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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February 2019

A Look at the Microscopic Fossil Record of the Jurassic Coast

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dorset County Hall, Colliton Park
Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1XJ United Kingdom
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£5

Talk by Richard Hallett. It will give an introduction to Mesozoic microfossils, discuss their distribution in the local fossil record and contribution to understanding the stratigraphy of the Wessex Basin. This is the second 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…

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Kimmeridge Field Trip

February 28

Led by Alan Holiday More details to be announced

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March 2019

The Cretaceous–Paleogene unconformity in England

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dorset County Hall, Colliton Park
Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1XJ United Kingdom
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£5

Uplift and erosion related to the Icelandic mantle plume. Talk by Professor Andy Gale. This is the third 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…

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Purbeck Stone

March 23 @ 10:30 am

Visit to a Purbeck quarry and, in the afternoon, its locality. Details to be confirmed.

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April 2019

The deep structure beneath the Dorset region

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dorset County Hall, Colliton Park
Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1XJ United Kingdom
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£5

Using seismic lines, gravity, magnetics, boreholes and pure conjecture to re-construct the history from the Lower Paleozoic to the Triassic. Talk by Dr Malcolm Butler. This continues the 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…

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May 2019

Glamorgan Heritage Coast: DGAG Residential weekend

May 3 - May 5
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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GeoWeek 2019

May 4 - May 12

Active Geoscience 4-12 May Get involved - run a GeoWeek event https://www.geoweek.org.uk https://www.bgs.ac.uk/geoweek

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Lyme Regis Earth, Sea and Fossil Festival

May 4 - May 5
Lyme Regis Lyme Regis, Dorset United Kingdom + Google Map

Lyme Regis Fossil Festival 2019, will be held from Saturday 4 to Sunday 5 May. To reflect current initiatives and concerns it is rebranded as the Earth, Sea and Fossil Festival and will have talks and events in the run-up to, and throughout, the festival reflecting this. For the latest information, events and bookings see: www.fossilfestival.co.uk

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June 2019

Hay Tor and other Dartmoor locations

June 6

Igneous rocks and weathering. More details to follow.

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July 2019

Lyme Regis

July 4

Led by Geoff Townson. Details to be confirmed.

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