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.
Get involved! For geoconservation work parties, see the Dorset’s Important Geological Sites (DIGS) events list.
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Saturday December 14th: Xmas workshop at Broadmayne Village Hall, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.Find out more »
Offshore wind farms: the importance of geology for renewable energy Talk by David Shiston (Atkins) Welcome to the next decade of the Anthropocene and the first DGAG lecture of the year.Find out more »
From South Georgia to the South Downs. Lecture by Professor Rory Mortimore (University of Brighton, retired). The geology of Chalk is likely to feature at some point!Find out more »
The surface of Mars: ancient and modern processes on the Red Planet. Lecture by Dr Joel Davis (ExoMars, Natural History Museum)Find out more »
As the National restrictions begin to relax, we hope to restart many of our planned events, including field trips. All events will be compliant with the relevant COVID-guidelines. Geologists' Association Coronavirus Action PlanFind out more »
Dorset geology, archaeology and history. Wessex OUGS Field Trip. Leader Kelvin Huff. Further details and booking from Wessex OUGS Events.Find out more »
Horn Park Quarry, National Nature Reserve and surrounding area. Wessex OUGS Field Trip. Leader Dr Bob Chandler. For futher information and booking see Wessex OUGS Events.Find out more »
Wessex OUGS Field Trip. Leaders: Sam Scriven and Chris Readman. For further details and booking see Wessex OUGS Events.Find out more »
Combined OUGS/DIGS field trip/geoconservation work party. Leader: Alan Holiday. Further details and booking from Wessex OUGS Events.Find out more »
Virtual Fossil Festival Coming Soon! Launch Date Saturday October 24th! The Great Bindon Landslip - Finally a Working Model?Find out more »
Instead of our usual meeting at Broadmayne Village Hall, we shall be hosting a number of virtual, online presentations: Corsica Holiday Rocks 2020 part 1 Holiday Rocks 2020 part 2 Holiday Rocks 2020 part 3 Explore the Geology and Terrain of Dorset Mining in the Newlands Valley, CumbriaFind out more »
Wessex OUGS Field Trip: Leader Alan Holiday. Further details and booking from Wessex OUGS Events.Find out more »
Because of National Covid-restrictions, our usual AGM at Broadmayne Village Hall cannot take place. Instead, there will be an online AGM via Zoom videoconferencing. Connection details will be emailed directly to Members.Find out more »
Carbonate concretions in the Jurassic Coast. Lecture by Professor Jim Marshall, Liverpool University.Find out more »
This is a 7 km walk which includes the geology of Newton Cove, Nothe Fort and Gardens, the Outer Harbour, the shops in St Mary's Street and St Thomas Street, the Rodwell Trail and Sandsfoot Castle. We will look at the different types of rocks used in the buildings and facings of shops which includes igneous and metamorphic rock types. As things stand at the moment we will do this walk in small groups of six or less. The cost…Find out more »
This field-trip is led by DGAG members Bob Chandler and John Whicher. It is to compare the Oolitic limestone beds in two quarries. Frogden Quarry which is still used by Sherborne Stone and Louse Hill Quarry which is a disused quarry on the way towards Bradford Abbas. The quarry manager for Sherborne Stone has very kindly agreed to open up the stoneworks yard at the weekend to show us how the stone is cut. The trip finishes in Bradford Abbas…Find out more »
A journey towards the core... of the Weymouth Anticline. The Fleet shore has a number of Geological Conservation Review (GCR) locations and includes Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) with a geological focus. However, nearby parking is limited and there is restricted access to privately-owned parts of the shore. This walk, led by Geoff Rowland (DGAG) and Andrew Lawrence (Moonfleet Manor Hotel) provides an opportunity to park and meet at the Moonfleet Manor Hotel and visit some classic locations on…Find out more »
Holiday Rocks: Geological talks at Broadmayne Village Hall. Tea and cake will be provided in the interval. Please let Kelvin 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.Find out more »
The Minster authorities have agreed to private supervised DGAG Field Trip access into St Cuthburga’s Church, Wimborne from 3.00pm to 5.00pm Saturday 6th November accompanied by Minster Friends. Those booking should please meet at 2.15 pm in the North Porch with a brolly, if possibly wet, and outdoor clothing to quickly circumvent the exterior in an anti-clockwise manner to appreciate the range of stones used on site from Saxon times to the present. Binoculars or opera glasses useful. The interior…Find out more »