House, Piccadilly

GASS 2020 POSTPONED It may not surprise you to hear that in this present climate we will be postponing the Geologists’ Association Student Symposium 2020 (GASS 2020), which was scheduled to be held at Burlington House on the 15th of May. Given the currently unfolding COVID-19 pandemic, and following the closure of the Geological Society until the end of April and current government advice, we have unfortunately had to make the tough decision to postpone the upcoming Geologists’ Association Student…

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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

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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