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.

Get involved! For geoconservation work parties, see the Dorset’s Important Geological Sites (DIGS) events list.

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December 2019

Xmas workshop

14th December 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Broadmayne Village Hall, Cowleaze Rd, Broadmayne
Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8EW
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Saturday December 14th: Xmas workshop at Broadmayne Village Hall, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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January 2020

Offshore wind farms: the importance of geology for renewable energy

8th January 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dorset County Hall, Colliton Park
Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1XJ United Kingdom
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£5

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.

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DGAG AGM

11th January 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Broadmayne Village Hall, Cowleaze Rd, Broadmayne
Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8EW
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Saturday January 11th: DGAG AGM, Broadmayne Village Hall. 2 p.m.-5 p.m.

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February 2020

From South Georgia to the South Downs

12th February 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dorset County Hall, Colliton Park
Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1XJ United Kingdom
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£5.00

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!

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March 2020

The surface of Mars: ancient and modern processes on the Red Planet

11th March 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dorset County Hall, Colliton Park
Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1XJ United Kingdom
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£5.00

The surface of Mars: ancient and modern processes on the Red Planet. Lecture by Dr Joel Davis (ExoMars, Natural History Museum)

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DGAG Events and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

19th March 2020 - 31st March 2021

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 Plan

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July 2020

Studland

5th July 2020
£2.50

Dorset geology, archaeology and history. Wessex OUGS Field Trip. Leader Kelvin Huff. Further details and booking from Wessex OUGS Events.

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September 2020

CANCELLED Horn Park

6th September 2020
£2.50

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.

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CANCELLED Lyme Regis: Geology and Fossils

20th September 2020
£2.50

Wessex OUGS Field Trip. Leaders: Sam Scriven and Chris Readman. For further details and booking see Wessex OUGS Events.

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October 2020

CANCELLED Conservation on a Dorset RIGS

18th October 2020
£2.50

Combined OUGS/DIGS field trip/geoconservation work party. Leader: Alan Holiday. Further details and booking from Wessex OUGS Events.

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Lyme Regis Fossil Festival ONLINE

24th October 2020 - 26th October 2020
Lyme Regis Lyme Regis, Dorset United Kingdom

Virtual Fossil Festival Coming Soon! Launch Date Saturday October 24th! The Great Bindon Landslip - Finally a Working Model?

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Holiday Rocks! ONLINE

24th October 2020 - 24th November 2020

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, Cumbria

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November 2020

CANCELLED Bowleaze Cove: Introduction to geology

1st November 2020
Bowleaze Cove Dorset United Kingdom
£2.50

Wessex OUGS Field Trip: Leader Alan Holiday. Further details and booking from Wessex OUGS Events.

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January 2021

DGAG Annual General Meeting

January 9 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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.

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February 2021

Carbonate concretions in the Jurassic Coast

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - March 10 @ 8:30 pm

Carbonate concretions in the Jurassic Coast. Lecture by Professor Jim Marshall, Liverpool University.

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April 2021

Urban Geology Walk in Weymouth

April 25

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…

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August 2021

Inferior Oolite Quarries near Sherborne

August 14
£2

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…

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October 2021

Fleet Lagoon Walk

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Moonfleet Manor Hotel, Moonfleet Manor, Fleet Road
Weymouth, Dorset DT3 4ED United Kingdom
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£2

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…

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Holiday Rocks

October 23
Broadmayne Village Hall, Cowleaze Rd, Broadmayne
Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8EW
£2

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.

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November 2021

Wimborne Minster

November 6 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Wimborne Minster, High St, Wimborne Minster
Wimborne, Dorset BH21 1EB United Kingdom
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£2

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…

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