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.
A symposium dedicated to the mineralogy, minerals and geology of the Mendips will take place on 8 February 2020 in the heart of the Mendips at Stoke St. Michael, near Shepton Mallet, Somerset.
This fascinating and entertaining day of presentations about the mines, miners and minerals of the Mendips is organised by the Southern Branch, with coordination by Chris Finch.
Full details about the day, and how to reserve your place are in this pdf document here.
Reaktion Books are seeking someone who would like to write a small non-technical book simply called ‘Stones’ and which, not surprisingly, is about the collecting of different minerals and rocks in the form of stones. To use their words: “A book by a collector with a philosophical and aesthetic interest in stones”.
Ideally they are hoping for someone such as a cultural historian with a secret passion for stones. If this is of interest to you or perhaps someone you know, then please contact them at: email@example.com