Saturday and Sunday 20th & 21st June 2015,
Scarborough: Memorial Meeting in honour of Dr Martin Whyte (1945 - 2013)
The late Dr Martin Whyte as President of the Society
Martin Whyte was one if the most active supporters of the Yorkshire Geological Society of modern times. During his 38 years of membership he served for much of the time on the Council, and as Assistant Secretary from 1985 to 1987, General Secretary from 1988 to 1989 and President from 2006 to 2008. Born in Edinburgh, his BSc at St Andrews was followed by research at the Grant Institute, University of Edinburgh, resulting in his 1973 PhD on the palaeoecology of Upper Viséan Marine Mudstones, near Dunbar, East Lothian. From 1971 to 1974 he was a Research Fellow in the Hull University Geology Department, moving on in 1974 to a Lecturership (later Senior Lecturership) in Geology at Sheffield. On the closure of Geology in Sheffield as a separate department he joined the Geography Department through to his retirement in 2010. Martin made very significant contributions in a number of different areas of geology and zoology. However, in later years he became best known nationally and internationally for his discoveries and study with his Sheffield colleague Dr Mike Romano of the dinosaur footprints and other trace fossils of the Jurassic of the Yorkshire coast. (Obituary: Proceedings of Yorkshire Geological Society, 2014, vol. 60, no. 1, page 349).
The Society is most grateful to Mike Romano and Carol Whyte for their invaluable help in preparing for this event.
Saturday 20 June 16:00-18:00:
Scarborough Library, Vernon Road, Scarborough: Tributes to and appreciations of the work of Martin Whyte
A series of short talks and presentations covering the life and work of Martin, contributions are welcome right up until the actual event, but please do email email@example.com if you would like to speak, to make sure we can keep to time! Talks can range from a few minutes to 30mins.
Saturday 20 June 18:00-20:00:
Rotunda Museum, Vernon Road, Scarborough: Reception
Following the talks at the Librray there will be an informal drinks reception at the Rotunda Museum to continue the celebration of Martin Whytes life and contribitions to geology. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place at the reception.
Sunday 21 June 10:30 - 15:00/16:00 approx.:
Field trip led by Mike Romano, long time collaborator and friend of Martin Whyte to one of the classic dinosaur footprint localites of the Yorkshire Coast. Meet at Burniston Beach, approximatley 5km north of Scarborough. Take either coastal road A165 or A171 from Scarborough to Burniston. At the Burniston roundabout (near the Three Jolly Sailors public house) take either Cross Lane or Rocks Lane, and then via Field Lane towards Cliff Top House/Crook Ness. Small car park is on minor road to Crook Ness - free parking. [MR 0255 9360]. Room for only about 10 cars so please do consider sharing transport. There are now public toilets, please bring a packed lunch and usual field equipment. If you wish to approach the cliffs please bring a hard hat. The ‘beach’ consist of stones ranging form shingle to large boulders so the going is slow, but relatively easy.
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Sunday 26th July 2015: the Role of geology in the origin of the dramatic scenery of the Malham District: Leader Doug Holiday
Meet: 10.15 am at the Car Park at the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority Information Centre, Malham SD 900 627; all-day parking fee: £4.50; toilet facilities. This is a very popular parking location so may get full; there is space by the roadside where many visitors choose to park.
Safety: The excursion involves a 7-8 km walk on a variety of public footpaths, engineered, grassy, and stony to rough bare rock. The main climb is up the steps on the west side of Malham Cove; the leader will be taking this ascent at a leisurely pace. The high vertical cliffs and narrow defile to be visited at Gordale Scar may prove claustrophobic to some members. This is a popular path even in poor weather, so we can expect to have lots of company from the general public.
Intending participants are requested to inform the leader (firstname.lastname@example.org) a few days prior to the excursion.
GEOLOGICAL FEATURES OF THE EXCURSION
This excursion considers different aspects of the geology of the Malham district and follows and different route to that of last year’s highly successful examination of the mineralisation. The purpose of this visit will be to present an overview of the complex geology of this classic area of British geology, looking in particular at how the nature and location of the resultant varied rock types impacts on the current landscape.
A dominating feature of the geology is the Middle Craven Fault with its long history of movement, in particular during Tournaisian and Visean deposition. To the north of the fault, on the Askrigg Block, the landscape is dominated by prominent pale grey limestone scars, commonly bare and sparsely vegetated, displaying limestone pavements, caves and dissolution karst features and spectacular gorges cut mainly by sub-glacial meltwater. To the south, in the Craven Basin, smoother, more rounded and greener landforms have formed on the Craven and Millstone Grit groups; locally projecting through this topography are rounded limestone ‘reef knolls’ and crags of turbiditic and fluvial grits.
