Welcome to the official website of the Dorset Geologists. Association Group (DGAG).
Upcoming events of general geological interest in Dorset, and the surrounding region, are listed below.
For geoconservation workparties, see the DIGS website.
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We will be looking at the Swanage coast between Peveril Point and Ballard Down. 10.30 a.m. onward. Meet at Broad Road Car Park for 10.30 a.m. (Grid Reference: SZ 035 785, Postcode: BH192AR) and walk to Peveril Point to look at the top of the Purbeck sequence. Then drive and park near Bull and Boat Café/Restaurant (Grid Reference SZ 031 796, Postcode: BH19 1LH) and walk north along the beach to look at Wealden Beds and Greensand as well as…Find out more »
Holiday Rocks: Geological talks at Broadmayne Village Hall. Talks on the French and Swiss Alps plus Norway. Tea and cake will be provided in the interval. Please let Kelvin Huff know if you are attending as we need to plan refreshments. There will be a charge of £2 towards the costs of hall hire and refreshments. Any help with kitchen duties would also be appreciated. Image: The Aletsch Glacier, the largest glacier of the Alps, in Switzerland. © Dirk Beyer -…Find out more »
DGAG Annual Dinner at the Wessex Royale Hotel, Dorchester. A three-course dinner followed by coffee and mints. Meet at 7:00 pm for 7:30 pm. Guest Speaker: Robert Chandler. There is limited parking on site but there is free parking across the road at the County Hall car park. A licensed bar will be available. Menu and booking form is in the Autumn Newsletter or use the online form below. The cost is £27.50 per person. Payment should be made by…Find out more »
Christmas Workshop with buffet lunch at Broadmayne Village Hall. 10.00am-3.00pm Booking required for display tables and/or lunch (£3). If you just turn up you'll still be very welcome but we can't guarantee there'll be lunch for you! It's also an opportunity to renew your DGAG membership at a bargain £12 for 2019.Find out more »
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 Committee Room 1 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.…Find out more »
Annual General Meeting for the Dorset Geologists' Association Group. Followed by a talk on coastal protection measures by Alan Holiday.Find out more »
Led by Alan Holiday. We will be looking at sections east and west of Kimmeridge. You will need to bring a packed lunch. Underfoot conditions: shingle and boulder hopping. So, walking poles may be needed. Likely finish time 4 pm. Please let us know if you would like to visit the Etches Collection Museum in Kimmeridge village as this can be included at your expense (£8 for an annual pass). Meet at the disused Portland Limestone quarry above Kimmeridge village,…Find out more »
Talk by Richard Hallett. It will give an introduction to Mesozoic microfossils, discuss their distribution in the local fossil record and contribution to understanding the stratigraphy of the Wessex Basin. This is the second 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 Committee Room 1 at County Hall. They will follow the familiar pattern of being…Find out more »
Talk by Professor Andy Gale. The Cretaceous-Paleogene unconformity in England. Uplift and erosion related to the Icelandic mantle plume. During the late Cretaceous to early Paleogene, the present-day area of Britain and Ireland emerged from nearly total submergence by the chalk sea. What mechanism was responsible for this major marine regression? This is the third 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…Find out more »
Includes a visit to Lander's Quarry for 10.30 a.m. We'll be shown round by Trev Haysom, a leading authority on the Purbeck Beds. We will visit both the quarry and the mine. Therefore participants should have a torch, hard hat, waterproofs and wellies. We will then go to the Square and Compass for lunch before a circular walk to Winspit and Seacombe Cliff and Quarry and then returning to Worth Matravers. Alan Holiday is leading the second half of the…Find out more »