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
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Updated 12 June 2020.
In line with the Government’s guidelines and the over-riding need to keep everyone safe, please note that all BCGS meetings and field trips are cancelled until the indoor meeting on Monday 21 September. We hope to hold meetings by Zoom if on-going Covid-19 restrictions still apply. There will be more details in our August Newsletter and on this website nearer the time.
Members please check your email for any last minute changes.
The Impacts of Future Climate Change on Industrial Landscapes: recent work in The Derwent Valley Mills WHS and its relevance to the Black Country
The Impacts of Future Climate Change on Industrial Landscapes: recent work in The Derwent Valley Mills WHS and its relevance to the Black Country 7.30 -
Monday 17 February (Indoor Meeting): 'The Impacts of Future Climate Change on Industrial Landscapes: recent work in The Derwent Valley Mills WHS and its relevance to the Black Country'. Speaker: Dr Andy J. Howard ('Landscape Research & Management', and Honorary Fellow, Dept. of Archaeology, University of Durham). The availability of coal, limestone and metal ores together with water for power, was critical to the development of the heavy industries that kindled the Industrial Revolution. Paradoxically, many of these advantageous characteristics, also create environments where geomorphological processes are most sensitive to future climatic and environmental change. This talk by Dr Andy Howard describes a 'landscape' approach developed to manage the built and other historic assets of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site along the River Derwent between Matlock Bath and Derby. As we move forward into the Anthropocene, the applicability of this study to other industrial landscapes such as that of the Black Country is considered.