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: firstname.lastname@example.org
More contact details are available on our Contact us page.
Updated 16 August 2017. Members please check your email for any last minute changes
Events in August–September 2017
Field visit - Wren’s Nest
Field visit - Wren’s Nest 10:30 - 1:30
Saturday 12 August (Field meeting): Wren’s Nest, led by Graham Worton. Meet at 10.30 at the Warden's office adjacent to the former Mons Hill college site, approached along the access road leading into the new development adjacent to the Caves Pub on Wrens Hill Road. Finish around 1.30.
Map to Wren's Nest
Geoconservation day - Wren’s Nest
Geoconservation day - Wren’s Nest 10:30 - 2:30
Saturday 16 September (Geoconservation Day): Wren’s Nest. Directed by the reserve wardens. Meet for a 10.30 start at the Warden's office adjacent to the former Mons Hill college. Approach along the access road leading into the new development adjacent to the Caves Pub on Wrens Hill Road. 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
On the move in pursuit of 'black gold'
On the move in pursuit of 'black gold' 7:30 -
Monday 18 September (Indoor meeting): 'On the move in pursuit of 'black gold' - highlights from three decades of international oil and gas exploration'. Speaker: Graham Hickman. Graham Hickman, a long time member of BCGS, graduated from Leicester University with a degree in Geology and Geophysics. He joined BP Exploration in 1981 and has followed an international career in oil and gas exploration. This has involved his living and working overseas in Egypt, Trinidad, Oman and Texas. While based in London he has worked on projects in Angola, China, Vietnam, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Switzerland and Denmark. He will describe the challenges and highlights from his international career and the challenges facing the industry.
Map to Dudley Archives