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    February 2020

    GA Lecture

    February 7, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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    March 2020

    GA Lecture

    March 6, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 8:00 am - March 22, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 - April 25, 2020
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    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, 2020 @ 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, 2020
    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, 2020 @ 8:00 am - May 24, 2020 @ 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, 2020

    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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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    January 2021

    GA Lecture: January 8 via Zoom

    January 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Almost like being there: new approaches to deciphering animal behaviour from trace fossils Dr Jon Noad (Canada)

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    GA Zoom Workshop ‘’Geology and Art 2’’ – Emma Theresa Jude

    January 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    This online workshop will focus on improving geological sketching both technical and artistic. 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.

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    GA Zoom Workshop Geological Photography – Dr Paul Markwick

    January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Photography is an essential part of geological field work. Being a good photographer helps but it’s not the full story. This workshop will examine how to take good field photographs to record geology. We will also look at how to take close-up specimen photographs and touch on wider uses of photography in geology. It will include exercises for participants and include a Q&A/discussion session

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    February 2021

    GA Lecture: February 5 via Zoom

    February 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Tectonic plates, mantle plumes, and the importance of keeping good time Dr Lucía Pérez Diaz (University of Oxford)

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    Virtual Essex Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show

    February 20 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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    March 2021

    GA Lecture: March 5 via Zoom

    March 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Halstead Lecture: Earthquake chasing around the world Dr Zöe Mildon (University Plymouth)

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    Geological Field Sketching Workshop – Virtual Zoom Workshop

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

    The complexities of real geology displayed on maps and sections may seem daunting. The aim of this online workshop is to provide basic rules and techniques than can be applied to interpret geological maps and appreciate geology in three dimensions. It will include exercises for participants to solve and include a Q&A/discussion session. The workshop will be directed by Norman Dutton and is suitable for beginners and anyone wishing to refresh their geological map reading skills.

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    Making Sense of Geological Maps – Virtual Zoom Workshop

    March 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    The complexities of real geology displayed on maps and sections may seem daunting. The aim of this online workshop is to provide basic rules and techniques than can be applied to interpret geological maps and appreciate geology in three dimensions. It will include exercises for participants to solve and include a Q&A/discussion session. The workshop will be directed by Norman Dutton and is suitable for beginners and anyone wishing to refresh their geological map reading skills.

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    Geological Photography with Dr Paul Markwick – Virtual Zoom Workshop

    March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    The complexities of real geology displayed on maps and sections may seem daunting. The aim of this online workshop is to provide basic rules and techniques than can be applied to interpret geological maps and appreciate geology in three dimensions. It will include exercises for participants to solve and include a Q&A/discussion session. The workshop will be directed by Norman Dutton and is suitable for beginners and anyone wishing to refresh their geological map reading skills.

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    April 2021

    GA Lecture: April 9 via Zoom 


    April 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    A journey from Lilliput to Brobdingnag: Bivalve mollusc body size trends across the end-Triassic mass extinction and recovery Dr Jed Atkinson (University of Leeds)

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