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October 2018

Effects of the Variscan Orogeny in South West England and South Wales

October 20 @ 2:30 pm
Bournemouth Natural Science Society, 39 Christchurch Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 3NS United Kingdom
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Lecture: Effects of the Variscan Orogeny in South West England and South Wales Speaker: Alan Holiday Alan is an ex geology lecturer, and Chairman of the Dorset's Important Geological Sites (DIGS) group and the Dorset Geologists' Association Group (DGAG). Event date: 20th October 2018 at: 2.30pm

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Jurassic Coast Art Exhibition

October 21 @ 10:00 am - October 24 @ 5:00 pm
The Tithe Barn, The Tithe Barn
Symondsbury, Dorset United Kingdom
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Colin Bentley returns with the second year of his three-year artistic collaboration with the Jurassic Coast Trust. This exhibition will be held across four days in October (Sunday 21st – Wednesday 24th) at the beautiful Symondsbury Tithe Barn, just outside of Bridport, and is proudly supported by Symondsbury Estate. Colin will be showcasing a stunning selection of landscapes drawn from the middle section of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site between Axmouth and the Isle of Portland, encompassing Lyme Regis,…

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Crack Lane Quarry conservation

October 21 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Crack Lane Quarry, Crack Lane
Langton Matravers, Dorset
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An opportunity to study a geologically and historically important site. In the morning we shall carry out conservation work on this exposure of Purbeck Limestone of the Lower Cretaceous.  This is a shelly limestone (Broken Shell Limestone or Burr) used for building and the famous Purbeck Marble was extracted. Lunch will be taken in Worth Matravers where Mr Charlie Newman will demonstrate how he recreates replica oilshale decorative armlets of the Bronze Age and Iron Age using a pole lathe…

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November 2018

Bowleaze Cove: An Introduction to Geology

November 11 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Bowleaze Cove Dorset United Kingdom + Google Map

This annual visit with an excellent teacher gives a superb introduction to new geology students, and a valuable refresher to the rest of us. This part of the Jurassic coast is of interest for its stratigraphy, fossils, and environmental features. Field Trip (Day) Leader: Alan Holiday Booking

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DGAG Annual Dinner at the Wessex Royale Hotel

November 17
Wessex Royale Hotel, 32 High West Street
Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1UP United Kingdom
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Annual Dinner at the Wessex Royale Hotel, Dorchester. Guest Speaker: Robert Chandler. Menu and booking form will be in the Autumn Newsletter

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December 2018

Christmas Workshop at Broadmayne Village Hall

December 8 @ 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

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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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