Dec 2020 Talk: History & Hidden Gems of the Lapworth Museum of Geology, Aerona Moore

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History and Hidden Gems of the Lapworth Museum of Geology, Aerona Moore

Roary at the Lapworth Museum of Geology. (Photo credit: Greg Milner)


The Lapworth Museum of Geology holds the finest and most extensive collections of fossils, minerals and rocks in the Midlands. Dating back to 1880, it is one of the oldest specialist geological museums in the UK. Enabling visitors to explore life over the past 3.5 billion years, the Lapworth Museum showcases exceptional objects of both scientific and historical importance.

This talk will reveal the Museums fascinating history and its recent transformational redevelopment. Hear about the influential geologists who have contributed to the Museum’s collections, including Charles Lapworth whom the Museum is named after. Explore some of the Museums hidden gems, favourite objects and the fascinating stories they tell.


Aerona Moore, Learning & Engagement Officer at Lapworth Museum of Geology. (Photo credit: Greg Milner)


Aerona Moore, Learning and Engagement Officer at the Lapworth Museum of Geology.

Aerona has nearly 10 years of experience in engaging people of all ages with geology. After completing her undergraduate in Geoscience at the University of St Andrews, she completed a research Masters in mid ocean ridge volcanism in Canada. She has since worked in some iconic geological places, including the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and Arran Geopark, before starting at the Lapworth Museum in 2018.





More about WGCG
WGCG programmes include talks, currently virtual, field walks and residential field visits. WGCG creates and publishes trail guides and interpretation panels. We survey local geological sites (LGS) and works to conserve some of them. We can provide bursaries via the Holloway Award. We invite you to take a look at the geology, geodiversity, iceage history revealed in the Brandon Wall. We hope you will find great interest in The Geology of Warwickshire provided by the Warwickshire Geological Conservation Group (WGCG) including Meriden Shafts, Stratford Trail Guide, Solihull, Rugby, Guides to Building Stones in many towns, Corley Rocks and Burton Dassett Hills. Come and see the Warwickshire’s Jurassic rocks and fossils including ammonites and belemnites.

Zoom Talk

You are invited to a Zoom meeting. You can join the meeting on Wed 9 Dec 2020 from 7:00 pm i.e., up to 30 minutes beforehand.

Talk starts promptly at 7:30 pm

Please register well in advance of the evening of 9 Dec 2020 with the Registration Link that will be placed here on 2 Dec 2020:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting with a link to be used on the night.

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