Upcoming Events

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;

Free

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 See some relevant slides More about WGCGWGCG 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 ...

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Jan 2021 Talk: New Ordovician fossil discovery in Wales

Zoom Video Talk

Castle Bank: A new Ordovician Burgess Shale-type fauna in Wales, by Dr Joe Botting ” … most important fossil discovery since Fezouata Biota … potential to revolutionise our view of Ordovician evolution & ecosystems,” Dr Joe Botting. Speaker: Dr. Joseph P. Bottingis a palaeontologist specialising in the evolution of sponges, echinoderms, and Ordovician ecosystems. He is ...

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

Zoom Video Talk

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

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Nov 2020 Talk: The Jurassic Coast: The biggest story on Earth, Richard Edmonds

Zoom Video Talk

This evening’s Zoom Talk will be preceded by WGCG AGM at 7:00pm, for 30 mins WGCG 2020 AGM – Zoom will open at 06:30 pm for a 7.00 pm start for the AGM.  The lecture will follow at 7.30 pm. The Annual Report for the AGM has been e-mailed to members. All members are encouraged to participate. Zoom ...

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Oct 2020 Talk: From Coprolites to Cholera, the life of William Buckland, by Peter Lincoln

Zoom Video Talk

To WGCG Members, Friends and Guests,We are pleased to have another talk via Zoom on Wed 21 Oct 2020 at 7.00 for a prompt 7:30 pm start.The talk will be at 7:30 pm followed by the WGCG 2020 AGM From Coprolites to Cholera – the extraordinary life of William Buckland, Presented by Peter Lincoln AbstractWilliam ...

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Sept 2020 Talk: Life & Death in the Jurassic Sea of Dorset, Malcolm Hart

Zoom Video Talk

To WGCG Members, Friends and Guests,We are pleased to have another talk via Zoom on Wed 16 Sept 2020 at 7.15 for a prompt 7:30 pm start. Full title: Jurassic calamari: new research on fossil squid-like cephalopods from the Wessex Basin.’Malcolm Hart (Emeritus Professor, University of Plymouth). AbstractDiscoveries of some exquisite specimens of soft parts ...

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Aug 2020 Talk: Mining in North Wales, Rob Vernon

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

Metal Mining in North Wales, a talk by Rob VernonTo WGCG Members, Friends and Guests,We are pleased to have another talk via Zoom on Wed 19 Aug at 7.15 for a prompt 7:30 pm start. Rob Vernon will begin with an introduction to the geology of the area before discussing the most important minerals worked ...

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