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September 2018

The Plateau conservation, Undercliffs NNR

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Stepps Lane, Stepps Lane
Axmouth, Devon United Kingdom
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It is that time of year again when we carry out the all important grass cut and rake of Goat Island and the Plateau, to maintain the chalk grassland in good condition. Both sites lie within the rugged landslip terrain of the Axmouth to Lyme Regis Undercliffs National Nature Reserve. As usual we are roping in the help of a number of different volunteer groups (including AVDCS, EDCV and EuCAN) from East Devon and Dorset to help with this task.…

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Undercliffs Guided Walk

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Pinhay House, Pinhay House
Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3RQ
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Enjoy a 5-mile walk through the Axmouth to Lyme Regis Undercliffs National Nature Reserve. Though the focus of this walk will be a 'fungal foray' there is also the opportunity to experience the geology and geomorphology of this extensive coastal landslip environment. Join local fungi expert Dr David Allen to hunt for mushrooms in the wilds of the Undercliffs National Nature Reserve. We will explore the area below Pinhay including the secluded and remote Humble Glades, a series of open…

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Bumps in the Bay. Newly discovered seafloor structures in Weymouth Bay

September 23 @ 2:30 pm
The Etches Collection, Museum of Jurassic Marine Life
Kimmeridge, Dorset BH20 5PE United Kingdom
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The remarkable seafloor images of Weymouth Bay obtained by Dorset Wildlife Trust’s DORIS project provide new insights into the geology of the Jurassic Coast. Large circular structures revealed in the Purbeck Limestone have not previously been seen in any of the coastal cliffs or quarries from Durlston Bay to Portland, despite over a hundred years of geological research. Many geological processes can generate circular arrangements of strata from meteorite impacts to collapsed caves, volcanoes, reefs or to salt injection structures.…

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DIGS AGM and Site Management

September 25 @ 7:00 pm
Dorset Wildlife Trust, Brooklands Farm, Forston
Dorchester, Dorset DT2 7AA United Kingdom
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Dorset's Important Geological Sites group Annual General Meeting and follow up sites management meeting 7pm on at Dorset Wildlife Trust HQ, Forston.

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Charterhouse History and Blackdown Industrial Archaeology Walk

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Charterhouse Outdoor Activity Centre, Charterhouse
Bristol, Somerset BS40 7XR
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Join Dr Andrew Newton to discover the fascinating history of the Mendip Lead and other history on this walk of ~ 6miles. Drinks/waterproofs. Parking at AONB Car Park, Charterhouse Activity Centre, ST505 556. Sunday 30th Sept - 10.00am to 2pm Guided Walk Max 25. Booking

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October 2018

Geology Walk, Sidmouth

October 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sidmouth Museum, Hope Cottage, Church Street
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8LY United Kingdom
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Geology walk along Sidmouth's 'Jurassic Coast' seafront with Dr Roger Trend. Meet outside the Sidmouth Museum, Hope Cottage, Church Street, EX10 8LY. The walk will last about an hour and will be led by one of the local geologists. Price: £2.50

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Fault Lines in Seismic Communication: Earthquake Warning in Istanbul

October 10 @ 7:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Manor Pavilion Theatre, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP United Kingdom
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A talk by Prof Iain Stewart, MBE FGS FRSE, a Scottish geologist, a Fellow of the Geological Society of London, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and President of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society. Ian is Professor of Geoscience Communication at the University of Plymouth and also a member of the Scientific Board of UNESCO's International Geoscience Programme. Described as geology's "rock star", Stewart is best known to the public as the presenter of a number of science programmes for the…

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How do we know Earth’s climate is changing?

October 12 @ 7:30 pm
Cellar Bar, Kennaway House
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8NG
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A talk by Professor Graeme Stephens FRS. Professor Stephens is Co-Director, Center for Climate Sciences, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology and Professor Emeritus of the Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University. Professor Stephens has made major research contributions in three related areas; atmospheric radiative transfer, remote sensing and cloud climate feedbacks. He has published over 250 peer reviewed publications, a text book on remote sensing, has a citation count of over 25000 and a H-index of 75…

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Holiday Rocks. Geological talks at Broadmayne Village Hall

October 13
Broadmayne Village Hall, Cowleaze Rd, Broadmayne
Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8EW
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Holiday Rocks. Geological talks at Broadmayne Village Hall. The theme this year is Alpine Geology.

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Shake, Rattle and rocks: a Geo Day for the whole family

October 13 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Masonic Hall, 110 High Street
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8EF United Kingdom
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Interactive displays and activities featuring rocks, fossils, minerals and the Earth’s dynamic processes, highlighting the geology of the Jurassic Coast, Torbay Geo Park and the West Devon mining area. Participating groups will include Sidmouth Museum, Kent’s Cavern and the English Riviera Geo Park, the Jurassic Coast Trust, the artist Colin Bentley, the Devonshire Association Geology Group, the Royal Geographical Society and Sidmouth and Exmouth U3A Geology Groups. The theme of the Science Festival is ‘Science in our Lives’, which chimes…

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