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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October 2018

Festival Finale at Wells Museum: Geo resources in our lives

October 28 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wells and Mendip Museum, 8 Cathedral Green
Wells, Somerset BA5 2UE United Kingdom
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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. Booking

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November 2018

Bowleaze Cove: An Introduction to Geology

November 11 @ 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

November 17
Wessex Royale Hotel, 32 High West Street
Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1UP United Kingdom
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Annual Dinner at the Wessex Royale Hotel, Dorchester. Guest Speaker: Robert Chandler. Menu and booking form will be in the Autumn Newsletter

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December 2018

Christmas Workshop at Broadmayne Village Hall

December 8 @ 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

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May 2019

Glamorgan Heritage Coast: DGAG Residential weekend

3rd May 2019 - 5th May 2019
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

4th May 2019 - 12th May 2019

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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