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Talk -Aspects of the geology of the Hampshire Basin – “an idiosyncratic view”

21st November 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dorset Geologist’s Association Group (DGAG) will host a talk on the Tuesday 21 November 2023.

Title: Aspects of the geology of the Hampshire Basin – an idiosyncratic view

Speaker: Tony Cross with an educational and entertaining talk on a “basin scale” that will be a mix of geology and human history. A talk to get everyone thinking of our place in history and geology!

Time: Talk will start at 7pm; finish approximately 8pm

Venue: Activity Meeting Room: Dorford Centre, Bridport Road, Dorchester, DT1 1RR

Lecture Entry Cost: £6 (£5 for DGAG members) collected on room entry

Booking a seat: Contact DGAG events at email: cwebb48578@aol.com

Talk Description: ‘A conscientious scientist who gives a title like this must feel that his chief debt is to the contemporaries and predecessors who actually did the work and made the discoveries’ – this paraphrases Derek Ager (1923–1993) whose book Introducing Geology (1961) started the speaker on a geological journey that has lasted a lifetime. Having been born and raised in Dorset, Tony Cross was drawn to what was on his doorstep and maintained an interest in the geology of his own county despite pursuing a career in the earth sciences which took him to many faraway places. This talk is a personal look at Dorset’s geology from many different viewpoints reinforcing the notion that what is under one’s feet is much more than an academic subject few have the opportunity to study

Photos: Courtesy of the speaker; Lulworth Cove – historical, Swanage Churchyard


21st November 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Dorford Centre
Dorchester Baptist Church, Bridport Road
Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1RR United Kingdom
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01305 262045
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