Field Meeting, Quaternary of the Severn Valley in Shropshire
Field Meeting, Quaternary of the Severn Valley in Shropshire 10.30 -
Saturday 6 April (Field Meeting): Quaternary of the Severn Valley in Shropshire, led by David Pannett (Shropshire Geological Society). Meet at 10.30 at Lyth Hill car park, GR: SJ476072 (off A5 onto A49 south, after half a mile right fork into Bayston Hill, then straight ahead to the top of Lyth Hill). Introduction to Shropshire Plain, then back to A5 and on to Bicton (David’s house) for refreshment and use of facilities. Further briefing at Merton SY3 8BT. Tour of glacial landscape via Bicton, Preston Montford, Shrawardine, and Melverley pub stop (if wanted) and tea at Melverley church, time permitting.
Indoor Meeting, 'Europe's Lost World: The Rediscovery of Doggerland'
Indoor Meeting, 'Europe's Lost World: The Rediscovery of Doggerland' 7.30 -
Monday 15 April (Indoor Meeting): 'Europe's Lost World: The Rediscovery of Doggerland'. Speaker: Professor Vince Gaffney MBE FSA, Anniversary Chair in Landscape Archaeology, University of Bradford. 8,500 years ago the area that now forms the southern North Sea was dry land. By 5,500 BC the entire area had disappeared beneath the sea as a consequence of rising sea levels. The 'North Sea Palaeolandscape Project' has mapped 23,000 km2 of this 'lost world' using seismic data collected for mineral exploration. In mapping this exceptional landscape the project has begun to provide an insight into the historic impact of the last great phase of global warming experienced by modern man and to assess the significance of the massive loss of European land that occurred as a consequence of climate change.
Saturday 11 May (Field Meeting): Martley Geo-Village, led by John Nicklin (Teme Valley Geological Society). Meet at 10.30 at Martley Memorial Hall for light refreshments and a pop-up display. Recognised as a Geo-Village, Martley has distinctive geology within its bounds spanning the Palaeozoic and lower Mesozoic. Includes rocks belonging to the Precambrian Malverns Complex, Martley Quartzite, Silurian and Carboniferous mudstones, siltstones and sandstones, Triassic sandstones, and Quaternary sand deposits. By car and/or on foot we will explore local geological sites, finishing around 4.00. Please bring a packed lunch.
Building Stones of Birmingham from Centenary Square to Brindley Place
Building Stones of Birmingham from Centenary Square to Brindley Place 6.00 -
Tuesday 21 May (Evening Field Meeting): Building Stones of Birmingham from Centenary Square to Brindley Place, led by Julie Schroder. (Joint meeting for BCGS and the Geological Society WM branch). Meet at 6.00 at the Hall of Memory (eastern end of Centenary Square, close to the Library of Birmingham). Following the two evening Building Stones walks last year, this walk concludes the series of 3 based on the Building Stones Trails created for BCGS by Ruth Siddall. The walk will closely follow the web-based version of Birmingham Building Stones Trail No. 2, which you can find here: bcgs.info/pub/local-geology/building-stone-trails/ There is also a pdf which you can download or print, but the web version has maps, additional photos, plus further information and definitions. Booking required, numbers limited to 20. Please contact Andy Harrison (Field Secretary) to reserve your place: Text or phone: 07973 330706 or email: email@example.com