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September 2021

Eileen Hendriks, the Rock Lady (Geology Section)

Sat. 18 September 2021 at 10:30 am
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk “Eileen Hendriks, the Rock Lady – disentangling Devonian geology in Devon and Cornwall” to be given by Dr Jenny Bennett. Eileen Hendriks (1887–1978) played a…

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October 2021

Sidmouth Science Festival (Geology Section)

Sat. 9 October 2021 at 11:00 am
All Saints Church, All Saints Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8ES
Free

Dr Jenny Bennett, Chair of the Geology Section, will be giving a talk on the geology of the River Exe at the Sidmouth Science Festival Geology Day on 9 October at 11 am. For…

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The Moroccan High Atlas Mountains (Geology Section)

Sat. 16 October 2021 at 10:30 am
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. Dr Sarah Boulton (University of Plymouth) will give a talk “When did the Moroccan High Atlas Mountains get high?” Important notes To join this meeting please contact…

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Visit to Kelly Mine (Geology Section)

Wed. 27 October 2021 at 10:30 am
Kelly Mine, SX 795818
Lustleigh, Devon
£5

A half day visit to Kelly Mine, near Lustleigh. One does not go underground during the tour but instead one looks over a unique piece of mining heritage because all of the original processing…

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November 2021

Cretaceous forests of Antarctica (Geology Section)

Sat. 6 November 2021 at 10:30 am
Online, (see text for details)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk “Cretaceous forests of Antarctica: back to the future for climate change” to be given by Prof Howard Falcon-Lang, Royal Holloway, University of London. Monkey puzzles…

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December 2021

Birdwatching on a cosmic scale (Geology Section)

Thu. 9 December 2021 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk “Birdwatching on a cosmic scale” to be given by Dr Daniel Field (University of Cambridge). Daniel Field’s research bridges the worlds of palaeontology and evolutionary…

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January 2022

AGM 2022 (Geology Section)

Sat. 15 January 2022 at 10:00 am
Online, (see text for details)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. The Geology Section AGM to be followed by a talk “Geology in the Falklands” by Dr Richard Porter (incoming Geology Section Chair). Note that this meeting, originally…

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February 2022

Military Geology (Geology Section)

Sat. 5 February 2022 at 10:30 am
Online, (see text for details)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk ‘Military Geology’, to be given by Dr Paul Nathanail, University of Nottingham. Important notes To join this meeting please contact the Organiser (details below). You…

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March 2022

Surviving the last Ice Age in Sherford Cave and beyond (Geology Section)

Mon. 7 March 2022 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)

A Zoom talk by Professor Danielle Schreve, Royal Holloway, University of London Excavations at Sherford, the new town near Plymouth, have uncovered 30–60,000-year-old fossils, belonging to woolly mammoths, woolly rhinoceros, hyena, horse, reindeer, mountain…

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Earthquake chasing around the world (Geology Section)

Sat. 19 March 2022 at 2:00 pm
The Courtenay Centre, Kingsteignton Road
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 2QA

“Earthquake chasing around the world”. A lecture by Dr Zoe Mildon from the University of Plymouth. If you wish to attend, please contact the organiser as numbers may be limited. Note the change in…

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April 2022

Medicine and Geology (Geology Section)

Sat. 23 April 2022 at 10:30 am
Online, (see text for details)

A talk “Medicine and Geology” by Dr Albert Benghiat. His talk will recount the historical contribution of medical practitioners to the science of geology and go on to explore methodological similarities between the practice…

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May 2022

Field Trip to N. W. Scotland (Geology Section)

Wed. 11 May 2022

A week-long Geology Section field trip to North West Scotland led by Prof John Winchester. This trip has been postponed twice due to Covid and as of August 2021 is fully booked.

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