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September 2018

Charterhouse History and Blackdown Industrial Archaeology Walk

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Charterhouse Outdoor Activity Centre, Charterhouse
Bristol, Somerset BS40 7XR
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Join Dr Andrew Newton to discover the fascinating history of the Mendip Lead and other history on this walk of ~ 6miles. Drinks/waterproofs. Parking at AONB Car Park, Charterhouse Activity Centre, ST505 556. Sunday 30th Sept - 10.00am to 2pm Guided Walk Max 25. Booking

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October 2018

MEMO Project, Portland

October 6 - October 7
St George’s Church, St George's Church, Reforne
Portland, Dorset DT5 2JP United Kingdom
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MEMO (with Jurassica) in partnership with Eden Project International developing a new world-class visitor destination for Portland Drop in sessions: meet the team hear the latest on progress be immersed in Virtual Reality community consultation get involved

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Geology Walk, Sidmouth

October 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sidmouth Museum, Hope Cottage, Church Street
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8LY United Kingdom
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£2.50

Geology walk along Sidmouth's 'Jurassic Coast' seafront with Dr Roger Trend. Meet outside the Sidmouth Museum, Hope Cottage, Church Street, EX10 8LY. The walk will last about an hour and will be led by one of the local geologists. Price: £2.50

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Fault Lines in Seismic Communication: Earthquake Warning in Istanbul

October 10 @ 7:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Manor Pavilion Theatre, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP United Kingdom
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£3.00

A talk by Prof Iain Stewart, MBE FGS FRSE, a Scottish geologist, a Fellow of the Geological Society of London, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and President of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society. Ian is Professor of Geoscience Communication at the University of Plymouth and also a member of the Scientific Board of UNESCO's International Geoscience Programme. Described as geology's "rock star", Stewart is best known to the public as the presenter of a number of science programmes for the…

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How do we know Earth’s climate is changing?

October 12 @ 7:30 pm
Cellar Bar, Kennaway House
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8NG
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A talk by Professor Graeme Stephens FRS. Professor Stephens is Co-Director, Center for Climate Sciences, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology and Professor Emeritus of the Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University. Professor Stephens has made major research contributions in three related areas; atmospheric radiative transfer, remote sensing and cloud climate feedbacks. He has published over 250 peer reviewed publications, a text book on remote sensing, has a citation count of over 25000 and a H-index of 75…

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Holiday Rocks: Geological talks at Broadmayne Village Hall

October 13
Broadmayne Village Hall, Cowleaze Rd, Broadmayne
Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8EW
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£2.00

Holiday Rocks: Geological talks at Broadmayne Village Hall. Talks on the French and Swiss Alps plus Norway. Tea and cake will be provided in the interval. Please let Kelvin Huff 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. Image: The Aletsch Glacier, the largest glacier of the Alps, in Switzerland. © Dirk Beyer -…

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Shake, Rattle and Rocks: a Geo Day for the whole family

October 13 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Masonic Hall, 110 High Street
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8EF United Kingdom
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Interactive displays and activities featuring rocks, fossils, minerals and the Earth’s dynamic processes, highlighting the geology of the Jurassic Coast, Torbay Geo Park and the West Devon mining area. Participating groups will include Sidmouth Museum, Kent’s Cavern and the English Riviera Geo Park, the Jurassic Coast Trust, the artist Colin Bentley, the Devonshire Association Geology Group, the Royal Geographical Society and Sidmouth and Exmouth U3A Geology Groups. The theme of the Science Festival is ‘Science in our Lives’, which chimes…

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Shake, Rattle and Rocks: Geo Day Short Talks Programme

October 13 @ 11:15 am - 4:15 pm
Masonic Hall, 110 High Street
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8EF United Kingdom
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11.15 – 11.45 Richard Edmonds - Freelance Geologist - “New Mapping and Modelling of the Great Bindon Landslide of 1839”: The landslide is one of the most famous in the world and yet there is no agreement on how it formed. New mapping has been made possible through data from the Plymouth Coastal Observatory and from that, a new interpretation for the mechanism of failure has been developed. 12.00 – 12.30 Malcolm Hart - Emeritus Professor of Micropalaeontology, University of…

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Burrington Combe Geo Walk

October 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Burrington Inn, Burrington Inn, Burrington Combe
Bristol, Somerset BS40 7AT United Kingdom
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Explore the carboniferous series rocks in the Combe with Dr Peter Hardy. Geo walk to discover the geological history of the Burrington rocks, from oldest to youngest carboniferous rocks as we walk up the Combe. Parking in lower car park of Burrington Combe/Burrington Inn. BS40 7AU. Max 15. Saturday 13th Oct - 2pm-4.30pm An Earth Science Week event Booking

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Somerset Coal Field Walk Radstock: Middle Pit and Clandown

October 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
£3.00

A walk with Richard Frost and the Mendip Society around the industrial remains of the Somerset Coal Field. Remains of old mines, batches & railways. Some moderate climbs/descents, stiles, may be muddy in places. Parking near to Radstock Museum, BA3 3EP. Walking boots/shoes, approx. 5 miles. Donations £3pp. An Earth Science Week Event Booking

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