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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The surface of Mars: ancient and modern processes on the Red Planet. Lecture by Dr Joel Davis (ExoMars, Natural History Museum)Find out more »
Lower and Middle Triassic Rocks. Wessex OUGS Field Trip. Leaders Prof. John Mather and Dr. Jenny Bennett Further details and booking from Wessex OUGS EventsFind out more »
Carbonate concretions in the Jurassic Coast. Lecture by Professor Jim Marshall, Liverpool University.Find out more »
DGAG Field Trip to Portishead. Leader Alan Holiday. Meet at 10.30 am at the western end of the esplanade at Portishead. Nearest postcode to rendezvous: BS20 7HU. Then walk SW along the Severn Estuary foreshore looking at Devonian Old Red Sandstone (ORS) sediments with interesting sedimentary structures before seeing a fine example of an unconformity with Triassic breccia over the ORS sediments. Later, look at the eastern end of the section (Woodhill Bay) where Lower Carboniferous sediments show…Find out more »
Active GeoScience. GeoWeek is a new initiative, launched in 2018, that aims to promote 'active geoscience' via a 'week' of field trip activities taking place across the UK and Northern Ireland between 9–17 May 2020. GeoWeek seeks to introduce as many members of the public to geoscience as possible, mainly through outdoor activities such as urban, rural or coastal field trips.Find out more »
This field trip was originally scheduled for Wednesday 25 March. However, due to flooding in the area, has been postponed to Wednesday 20 May. DGAG Field Trip: Steve Hannath is taking us on a 5 mile walk in the Vale of Wardour, then after lunch at the Wyndham Arms in Dinton, the manager of Chicksgrove Quarry will take us on a tour. As we need to order our food before the day members should book their place with Val Fogarty…Find out more »
DGAG Field Trip. Leader Alan Holiday. Includes visits to Haytor, Two Bridges Quarry, Burrator Reservoir and Merivale Quarry. Detailed itinerary: Take A35 to Exeter then follow M5 around Exeter. Take A38 (signposted for Plymouth) at end of motorway section. Take A382 Bovey Tracey road. Then follow B3344 and look for Haytor sign. Park at third car park nearest to Haytor. There are toilets at the first car park. Locality 1: Haytor. GR SX 7587 73. Granite varieties - Tor Granite…Find out more »
Wessex OUGS Field Trip. Leader David Bone. For further details and booking see Wessex OUGS EventsFind 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 »
DGAG Residential Weekend. We will be visiting the Black Country UNESCO Global Geopark on the weekend of the 11th to 14th September 2020. Please note that this is a change from the original dates in May. It should be a fabulous trip to a fascinating area in terms of its geology. The region is the source of vast quantities of minerals that powered the industrial revolution. The oldest rock layers are limestones and shales full of shelly fossils and coral…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 »
Visit the 2020 Sidmouth Science Festival online for talks and competitions which you can do from home. Learn about fossils, dinosaurs, stars, energy, light, weather, boats, rockets and much more. Race a rubber band car. Visit the gallery of schools’ art. Celebrate Ada Lovelace Day with a female speaker. We aim to excite curiosity in people to explore Science in their lives. There will be family friendly events which are educational as well as fun. Something for all abilities and…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 »
The Geologists' Association first Virtual Festival of Geology is now live and this year it’s easy to attend from wherever in the world you are! We have our regular displays from Local societies, museums exhibits and tours. There are geological traders and the GA will be offering special Festival prices for GA Guides. There are 4 Lectures which will have a live Q & A afterwards. Don't forget to take a look at the fabulous entries of the 2020 GA…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. As things stand at the moment we will do this walk in small groups of six or less. The cost will be £2. Please get in touch with our field Officer Val Fogarty if you wish to come on this trip. This walk is…Find out more »