Programme of Events
Black Country Geological Society’s indoor meetings will be held during the winter months at the Abbey Room at the Dudley Archives, Tipton Road, Dudley, DY1 4SQ.
Unless otherwise stated, the Abbey Room will normally open at 7.30pm and lectures commence at 8.00pm.
Those wishing to attend field or geoconservation meetings please contact our Field Secretary, email: email@example.com
More contact details are available on our Contact us page.
Updated 8 December 2017. Members please check your email for any last minute changes
Events in February–March 2018
Geoconservation day, Wren’s Nest
Geoconservation day, Wren’s Nest 10.30 - 2.30
Saturday 10 February (Geoconservation day): Wren’s Nest. Directed by the reserve wardens. Meet at the Warden's house on the Mons Hill College ground for a 10.30 start. The day will involve scrub clearance and a Geo-blitz to record findings. Bring gloves, stout footwear and packed lunch. Wardens will provide tools, hard hats if necessary and a hot drink. Finish around 2.30.
Map to Wren's Nest
'Gemstones'. Speaker: Gwyn Green, FGA, DGS.
'Gemstones'. Speaker: Gwyn Green, FGA, DGS. 7.30 -
Monday 19 February (Indoor meeting): 'Gemstones'. Speaker: Gwyn Green, FGA, DGS. Gemmologist and gemstone collector Gwyn Green has a lifetime of experience in gemmology. Her teaching has inspired many industry professionals and long-term gemstone enthusiasts. A former tutor and examiner for the Gemmological Association, Gwyn was Chairman of the Midlands Branch for ten years. She was also responsible for inauguration of the HND in Gemmology at Birmingham City University School of Jewellery. She is a passionate and knowledgeable speaker about her subject.
Map to Dudley Archives
Geoconservation day, Portway Hill, Rowley
Geoconservation day, Portway Hill, Rowley 10.30 - 2.30
Saturday 3 March (Geoconservation day): Portway Hill, Rowley. Meet at St Brades Close at 10.30. Directions: from Birmingham New Road (A4123) turn left on to Tower Road if coming from Birmingham, right if coming from Wolverhampton. Just after Bury Hill park, turn left onto St Brades Close. Wear old clothes, waterproofs and stout footwear. If possible, please bring gloves and spades, brushes and trowels. We aim to excavate and expose more of the dolerite. Also bring a packed lunch. Finish at 2.30.
Map to Rowley Quarry
AGM followed by 'Archival Research', Speaker: Roy Starkey.
AGM followed by 'Archival Research', Speaker: Roy Starkey. 7.00 -
Monday 19 March (Indoor meeting, 7.00 for 7.30 start): AGM followed by Members' Evening: Social, Quiz and Buffet. This is re-scheduled from 11 December which was cancelled due to weather conditions. The Members' Evening is our annual chance to share geological experiences in a sociable atmosphere with a buffet provided by the Society. This year we are venturing into new pastures with a team quiz (with prizes!) rather than the usual short presentations. But please bring along your specimens for admiration, discussion and identification as usual. (Roy Starkey's scheduled talk on Archival Research is postponed.)
Map to Dudley Archives