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.

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

For geoconservation workparties, see the DIGS website.

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July 2018

Fossil Fayre, Worth Matravers

28th July 2018 - 29th July 2018
The Square and Compass, Worth Matravers, The Square & Compass, Worth Matravers
Swanage, Dorset BH19 3LF United Kingdom
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Fossil Fayre at Worth Matravers. Come and meet the experts, view astounding and new finds and have your own fossils identified at the Square and Compass! DGAG will be there.

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August 2018

Field Trip to the Mendips

9th August 2018
Layby about 300 yards South East of St Hugh’s Church, Charterhouse., St Hughs Church
Charterhouse, Somerset BS40 7XR United Kingdom
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Although our last trip was only last week, the August trip is early in the month. It will be led by Martin Gledhill who has local interest and knowledge. The trip is 5 mile walk but follows a figure of eight route with the cars parked in the centre of the eight. The first loop of the walk is only a mile and a half long and would be ideal for anyone who doesn't feel up to the full 5…

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September 2018

Hampshire Mineral and Fossil Show

1st September 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Lyndhurst Community Centre, Community Centre, High Street
Lyndhurst, Hampshire SO43 7NY United Kingdom
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Minerals, fossils, gems, jewellery and books sales, displays and refreshments. Don't miss the DGAG stand! Admission £1. Free to Rockwatch members and accompanied children under 14.

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Poxwell Quarry conservation

3rd September 2018 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Poxwell Quarry, nr. Poxwell
Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8NB
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Conservation session at Poxwell Quarry Grid Ref: SY 743 835. Contact DIGS for further details.

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Field Trip to the Swanage Coast

8th September 2018 @ 10:30 am
Broad Road Car Park, Broad Road
Swanage, Dorset BH19 2AR United Kingdom
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Swanage Bay

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…

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October 2018

Holiday Rocks: Geological talks at Broadmayne Village Hall

13th October 2018
Broadmayne Village Hall, Cowleaze Rd, Broadmayne
Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8EW
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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 -…

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November 2018

DGAG Annual Dinner at the Wessex Royale Hotel

17th November 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Wessex Royale Hotel, 32 High West Street
Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1UP United Kingdom
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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…

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December 2018

Christmas Workshop at Broadmayne Village Hall

8th December 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Broadmayne Village Hall, Cowleaze Rd, Broadmayne
Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8EW
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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.

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January 2019

Oil in Dorset

January 9 @ 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 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.…

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January 12 @ 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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