Friday 13 - Monday 16 September (Field Meeting): BCGS trip to Dorset. Led by the Dorset Geological Society. Organised spaces on this visit have now been filled. Any further members wishing to attend will need to make their own arrangements and let the field secretary know.
Minerals of the English Midlands, NB. Please note change of speaker
Minerals of the English Midlands, NB. Please note change of speaker 7.30 -
Monday 16 September (Indoor Meeting): 'Minerals of the English Midlands'. Speaker: Roy Starkey. This talk explores the rich mineralogical heritage of the area, setting this into a regional, historical and economic context, and tracing the development of mineral exploitation from earliest times to the present day. Mineral specimens from the area are recognised as being significant on a global scale, and are to be found in all major mineral collections, both within the UK and abroad.
We are very grateful to Roy for stepping in at short notice . Nick Barrand is sadly unavailable due to family circumstances.
Saturday 5 October (Geoconservation Day): Saltwells Local Nature Reserve. Meet at the Nature Reserve car park (Grid ref: SJ 934 868) on Saltwells Lane at 10.30. Wear old work clothes, waterproofs and stout footwear or wellies. Please bring gloves and garden tools (hand brushes, trowels, loppers, secateurs, forks and spades if you have them). Either bring packed lunch or hot food can be acquired from the Saltwells Inn adjacent to the car park. Finish at 2.30.
A Geological Grand Tour of the Solar System 7.30 -
Monday 21 October (Indoor Meeting): 'A Geological Grand Tour of the Solar System'. Speaker: Andrew Lound. A Tour of the solar system taking us on a journey from the sun to the far outreaches of the solar system, along the way visiting planets, moons, asteroids and comets. Illustrated with the very latest images and supplemented by music.