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The Geologist’s Association annual Festival of Geology is being held as a virtual event this year on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 November 2020. It will be a great weekend of talks, interactive discussion, exhibits, virtual field trips, activities for children, opportunities to shop and more.
A special website will go live on the morning of Saturday 7 November http://festivalofgeology.org.uk/
Meanwhile you can find out more about the programme and find links to book your place for the talks (and geological walk if you are in London) here https://geologistsassociation.org.uk/festival/
You will need to register, individually, in advance for each individual talk and event. The links on the GA website will take you to the Eventbrite website https://www.eventbrite.com/e/geologists-association-virtual-festival-of-geology-and-public-lectures-tickets-125443182937
Free Public Talks
10.30 – 11.30 am Dr Emma Liu, University College London. Above and Beyond: Drones are changing the way we monitor volcanoes.
11.30 – 12.30 pm Dr Tim Newman from Tideway, London. The Geology of the Thames Tideway Tunnel.
2.00 – 3.00 pm Professor John Marshall, University of Southampton. UV-B radiation was the terrestrial killer at the Devonian-Carboniferous boundary.
3.00 – 4.00 pm Professor Philip Manning, University of Manchester. The Day the Dinosaurs Died.
General Admission Free
Break Out Room 1 General GA Meeting Room
Break Out Room 2 Fossil Identification
Break Out Room 3 Geoconservation issues, Quaternary Research and Earth Heritage
Break Out Room 4 Students Room
Break Out Room 5 School Rocks !
There are also both self guided and guided walks available on Sunday 8th November. Details and the link to book the guided walks can be found here: https://geologistsassociation.org.uk/festival/#vfogwalks
Self-guided walk 1 – Building Stone Walk in Central London
Self-guided walk 2 – Urban Geology in Walthamstow Forest
Guided walk 3 – Kensal Green Cemetery: in search of famous Geologists and Engineers (Available on Sunday 8th November at 11.15am again at 1.30pm – Cost £5 per person)
On the Saturday there will be a full range of supporting activities, shopping opportunities, videos, photo competition etc. etc. via the special VFoG website. Please check back and take a look – see you there! http://festivalofgeology.org.uk/
The field trip programme for SW branch is now on the Members’ page of the website. Places are limited so do not delay in signing up. The first trip is on Saturday 25th July.
Council has further considered the matter of field trips and indoor meetings, and has decided that, in line with government relaxing of social distancing rules for outdoor activities, it is now appropriate to restart the field trip programme in England on 4th July 2020. Field trips in Wales and Scotland are still not possible although, hopefully, guidance in these countries will be relaxed soon. Indoor meetings in all countries are not permitted.
The full announcement can be downloaded as a PDF document here.