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.
Updated 13 February 2019. Members please check your email for any last minute changes
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Geoconservation Day, Wren's Nest
16 February –
Saturday 16 February 2019 (Geoconservation Day): Wren's Nest. Directed by the reserve wardens. Meet at 10.30 at the Warden's office, at the end of Fossil View (the road into the new housing estate, formerly Mons Hill College). Parking along Fossil View. The day will involve some scrub clearance and fossil hunting not far from the Warden’s base. Bring gloves, stout footwear and a packed lunch. Wardens provide tools, hard hats if necessary and a hot drink. Finish around 2.30.
Indoor Meeting, 'Turning Soil into Stone'
Monday 18 February (Indoor Meeting): 'Turning Soil into Stone'. Speaker: Dr Steve Wilkinson, Senior Lecturer in Engineering Geology, University of Wolverhampton. Applied geo-microbial technologies are developing fast. We know from historical observation that micro-organisms have affected the properties and behaviours of the ground. In this talk we explore whether we can direct the actions of micro-organisms for engineering/design purposes.
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Geoconservation Day, Barrow Hill
2 March –
Saturday 2 March (Geoconservation Day): Barrow Hill. Directed by Mark Williams. Meet at 10.30 on Vicarage Lane off High Street, Pensnett (A4101), at the top end near the nature reserve and St. Mark's Church. The day will involve vegetation clearance in the East Quarry. Bring gloves, stout footwear and a packed lunch, and (if possible) tools such as loppers, saws, and rakes for vegetation, and stiff brushes/trowels for rock faces. Finish around 2.30.