Waltham, Tony. 2007. The Yorkshire Dales: landscape and geology. The Crowood Press, Marlborough.
Waltham, Tony & Lowe, David. 2013. Caves and karst of the Yorkshire Dales. Volume 1. British Cave Association, Buxton.
[The above, beautifully illustrated books provide an excellent introduction to the geology and scenery of the Dales limestone country.]
Arthurton, R.S., Johnson, E.J. & Mundy, D.J.C. 1988. Geology of the country around Settle. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheet 60 (England and Wales).
[The most detailed account to date of the geology around Malham.]
Aitkenhead, N. et al. 2002. British Regional Geology: the Pennines and adjacent areas (Fourth Edition). British Geological Survey, Nottingham.
[The Regional Guide provides an excellent account of the regional background.]
Ordnance Survey: 1:25 000 Outdoor Leisure Series 2 Yorkshire Dales - Southern & Western Area
British Geological Survey: 1:50 000 Sheet 60 Settle
[The latter is published in two editions, Solid and Solid and Drift; both have advantages and disadvantages for the geologist visitor.]
The Chalk of the Northern Province: its regional context:
Joint Symposium, University of Hull. 10th - 13th September 2015
Field Work on Namurian Stratotypes in Northern England: Preparatory Work throughSummer 2015, followed by Study Visit by
International Subcommission on Carboniferous Stratigraphy, 9th to 13th October 2015
The Yorkshire Geological Society has been asked to assist a visit by members of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) Subcommission on Carboniferous Stratigraphy (SCCS) to inspect a number of stratotypes of the substages of the West European regional chronostratigraphic framework situated in Northern England. While this collaboration with an international geological organisation is a welcome opportunity for the Society, nevertheless this has presented a number of challenges in terms of arranging access to sites. All the designated stratotypes are constituted as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs). Therefore a formal visit and any collecting or site clearance must be consented by Natural England and access for such activity must also be agreed with the land-owners.
After some preparatory contacts and visits, it is now possible to outline the planned visit. Importantly, this presents the opportunity through the summer months (June-September) for small working groups to tidy up and, as necessary, measure and mark up the various stratotype sections, some of which appear not to have been actively studied since designation in the 1980s (Ramsbottom 1981). An up-to-date summary of the relevant chronostratigraphic subdivisions and their stratotypes may be found in Waters et al. 2011.
Working Group field work for members during Summer 2015
Many of the stratotype sections are deteriorated due to undergrowth and weathering. It is clearly essential that these sections are tidied up, cleaned as necessary and appropriately marked in preparation for a visit of international specialists. Natural England officers have been supportive of this international visit, as have individual land-owners. Nevertheless, clean-up and marking activities will have to be performed in agreement with a framework agreed by all to conserve the integrity of the sites. A framework for these activities is currently in preparation. Members are invited to participate in the various groups which will endeavour to “tidy up” each stratotype on specific work days through the summer; these may be at weekends or mid-week. The stratotypes which particularly require clean-up are the Namurian sections, although some reconnaissance visits will also be made to the uppermost Visean stratotypes (Asbian and Brigantian) in Cumbria.
At the issue date of this Circular the work programme is in development; dates in some cases are dependent upon other factors such as bird nesting periods. Specific dates for work visits will be posted on the YGS website. Coordination of these activities will be through John Knight and expressions of interest to participate are welcome (John Knight: tel. 01773 836253; e-mail email@example.com).
Field excursion programme for members October 2015
The planned visit of IUGS SCCS members will take place between 9th – 13th October 2015. YGS members are invited to attend on any of the days or specific site visits. Offers to lead visits to individual sites will be particularly welcome. The sites scheduled for visits are indicated on the attached map. It is anticipated that two stratotypes per day will be visited between Saturday 10th October and Tuesday 13th October, in the number sequence indicated on the map. Visit details are still in the process of finalisation with members of SCCS, Natural England and individual site owners. Details of meeting points and times will be posted as soon as available on the YGS website.
RAMSBOTTOM, W.H.C. 1981. Fieldguide to the boundary stratotypes of the Carboniferous stages in Britain. Biennial Meeting of the Subcommission on Carboniferous Stratigraphy, Leeds.
