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/