Upcoming events of 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.
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A day of inspiring talks and lunch, celebrating the finale of Mendip Rocks 2018. Speakers include: Prof Chris King “Mining for Diamonds” Doug Robinson (Bristol University) – “Wells City Building Heritage – a 350 million year old story” Other speakers tbc Also: Local fossil collections on display and view the “Mendip Rocks! Box”. Raffle £15 to include ploughman’s lunch, tea and cake. BookingFind out more »
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 BookingFind out more »
Annual Dinner at the Wessex Royale Hotel, Dorchester. Guest Speaker: Robert Chandler. Menu and booking form will be in the Autumn NewsletterFind out more »
Christmas Workshop with buffet lunch at Broadmayne Village Hall. 10.00am-3.00pm Booking required for display tables and/or lunchFind out more »
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…Find out more »