Talks are free for WGCG members.
Non-member visitors and guests are welcome and for Church Hall talks, pay £2.00 per
Free for those in full-time education
Video conference (Zoom) talks are free to all members, guests, visitors and students.
In normal times, talks are held monthly from September to April.
Doors open at 7.00pm for coffee before a 7.30pm start at St Francis RC Church Hall, 110 Warwick Road, Kenilworth CV8 1HL.
When: 19th Aug 2020 7:15:pm.
Where: Virtual (Zoom or YouTube)
What to expect: This is a 'virtual' talk via Zoom or YouTube (live streaming) Rob Vernon will begin with an introduction to the geology of the area before discussing the most important minerals worked (copper, lead, gold, slate, coal and a few “miscellanea”). He will then take us on a round trip of the various mining districts, including perhaps the best known copper mine in Wales (at Parys Mountain on Anglesey), as well as the Parc lead and zinc mine at Aberconway and the Gilfach copper mine in Caernarvonshire, among many others.
When: 16th Sep 2020 7:15:pm.
Where: Zoom Video Talk
What to expect: Life & Death in the Jurassic Sea of Dorset by Malcolm Hart for WGCG. Excerpt: Discoveries of some exquisite specimens of soft parts of squid-like cephalopods have been found in the fossil record in the Wessex Basin. They are around 190–160 million years’ old, and there is exceptional preservation of eyes, ink sacks, beaks and arm hooks. Balancing organs, 'statoliths', of aragonite have also survived and show internal (daily?) growth lines. This is an online Zoom talk. Full detains for Malcolm Hart are shown. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association, as well as being Editor of Geoscience in South-West England and the Transactions of the Devonshire Association, To see pre-registration details, please click the title above.