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New Issue: Down to Earth (May 2021)

Here is the latest issue (101) of ‘Down to Earth’. There are nine information-packed pages. See pages 6 – 8 for details of DtE’s Zoom events, day trips and residential courses! Click to view online of download.

Half LGS Re-surveyed & Published

WGCG monitors more than 100 Local Geological Sites (LGS) throughout Warwickshire. In recent years re-surveys and been conducted and by February 2021, WGCG members had completed and published re-survey reports for 43 sites on the WGCG LGS List  

Make Exercise an Exploration

Chase Lane Exploration by Ian Fenwick. April is an ideal time to delve into your local geology as you take your daily exercise. Many of the fields are being prepared for spring-sown crops. Revealed with the bare soil are clues to the underlying geology, clues for all to see and to mull over. There must …

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Holloway Donation for Etches Museum

WGCG has been thanked by The Etches Collection museum in Kimmeridge, Dorset. “Your very generous donation and it will go a long way in supporting our cause and ensuring the sustainability of our amazing museum and collection,” was the message from the museum. The museum displays the wonderfully conserved and curated personal collection of Steve …

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WGCG helps fund special microscope for New Ordovician fossil discovery in Wales

WGCG contributed to a crowdfunding appeal for a high-quality Leica S8 APO photomicroscope to aid study of newly discovered fauna. See: WGCG 2020 Autumn Newsletter – Pages 29 & 30 ” … most important fossil discovery since Fezouata Biota [1990s] … potential to revolutionise our view of Ordovician evolution & ecosystems,” Dr Joe Botting. Also, see …

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Charles Lyell’s Notebooks Saved

A fundraising campaign that enabled the University of Edinburgh to purchase and save Charles Lyell’s original notebooks from being taken abroad. WGCG was pleased to contribute to the funding. “Best known for his bestselling book, Principles of Geology (1830-1833), Lyell established the theory that the earth was millions of years old and that it was …

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‘Henry Clifton Sorby – Microscopist & Geologist – Sheffield’s Greatest Scientist’ by Noel Worley for WGCG 21 April 2021

Sorby’s geological accomplishments have since undergone a reprise with international scientific recognition in the fields sedimentology, fluid inclusion geochemistry, structural geology and cosmology.  His greatest triumphs were undoubtedly in the development and application of microscopic techniques and he is regarded throughout the world as the father of petrography, metallography and sedimentology.  He unleashed the power …

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