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July 2018

Wealden excursion

July 29, 2018

Leader: Pete Austen This trip will be to one of the working pits in the Wealden Clay of south-east England. The venue has now been confirmed as Smokejacks, just south of Walliswood (4 km southwest of Ockley), Surrey. The entrance is signed as Wienerberger Limited – Ewhurst Works.

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September 2018

Festival of Geology Photocompetition Deadline

September 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

A great opportunity for imaginative photography! Geology is all around us impacting on our daily lives. It’s in our shopping baskets, our homes and our streets as well as on mountains, volcanoes, beaches and quarries.

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Celebrate the South West – HOGG Event

September 18, 2018 - September 19, 2018
Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, Bath

Celebrate the South West 18-19 September, at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, Bath From Roman Baths to building stones, fossil finds to mineral mines, amateur, professional and academic geologists and collectors have played key roles in unravelling the fascinating geology and resources of the SW of Britain. Many of their names and achievements are now forgotten. A meeting about Collectors, Collections and the Geology of South West Britain, jointly organised by the History of Geology Group (HoGG) and…

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October 2018

GA Lecture – October 5 2018

October 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Janet Watson Lecture Theatre of the Geological Society, Burlington House
Piccadilly, London W1V 0JU United Kingdom

October 5th – Redrawing the geological map of South Wales - Professor John C. W. Cope

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GA Conference 2018 – The Geology of ‘Mordor’

October 19, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - October 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Lapworth Museum, University of Birmingham, University of Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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The Geology of 'Mordor' Geoscience and Geoconservation in the West Midlands. Lapworth Museum 19-21 October 2018 GA Annual Conference supported by Elsevier.

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November 2018

Festival of Geology 2018 Walks and Trips

November 3, 2018 - November 4, 2018
University College, London, Gower Street
London, United Kingdom

As part of the GA Festival of Geology, a series of walks and trips are offered to both GA and non-GA members. More details here: geologistsassociation.org.uk/festival/

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Festival of Geology 2018

November 3, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
University College, London, Gower Street
London, United Kingdom
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AGS North London Mineral, Gem and Fossil Show

November 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

AGS North London Mineral, Gem and Fossil Show

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December 2018

GA Lecture – December 7

December 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Janet Watson Lecture Theatre of the Geological Society, Burlington House
Piccadilly, London W1V 0JU United Kingdom

Hyoliths - where they fit in Dr Martin Smith

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January 2019

GA Lecture

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

January 4 – Control the Drainage: the Gospel Accorded to Sinkholes Dr Tony Waltham

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February 2019

GA Lecture

February 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Janet Watson Lecture Theatre of the Geological Society, Burlington House
Piccadilly, London W1V 0JU United Kingdom

February 1 – Henry Stopes Lecture The Climate, palaeogeography and early human settlement of Britain Prof Nick Ashton

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March 2019

GA Lecture

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

March 8 – Halstead Lecture *Note 2nd Friday* The secret Life of salt giants: 3d seismic data reveals new insights into the structural evolution of salt-influenced passive margins Sian Evans

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April 2019

Geological Highlights of Morocco

April 1 - April 10

Led by: Mr Mohamed Segaoui (Moha) (Morocco-Geo-Travel) www.atlasgeotours.com & Professor David Martill (University of Portsmouth) The Morocco trip for 2019 is full but please email to be on waiting list.

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GA Lecture

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

April 5 – Minerals from the English Midlands Roy Starkey

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GA Devon Weekend Field Trip

April 6 - April 7

This weekend trip will examine the Devonian and Permian rocks south of Torbay and towards Start Point. Starting with the Devonian succession, near Brixham, including stromatoporoid reef limestones with local fissure-filling infills of Permian red-beds.

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May 2019

GA Lecture

May 3 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Janet Watson Lecture Theatre of the Geological Society, Burlington House
Piccadilly, London W1V 0JU United Kingdom

May 3 – AGM and Presidential Address Risky Business –Exploring for Hydrocarbons Nick Pierpoint

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GA Yorkshire Coast weekend fieldtrip

May 18 - May 19

This GA weekend FieldTrip is being held to celebrate the recent publication of a new edition of GA Guide 34, “The Yorkshire Coast”, and forms part of “Yorkshire Geology Month”. Jurassic, Cretaceous and Pleistocene localities in the vicinity of Scarborough will be visited, and members should book accommodation in Scarborough, where there is a wide range of hotels and B&Bs.

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June 2019

The Shetlands

June 4 @ 8:00 am - June 11 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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

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 - August 4

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 @ 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
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 @ 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 @ 3:00 pm - October 20 @ 5:00 pm

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

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November 2019

Festival of Geology

November 2 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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