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.

For a more specific listing, use the search bar, below, or select one of the following categories:
Dorset Geologists’ Association Group (DGAG), Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset, Wiltshire.

Get involved! For geoconservation work parties, see the Dorset’s Important Geological Sites (DIGS) events list.

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September 2019

The 30th Anniversary Hampshire Mineral & Fossil Show

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Lyndhurst Community Centre, Community Centre, High Street
Lyndhurst, Hampshire SO43 7NY United Kingdom
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The 2019 Hampshire Mineral and Fossil Show will be the 30th that SMFS have organised since the first held on Saturday 29th September 1990 at the Avenue Hall in Southampton.   Offers of help with the DGAG and DIGS displays would be very welcome 😉   Doors open to the public at 10:00 and the Show finishes at 16:30. Admission is only £1 for adults with accompanied children and Junior RockWatch members free (show membership card). The Show is in…

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Ammonites to Octopods

September 8 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Etches Collection, Museum of Jurassic Marine Life
Kimmeridge, Dorset BH20 5PE United Kingdom
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Talk on the evolution and behaviour of cephalopods and how to get involved with citizen science research. Suggested £5 donation on the door. Dr. Gavan Cooke is a behavioural ecologist and evolutionary biologist at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. His talk will encompass the evolution of cephalopods from the extinct ammonites to the present-day cuttlefish and octopus. Ammonites are the most familiar of fossils and were abundant in our seas 240 million years ago making them a common find along…

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Jurassic Coast Partnership Plan Public Drop-in Sessions

September 10 @ 12:00 am - September 25 @ 12:00 am

Have your say on the Jurassic Coast! As part of the process to create their new Partnership Plan, the document which will guide management of the World Heritage Site for the next five years, the Jurassic Coast Trust is holding a series of free drop-in consultation days across Dorset and East Devon. JCT staff will be on hand at each location to talk through the new Plan and answer any questions you might have about it. The Plan encompasses everything…

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Ferruginous upwelling and phosphate availability in the Roper Basin, Australia

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dorset County Hall, Colliton Park
Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1XJ United Kingdom
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Our first Autumn 2019 Lecture. It is by Brooke Johnson (University of Oxford) on: Ferruginous upwelling and phosphate availability in the Roper Basin, Australia. Wednesday September 11 Dorset County Hall 7 pm

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Golden Cap Walk

September 21 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Golden Cap Holiday Park, Seatown
Chideock, Dorset DT6 6JX United Kingdom

An invigorating walk to the top of the highest point on England’s south coast – Golden Cap in West Dorset. This walk begins at Golden Cap Holiday Park at 10:30am, and will take you up and over Golden Cap itself, from where you can take in spectacular views across the Jurassic Coast. The walk will also take in the ruins of St. Gabriel’s Church, and the “secret beach” of St. Gabriel’s Mouth if access is available. Returning via the easier walking…

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DIGS AGM and general meeting

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dorset Wildlife Trust, Brooklands Farm, Forston
Dorchester, Dorset DT2 7AA United Kingdom
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7:00 pm Tuesday 24 September (moved from 10 September)

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Clatworthy Reservoir, Brendon Hills, West Somerset

September 28
Clatworthy Reservoir, Public Car Park at Clatworthy Reservoir
Clatworthy, Somerset TA4 2EJ United Kingdom
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Local Geology Site (LGS) Conservation. This Field Trip (Day) is a continuation of the clearance work started at this Local Geology Site last Summer. We hope to reveal more of the geological structure of the site. This is a Local Geology Site consisting of three locations by Clatworthy Reservoir. Last year we cleared vegetation and soil from the outcrops to reveal a previously unknown fault within the Devonian Morte Slates. The plan now is to continue the clearance and also…

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Geology and Fossils, Lyme Regis

September 29 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Wessex OUGS Field Trip: Geology and Fossils, Lyme Regis with Sam Scriven. A day studying the geology and fossils of the Lower Jurassic at Lyme Regis. Sunday, 29th September.

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October 2019

Sidmouth Science Festival

October 4 - October 13
Sidmouth Sidmouth, Devon United Kingdom

Sidmouth Science Festival started as a weekend event in 2012 and has grown to lasting 10 days now. It is aimed at all ages and abilities and most events are FREE. Some events have proved to be very popular and are repeated again this year whilst adding new events has helped to keep the Festival fresh. So visit Sidmouth Science Festival for hours of entertaining and thought-provoking events including talks and workshops. Learn about fossils, stars, energy, light, weather, brains,…

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When did the Moroccan High Atlas get high?

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dorset County Hall, Colliton Park
Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1XJ United Kingdom
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Lecture by Dr Sarah Boulton (University of Plymouth) Wednesday October 9 Dorset County Hall 7 pm

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