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Please use the Registration Form to express your interest in these events and obtain more information.

Fieldwork is an essential part of geology. Whether it is someone looking at rocks for the first time or people engaged in speciality research, the field element is essential.
It is recommended to register with the event's organiser so that you can be notified of any change, and to avoid events being over-subscribed. We will always try to contact anyone who has registered an interest in a trip in advance. If you have registered and find that you will not be able to attend please inform the event organiser to allow someone else to take your place.
Details of events more than two months ahead are provisional. None of the event descriptions here constitute a brochure under the Package Travel Regulations (1992).
Note that day field trips generally carry a charge of £3.00 to cover costs. Where an event carries an admission fee, more will be charged, and the amount should be made clear in the event details.

 

Thu 15 February

Building Stones at the British Library

Details to follow.

Contact: Sue Vernon

 

TBC

Booth Museum and Black Rock Raised Beach, Brighton

Details to follow.

Contact: John Lonergan

 

Sun 29 April

Geoconservation Day at Gilbert's Pit, Charlton

Details to follow.

Contact: Alan Wilson

 

Sat 14 July

On the rocks at Bognor Regis

The foreshore exposures of Palaeogene geology at Bognor Regis include two geological SSSIs, which have yielded nationally important fossil material from the London Clay and Reading Formations. A good low tide is required, constraining a beach visit to late afternoon / early evening, so the day will commence with visits to two medieval churches to look at the history of the area and use of local building stone.

Contact: John Lonergan

 

Sat 21 July

Microscope Day at Birkbeck, London with Simon Drake

A practical laboratory day which will be held in Birkbeck’s modern petrology teaching laboratory at their central London campus. The day will be led by Simon Drake, a lecture at Birkbeck, who has talked to LOUGS several times in recent years and lead us on a trip to Skye in 2014*.

Simon will talk to us about the properties of minerals and we will be able to examine specimens using ‘real’ microscopes. A great opportunity for hands-on experience.

The day will be spilt into morning and afternoon sessions with a break for lunch.

Contact: Anna Saich

* Those of you enjoyed Simon’s lecture last April (“Was Palaeogene volcanism on the Isle of Skye, NW Scotland, initiated by meteorite impact?”) may be interested in his recent paper on the subject. It is available at pubs.geoscienceworld.org/gsa/geology/article/525169. It is open access so freely accessible.

 

Sun 19 August

The Chalk Around Lewes and Linklater Pavilion, Lewis with Rory Mortimore

Details to follow.

Contact: John Lonergan

 

Sun 9 September

Piltdown with Geoff Downer

Details to follow.

Contact: John Lonergan

 

Sun 16 September

Fernhurst Furnace near Haslemere

Details to follow.

Contact: John Lonergan

 

Sat 29 September

Geoconservation Day at Riddlesdown Chalk Quarry, Croydon

Details to follow.

Contact: Alan Wilson

 


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