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October 2018

Earth Science Week

October 13 - October 21

'Earth science in our lives' Events across the UK and Ireland Get involved! Family activity days, School events, Field trips, Workshops and Talks From explosive volcanoes and towering mountains down to ancient fossils and microscopic minerals, Earth science is all around us! https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/earthscienceweek Events: https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/Education-and-Careers/Earth-Science-Week/ESW-18-Events  

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Batts Combe Quarry Tour: a Limestone Legacy

October 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Batts Combe Quarry, Batts Combe Quarry, Warrens Hill
Cheddar, Somerset BS27 3LR
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£5

A guided tour with Hanson UK to view inside this Burrington Oolite quarry, a mineral very valuable as a pure limestone for animal feed, toothpaste and many industrial fillers. Wear boots, long sleeves, no shorts, safety wear provided. Meet at Batts Combe Quarry office car park, Warrens Hill, Cheddar, BS27 3LR. Limited places. Charge £5pp. Booking for 10:00am-12:00pm

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Batts Combe Quarry Tour: a Limestone Legacy

October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Batts Combe Quarry, Batts Combe Quarry, Warrens Hill
Cheddar, Somerset BS27 3LR
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£5.00

A guided tour with Hanson UK to view inside this Burrington Oolite quarry, a mineral very valuable as a pure limestone for animal feed, toothpaste and many industrial fillers. Wear boots, long sleeves, no shorts, safety wear provided. Meet at Batts Combe Quarry office car park, Warrens Hill, Cheddar, BS27 3LR. Limited places. Charge £5pp. Booking An Earth Science Week Event

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Charles Moore and his Fossils

October 17 @ 7:30 pm
Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 16 Queen Square
Bath, Somerset BA1 2HN United Kingdom
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Matt Williams, BRLSI Collections Manager In 1854 Charles Moore joined the BRLSI and deposited his already substantial collections of fossils to be exhibited ‘for the Public Benefit’. On his death in 1881, the BRLSI purchased Moore’s collection from his widow for more than £1000. Now recognised as internationally important, this unique collection is still yielding new scientific discoveries and, now well cared for, is sure to inspire a deeper appreciation of geology and the history of life in future generations.…

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Halecombe Quarry Geology

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Somerset Earth Science Centre, Somerset Earth Science Centre Moon's Hill Quarry, Stoke St Michael
Radstock, Somerset BA3 5JU
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£5.00

A rare chance to see inside this working limestone quarry and explore the rock exposures with Dr Ian Brewer, Senior Geologist with Tarmac. For 16yrs and over. Charge £5 pp. Wear boots, long sleeves, no shorts, safety wear provided. Limited places 10 per tour. Booking Parking at Somerset Earth Science Centre (SESC), for minibus tour. Please arrive 15 mins prior to start promptly. Info: Gill Odolphie 01749 840156 An Earth Science Week Event

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Halecombe Quarry Geology

October 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Somerset Earth Science Centre, Somerset Earth Science Centre Moon's Hill Quarry, Stoke St Michael
Radstock, Somerset BA3 5JU
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£5.00

A rare chance to see inside this working limestone quarry and explore the rock exposures with Dr Ian Brewer, Senior Geologist with Tarmac. For 16yrs and over. Charge £5 pp. Wear boots, long sleeves, no shorts, safety wear provided. Limited places 10 per tour. Booking Parking at Somerset Earth Science Centre (SESC), for minibus tour. Please arrive 15 mins prior to start promptly. Info: Gill Odolphie 01749 840156 An Earth Science Week Event

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Effects of the Variscan Orogeny in South West England and South Wales

October 20 @ 2:30 pm
Bournemouth Natural Science Society, 39 Christchurch Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 3NS United Kingdom
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Lecture: Effects of the Variscan Orogeny in South West England and South Wales Speaker: Alan Holiday Alan is an ex geology lecturer, and Chairman of the Dorset's Important Geological Sites (DIGS) group and the Dorset Geologists' Association Group (DGAG). Event date: 20th October 2018 at: 2.30pm

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Jurassic Coast Art Exhibition

October 21 @ 10:00 am - October 24 @ 5:00 pm
The Tithe Barn, The Tithe Barn
Symondsbury, Dorset United Kingdom
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Colin Bentley returns with the second year of his three-year artistic collaboration with the Jurassic Coast Trust. This exhibition will be held across four days in October (Sunday 21st – Wednesday 24th) at the beautiful Symondsbury Tithe Barn, just outside of Bridport, and is proudly supported by Symondsbury Estate. Colin will be showcasing a stunning selection of landscapes drawn from the middle section of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site between Axmouth and the Isle of Portland, encompassing Lyme Regis,…

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Explore Ebbor Gorge Family Fun Day

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ebbor Gorge National Nature Reserve, Ebbor Gorge National Trust Car Park Somerset United Kingdom + Google Map

Fun packed family day of sand pit 'fossil digs’, story-telling, guided walks to gorge and caves and much more to reveal the reserve’s unique geology and rare archaeological finds. With Mendip Hills AONB, SESC, The Mendip Society and Natural England. Family activities/rocks and fossils. Refreshments. Ebbor Gorge National Nature Reserve, ST 520 484. Car park on Priddy to Wookey road. No need to book. An Earth Science Week Event

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Crack Lane Quarry conservation

October 21 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Crack Lane Quarry, Crack Lane
Langton Matravers, Dorset
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An opportunity to study a geologically and historically important site. In the morning we shall carry out conservation work on this exposure of Purbeck Limestone of the Lower Cretaceous.  This is a shelly limestone (Broken Shell Limestone or Burr) used for building and the famous Purbeck Marble was extracted. Lunch will be taken in Worth Matravers where Mr Charlie Newman will demonstrate how he recreates replica oilshale decorative armlets of the Bronze Age and Iron Age using a pole lathe…

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