Upcoming Events

June 2020 Talk: The Geology of Arran

Zoom Video Talk

An online Zoom talk for WGCG by Stuart Blake – Wednesday 17th June 2020 at 7:30 pm• Isle of Arran … A landscape & geological delight The Geology of Arran, overseas without going overseas! Various educational research has revealed that 1 in 7 of people who study geology visit the island of Arran. This is ...

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May 2020, Talk: Fracked or Fiction (via Zoom)

Title:  Fracked or Fiction  Speaker:  Martin Carruthers, Shropshire Geological Society Date:  Wed. 13 May at 19.30  Event: Evening Lecture  Location: Zoom – For details, please scroll to foot of this screen page Fracked or Fiction?Hydraulic FracturingEnergy Saviour / Environmental Nightmare?Will our water be poisoned and the ground subside? What about earthquakes?Is the dawn of a new and prosperous hydrocarbon age?A comprehensive ...

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Feb 2020 – Workshop: Making Sense of Geological Maps

Kenilworth Senior Citizens Club,

Read, interpret and understand geological maps and appreciate and enjoy geology in three dimensions The complexities of real geology displayed on maps and sections may seem daunting. The aim of this workshop is to provide basic rules and techniques than can be applied to interpret these maps and appreciate geology in three dimensions. The Geological ...

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Feb 2020 Talk: “Geology & Wine in Southern France”

St Francis of Assisi R C Church

Talk: “Geology & Wine in Southern France” Roger Suthren (Derby Univ.)  There will be a wine tasting session with nibbles after the talk and members are invited to give a donation of £2 to cover the cost of this.For some, when tasting wine, terroir is very important but where does terroir come from and how ...

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Jan 2020 Talk: Meteorites (Tom Barratt)

St Francis of Assisi R C Church

Talk: ‘Meteorites’ – An illustrated talk by Tom Barratt for WGCG. Non-technical preview: It’s Raining Rocks! Meteorites!   Meteorites provide a window into the history of the Solar System and are key to understanding its formation and evolution. Recent studies of water, chlorine and fluorine (volatile elements, which influence how planets form) in Moon and ...

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Nov 2019 Talk: “The Real value of Microfossils”

St Francis of Assisi R C Church

Talk: The “Real” value of Microfossils, by Haydon Bailey (London) The “real” value of microfossils Dr. Haydon W. Bailey Consultant Micropalaeontologist Honorary Lecturer University of Birmingham Micropalaeontology, or the study of microfossils, may initially seem an esoteric subject for a desk-bound academic: but if your thinking is along these lines then you couldn’t be further ...

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Sept 2019 Talk: Yorkshire’s ancient storms

YORKSHIRE’S ANCIENT STORMS ANDY HOWARD Honorary Research Associate, British Geological Survey About Andy Howard Abstract: Hurricanes and typhoons are notoriously destructive storms that cause significant loss of life and livelihoods across the tropics. The Atlantic hurricane season of 2017 was notably severe. Tropical Storm Harvey caused unprecedented coastal flooding in Texas, and was followed by ...

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Aug 2019 Field Trip: Ufton Fields

Aug 2019 Field Trip: Ufton Fields 28th August (Wednesday) Ufton Fields (SP378615) – a former quarry in the White Lias, finishing in the village to examine some of the building stones. Meet 6pm at Reserve car park A joint meeting with the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. Led by Brian Ellis & Faye Irvine.