Upcoming events of general geological interest in Dorset, and the surrounding region, are listed below.

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Dorset Geologists’ Association Group (DGAG), Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset, Wiltshire.

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January 2019

Oil in Dorset

9th January 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dorset County Hall, Colliton Park
Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1XJ United Kingdom
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Talk by Alan Holiday, chairman of DGAG This is the first of a series of Earth Science-based lectures organised by DGAG in collaboration with other groups. As the Dorset County Museum is closed for refurbishment, 'til summer 2020,  the lectures will take place in a Committee Room at County Hall. They will follow the familiar pattern of being on the second Wednesday of the month starting at 7 pm. Parking is available behind County Hall and is free in the evening.…

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12th January 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Broadmayne Village Hall, Cowleaze Rd, Broadmayne
Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8EW
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Annual General Meeting for the Dorset Geologists' Association Group. Followed by a talk on coastal protection measures by Alan Holiday.

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February 2019

Kimmeridge Field Trip

28th February 2019

Led by Alan Holiday More details to be announced

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March 2019

Purbeck Stone

23rd March 2019 @ 11:30 am

Visit to a Purbeck quarry and its locality. Details to be confirmed.

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May 2019

Glamorgan Heritage Coast: DGAG Residential weekend

3rd May 2019 - 5th May 2019
Premier Inn, Premier Inn, Pencoed
Bridgend, CF35 5HY United Kingdom
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DGAG Residential weekend 2019 This year we are visiting the Glamorgan Heritage Coast (south-east Wales). Dates: Fri.3rd May to Sunday 5th May. Some may want to stay over Sunday night and do more on Monday. Leaders: John Scott and Kelvin Huff Come and view the results of Dinantian storms (Lower Carboniferous), the effects of the Variscan and later orogenies, Triassic desert wadis and lakes where early dinosaurs roamed. See the Triassic/Jurassic boundary and unconformities, a rare Jurassic rocky shoreline and…

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Lyme Regis Earth, Sea and Fossil Festival

3rd May 2019 - 5th May 2019
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Lyme Regis Fossil Festival 2019, will be held from Friday 3 to Sunday 5 May. To reflect current initiatives and concerns it is rebranded as the Earth, Sea and Fossil Festival and will have talks and events in the run-up to, and throughout, the festival reflecting this.

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GeoWeek 2019

4th May 2019 - 12th May 2019

Active Geoscience 4-12 May Get involved - run a GeoWeek event https://www.geoweek.org.uk https://www.bgs.ac.uk/geoweek

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June 2019

Hey Tor and beyond

6th June 2019

Igneous rocks and weathering.

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July 2019

Lyme Regis

4th July 2019

Led by Geoff Townson. Details to be confirmed.

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