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 7 June 2017. Members please check your email for any last minute changes
Events in June–July 2017
Field Visit - Visit to the newly refurbished Lapworth Museum
Field Visit - Visit to the newly refurbished Lapworth Museum 10:30 - 3:00
Saturday 17 June (Field meeting): The newly refurbished Lapworth Museum, led by Jon Clatworthy (Museum director). Meet at 10.30 in the museum for refreshments and an introduction to the history of the Lapworth redevelopment. Followed by a tour of the galleries, new stores and archive. Bring a packed lunch. Finish around 3.00. Members then free to look around the museum. Doors close at 5.00.
Map to Lapworth Museum of Geology
Field visit - Huntley Quarry Reserve and Hobbs Quarry, Gloucestershire
Field visit - Huntley Quarry Reserve and Hobbs Quarry, Gloucestershire 10:30 - 3:30
Saturday 22 July (Field meeting): Huntley Quarry Reserve and Hobbs Quarry, Gloucestershire, led by John Moseley, Geowarden for the Gloucestershire Geology Trust. This is a joint meeting with the Lickey Hills Geo-Champions. Meet at 10.30 at the Huntley Country Garden Centre, Ross Road, Huntley, Gloucestershire, GL19 3EY - next to the church. At Huntley we will see exposures of the Huntley Quarry Beds (Late Ordovician - very early Silurian volcaniclastics) and Late Triassic red beds. We will also examine the Blaisdon Fault and associated structures, mass movements and mineralisation. Lunch will be at either one of the two local pubs or at the cafe in the garden centre, or bring a packed lunch. In the afternoon we will visit Hobbs Quarry, located 3km from Huntley Quarry to see Gloucestershire's equivalent of the Wenlock Limestone with very impressive bioherms and a chance to do some fossil hunting. Finish around 3.30.
Map to Huntley Country Garden Centre, for Huntley Quarry