WATERS, C.N., SOMERVILLE, I.D., JONES, N.S.,CLEAL, C.J., COLLINSON, J.D., WATERS, R.A., BESLY, B.M., DEAN, M.T., STEPHENSON, M.H., DAVIES, J.R., FRESHNEY, E.C., JACKSON, D.I., MITCHELL, W.I., POWELL, J.H., BARCLAY, W.J., BROWNE, M.A.E., LEVERIDGE, B.E., LONG, S.L. &McLEAN, D. 2011. A Revised Correlation of Carboniferous Rocks in the British Isles.Geological Society Special Report No. 26, 1-186
Download here the Carboniferous Stratotypes location map
Outline of Autumn 2015 Programme
Saturday 31st October – Sunday 1st November 2015, Scarborough. The William Smith Map Bicentenary Meeting: “Superposition and correlation: William Smith’s principles applied to 21st century Yorkshire”. Joint Meeting with the Scarborough Museums Trust and the Rotunda Geology Group. Organiser: Pete Rawson. Saturday: morning: tour of the Rotunda Museum. Afternoon: Yorkshire Geological Society meeting with papers on the Bicentenary meeting theme. Sunday: Field excursion: walk around Scarborough’s William Smith Trail.
Saturday 14th November 2015, 2pm – 5pm, University of Leeds. Joint meeting with the Leeds Geological Association: Geology in northern high latitudes.
Saturday 5th December 2015, 2.30pm – 7.30pm, Weetwood Hall, Leeds: President’s Day: Annual General Meeting, Presidential Address by Dr John Knight, Reception and Buffet.
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A Word from the President
For many of us the field programme of the Society is one of the most valuable aspects of membership, offering not only the opportunity for informed visits to outcrops in our footprint area of exceptional natural beauty, but also to do so in the company of like-minded and enthusiastic fellow-members. However, the number of members who take advantage of the field meetings is relatively small. Later this session Council proposes to issue a questionnaire to all members, within which one of the questions will ask how we can improve the field meetings programme, to make it more attractive to a wider range of the membership. Please contribute your views and suggestions to ensure that field meetings remain at the core of Society activities.
This year the field programme has a somewhat different balance from previous years, reflecting a number of wider meetings and activities which also include fieldwork. We have a number of traditional field excursions, to the ever popular Malham area and to the Scarborough coast, the latter linked to the event to celebrate the life and work of Martin Whyte, our past-President. Also through the summer, there is the opportunity to join working groups to clean and mark up those stratotype sections of the Upper Visean and Namurian in Northern England, in preparation for a visit in October by members of the IUGS Subcommission on Carboniferous Stratigraphy; members are also invited to participate in this visit programme. The major event of the year for the Society will be the joint hosting of the Symposium on the Chalk of the Northern Province in early September. This includes two days of field excursions- but please note the need for registration as detailed in this Circular.
I take the opportunity to thank the numerous members of the Society who helped make the Yorkshire Geology Day at the National Coal Mining Museum another successful event. As in the previous year, we were fortunate to count on the participation of Dr Paul Guion (University of Derby) and Dr Sian Davies-Vollum (Sheffield Hallam University) as the geological leaders with local expertise for the underground visits walking down the ventilation incline.
As this Circular was in preparation the news broke of the devastating earthquake which has affected Nepal. This is a salutary reminder of the power of earth processes and the still limited level of our knowledge for prediction and mitigation. Of particular concern must be the extent of such events to impact on the population and daily life in affected areas and I am sure many members will share concern for the people of Nepal and support for reconstruction.
President, May 2015
Latest part of Proceedings of Yorkshire
Geological Society (vol. 61 Pt. 1, to be published June 2015) on line on the Lyell Collection at: http://pygs.lyellcollection.org/content/current
The following papers are now available online at http://pygs.lyellcollection.org and will very shortly be available in the published Part:
D.A. Spears: The geochemistry and mineralogy of high-S coals, with examples mainly from the East Pennines Coalfield in Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire, UK: an overview.
K.N. Page, J.K. Wright and S.R.A. Kelly: The oppeliid, perisphinctid and aspidoceratid ammonite faunas of the ‘Corallian’ Beds (Upper Jurassic) in Cambridgeshire, England.
M. Romano and M.A. Whyte: Could stegosaurs swim? Suggestive evidence from the Middle Jurassic tracksite of the Cleveland Basin, Yorkshire.
I. Forbes: Westgarth Forster’s Strata – a reappraisal of a geological pioneer.
Richard Maddra: Bitten ammonites from the upper Lias Group (Lower Jurassic) of Saltwick Bay, Whitby, North Yorkshire.
