The annual workshop back with a bang

On Saturday a capacity delegation participated in the “Geology of Warwickshire” workshop at the Kenilworth Senior Citizens Club. In addition to the 5 scheduled presentations, participants were able to enjoy the two displays set up, one on the Carboniferous and the other on the Jurassic.

The meeting kicked off with a presentation from Mike Howe of the BGS. He spent a little time advising delegates of the huge database, physical and electronic, compiled by the BGS as a resource for all geologists, before going on to talk about the Pre Cambrian and the early Palaeozoic.

John Crossling talks the delegates through the Jurassic with plenty of specimens to hand. To the left of the picture is the Carboniferous disply set up by Mike Allen.

The Covid pandemic prevented the workshop taking place for the past 2 years. This workshop was a great success and enjoyed by all who took part. The WGCG thanks all those involved in the organisation and those who gave the presentations.

A display of the Carboniferous set out and presnted by Mike Allen
Stuart Burley agrued that the sediment supply to the Triassic basins of the Midlands, commonly attributable to the Budleighensis River flowing from Northern France, was in fact sourced more locally.
The Geology of Warwickshire workshop. Delegates listening to a presentation at KSCC
Ian Fenwick presenting evidence for the Wolstonian glacial event.
Stuart Burley presents John Crossling with his life membership award for his dedicated services to the WGCG