Geoconservation Henley in Arden

WGCG volunteers will be clearing the Arden Sandstone exposure along the A4189 Warwick Road, (Blackford Hill), in Henley in Arden. If you would like to be involved please get in touch with Max Down or send an email to [email protected]

Visit to Bockley Quarry

Blockley Quarry visit led by Jon Radley. This was rescheduled from 31 July 2021.

Evening Lecture (Zoom)

Dr Jonathan Paul of Royal Holloway University of London – Subsurface engineering and water resources of Greater London Register in advance for this meeting:

WGCG 3-Night Residential Field Trip to North Lincolnshire

This is a WGCG residential field trip to North Lincolnshire in August 2021. We are fortunate to have obtained the services of Paul Hildreth, sitting President of the Yorkshire Geological Society, who lives in the area and knows the geology (especially the Chalk) well, with a background in oil exploration and teaching. DurationFormal leadership will ...

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WGCG Members’ Field Visit to Blockley Quarry

Northcot Brick Blockley, Moreton-in-the-Marsh GL56 9LH

Blockley Brickpit (now re-named Wellacre Quarry) is owned by Northcot Brick Ltd., who allowparties to visit the site under supervision. Dale Moss will be our guide for the day.The location is near Moreton-in-the-Marsh, Gloucestershire about a mile NE of Blockley village on the B4479.WGCG Member, Jon Radley, has agreed to lead the trip, and is ...

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Talk: Mary Anning, The Fossil Woman by Tom Sharpe

Virtual (Zoom or YouTube) Zoom as if from - St Francis of Assisi R C Church, Kenilworth, Warwickshire

Introduction: It has been said that more has been written about Mary Anning, the fossil dealer of Lyme Regis, than about any other geologist, apart from Charles Darwin. But how much do we really know? How much is speculation? And how much is myth that has developed through the uncritical telling and retelling of her tale over the course of two centuries? Are we seeing a new Anning myth in the making, thanks to a recent film? Separating the facts from the fictions about Mary Anning can be challenging, but her story is a remarkable tale in its own right. This talk will examine what we know of the life of this extraordinary woman, her famous - and less well-known - discoveries, and her part within the wider network of the developing science of palaeontology in the early nineteenth century, and will seek to dispel at least a few of the Mary myths.


Talk: Iapetus No More – The continental collision that shaped Scotland by Angus Miller

Zoom Video Talk
Online Event

Five hundred million years ago, the Iapetus Ocean lay between three continents in the southern hemisphere. The tectonics of the next 100 million years brought different segments of continent together, formed the grain of the land and created the building blocks of much of Scotland’s landscape. This talk will explore the closure of the Iapetus Ocean, the formation of most of the metamorphic and igneous rocks of the Highlands and Southern Uplands, and the complex events that together make the most significant event in Scotland’s geological history.


Talk: ‘Henry Clifton Sorby – Sheffield’s Greatest Scientist’ by Noel Worley

Online Via Zoom or YouTube

‘Henry Clifton Sorby, Microscopist & Geologist – Sheffield’s Greatest Scientist’ by Noel Worley Samples re Henry Clifton Sorby The purpose of the talk is to review his principle successes, to examine the circumstances surrounding Henry Clifton Sorby’s life in Sheffield between 1826 to his death in 1908;


March 2021: Stuart Blake: An introduction to The Geology of Iceland

Zoom Video Talk

Wed 17 March 2021: Stuart Blake: "An Introduction to the Geology of Iceland" IntroductionThe geology of Iceland is unique. Situated on the divergent boundary between the Eurasian plate and the North American plate, it also lies above a hotspot, the Iceland plume. The plume is believed to have caused the formation of Iceland itself, the ...

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Feb 2021 Talk: “Geological Time and the Anthropocene.” by Ian Fairchild

Zoom Video Talk

Geological Time and the Anthropocene by Ian Fairchild Outline:– There is little doubt that mankind’s impact on the natural environment has increased dramatically in recent decades but … are we now living in a new epoch of geological time: the Anthropocene? Concepts from Earth System Science agree with stratigraphic markers that we went outside the range ...

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