Talk – A Geological Tour of Namibia

Dorset Geologists Association Group (DGAG) will host a talk on the Tuesday 20 February 2024.
A Geological Tour of Namibia
Speaker: Alan Driscole (DGAG member) – forty years in the oil & gas business including the Atlantic margin from the Barents Sea south to …… Namibia
Time: Talk will start at 7pm; finish approximately 8pm
Venue: Activity Meeting Room: Dorford Centre, Bridport Road, Dorchester, DT1 1RR
Lecture Entry Cost: £6 (£5 for DGAG members) collected on room entry
Booking a seat: Contact DGAG events at email:
Talk Description: From some of the oldest fossils and highest dunes in the world to the largest meteorite, Namibia is a geological treasure house. In this talk we’ll explore the history of Namibia; from the Precambrian to the present day, making a diversion offshore to see how this history has been controlled by the formation and dismemberment of Gondwanaland. We’ll also discuss Namibia’s emerging important for both “old” energy and the energy transition.
Photos A & B: Courtesy of the speaker
A: Dunes at Sossusvlei
B: The Hoba meteorite (with the speaker for scale)

Holiday Rocks Workshop with Talks

Dorset Geologist’s Association Group (DGAG) will host the annual Holiday Rocks Talks & Workshop on the Saturday 21 October 2023.

Theme: Post summer holiday (or indeed from other occasions!) talks of places visited and puzzling over rocks or fossils found. Anyone is welcome to share tales of their holiday rocks/fossils or indeed bring any! If you would like to speak a few words about the rocks/fossils and context even better, any presentation format is fine even paper, models etc! We have tables and a projector and facility to connect to laptops and a screen if required.

Time: start at 2.00 pm; finish approximately 4.00 pm

Venue: Broadmayne Village Hall, Cowleaze Road, Broadmayne, Dorset Exact location using what 3 words: innovate.regarding.poem (link to free app

Entry Cost: £2 collected on room entry (to cover Tea/coffee & cake)

Booking: Contact DGAG events at email:
There is plenty of room but it would be good to know who is coming.

Photo: Foraminifera and Coccolith Fossils from the Kimmeridge Clay Formation, Ammonite zone: Pectinatites pectinatus. Photo is a SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) image courtesy of J. Poole (DGAG member) and interpretation by C. Webb & Etches Collection.