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Leader: Pete Webb


The Geology 1 Group is currently pursuing a series of specialist topics.

The Geology 2 Group, starting in January 2020, will be an introductory series of talks.

Both groups meet in the New Mills Library Lecture Room, 10.00 am - 12.00 noon,
Geology 1 on the 4th Monday and
Geology 2 on the 2nd Wednesday of each month,
except May - August when both groups do field trips instead.

Geology 1 Future Programme

Indoor meetings:

24 February 2020 Drilling a Well - Why, Where And How
23 March 2020 Introduction to the Geology of the Jurassic North Yorkshire coast; Charnwood Forest (field trip preparations)
27 April 2020 The Geology of Anglesey

Geology 2

Geology 2 is a new course beginning in January 2020.

The Geology 2 syllabus will start by going right back to basics: plate tectonics, the three major classes of rocks, the rock cycle and geological history of our region. It's intended to provide a background for those who joined Geology after the basics were done; as a revision opportunity for anybody who wants it; and as an introduction for newcomers.

Geology 2 Future Programme

Indoor meetings:

12 February 2020 Destructive Plate Boundaries
11 March 2020 TBA
8 April 2020 TBA

Field Trips

Location Date Arrangements
Scarborough: Rotunda Museum, William Smith Map (at Art Gallery); coastal geology (Jurassic) 24 April Meet at New Mills Coop car park at 8am; or 11am at Scarborough Art Gallery

<To read reports of previous field trips click here>

January 2020