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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October 2018

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

20th October 2018 @ 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

21st October 2018 @ 10:00 am - 24th October 2018 @ 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

21st October 2018 @ 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

11th November 2018 @ 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

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

Fossil book signing in Charmouth

1st December 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, Lower Sea Lane
Charmouth, Dorset DT6 6LL United Kingdom
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Book signing by Steve Snowball and Craig Chivers at the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre. Steve and Craig will be on hand to answer questions about their new book “A Guide to Fossil Collecting on the West Dorset Coast”. Authors’ profits go to the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre charity.

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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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Our Changing World

January 19 @ 10:10 am - 3:45 pm
The D’Urberville Centre, The D’Urberville Centre, Colliers Lane
Wool, Dorset BH20 6DL United Kingdom
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Programme of talks and AGM of the Wessex OUGS. Non-members welcome but please don't vote at the AGM! The charge for the whole day, including lunch, is £8 per person (NB: no charge for the AGM) 10.10am Registration 10.30am Dr Giles Droop - 'Continental collision in the Alps' 11.30am Dr Steve Sweetman - 'The vertebrate faunas of the Wealden and Purbeck groups' 12.40pm Buffet lunch (provided by committee and friends) 1.30pm AGM (agenda is available in the member's area) 2.20pm…

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