P.Stanway, J. Nudds and F. Broadhurst:The depositional environment of the Ashfell Sandstone Formation (Arundian, Mississippian), Ash Fell Edge, Cumbria.
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CRAVEN & PENDLE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY: Contact: Paul Kabrna e-mail: email@example.com or http://www.cpgs.org.uk/ (usual meeting place for indoor lectures: The Rainhall Centre, Barnoldswick)
Fri - Sun. 19 to 21 June: The Isle of Bute. Guides: Lesley Collins and Paul Kabrna.
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14th June: Parton Beach: Starts: 10:30 Ends: 10:30 Location: Parton Beach Description: Exploration and fossil hunting. Meet 10.30am at NX 982 216 Walking on old railway lines and footpaths, with beach walking after lunch. Leader Dai Powell.
23rd August: Geology and landscape of Smardale NNR. Starts: 10:30 Ends: 16:30 Location: Smardale, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria CA17, UK Description: Meet at Smardale Hall car park NY 739 083 at 10.30am. A 4.5 mile walk, along a disused railway track, visiting 2 quarries and returning on paths via Smardale Bridge. Leader Sylvia Woodhead.
20th September: Nannycatch Gorge and Upper Calder Valley – glaci-fluvial features and Lower Palaeozoic Rocks. Starts: 10:30 Ends: 10:30 Location: Kinniside Stone Circle NY 059139 Description: Meet at 10.30am. About 5km walking on open fellside looking at the meltwater channel, Skiddaw Group rocks and minor intrusions of the Nannycatch Gorge. In the afternoon we will look at the Borrowdale Volcanic Rocks and some of the oldest rocks within the Skiddaw Group, including the problematic Latterbarrow Sandstone.
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Sat June 6th, 11am - 4pm: "Rocks at the Crags" - Gibson Mill, Hardcastle Crags.
Fri 29th-Sun 31st May - Weekend residential field trip, Blencathra, Lake District.
HULL GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY: Mike Horne. Tel: 01482 346 784 or e-mail: secretary@Hullgeolsoc.org.uk web: http://www.hullgeolsoc.org.uk/hgmeet.htm/ (Usual meeting place for indoor lectures: Department of Geography, University of Hull, at 7.30 pm. N.B. for security reasons the door is locked at 7.40pm). The Club Nights are open to members of the Society, University Students and interested members of the public. At the end of each of these meeting we will choose the topic or topics for the following meeting. Those attending are encouraged to bring some appropriate specimens, photographs, models or texts to contribute to the evening. The Club Night meetings start at 7-45pm. For further information 'phone 01482 346784.
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Saturday 29th August 2015 - Roadshow at Hornsea Museum - open to the public from 11 am until 3pm.
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Saturday 6th June: Burniston Beach (nr. Scarborough): Tracking Jurassic Dinosaurs. Leader: Mike Romano
Saturday 4th July: Man Tor Landslips. Leader: Prof. Dan Faulkner, Liverpool University
LEICESTER LITERARY & PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY - SECTION C GEOLOGY: Chairman and contact: Dr. Joanne E. Norris, 0116 283 3127, j.e.norris @ ntlworld.com; Website: http://www.charnia.org.uk/ Usual meeting place for indoor lectures (unless otherwise stated): Lecture Theatre 3, Ken Edwards Building, University of Leicester at 7.30pm, refreshments from 7.00pm.
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5th July: Of fossils and fracking (Saltwick Bay and Whitby East). Leader: Liam Herringshaw
1st August: Filey Bay and the Speeton Clay. Leader: Pete Rawson
5th September: Jurassic plants and ores of Hasty Bank and Cold Moor. Leaders: Chris Hillcwith Steve Livera.
SORBY NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY: Ken J Dorning, Geologists Group Secretary, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.sorby.org.uk/
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June 14th Torver High Common with Mike Dewey- WGS Meet at Walna Scar Road car park, SD 288970 at 10 am.
July 1st Jacobs Join - at 5pm Host: Audrey Brown, Town End House, Gleaston SD 255708 Followed by a walk on Birkrigg.
July 5th Geology around Bampton and Shap with Andrew Bell - OUGS Meet at car park on Swindale road NY 528157at 10 am.
August 9th Carboniferous Limestones and Sandstones of the Pendle Hill area with Paul Kabrna - CPGS Meeting Place: Salthill Quarry, Clitheroe, GR: SD 755426 at 10 am.
September 6th Windermere Group rocks around Grizebeck and Gawthwaite with David Kelly CGS Meeting Place: Greyhound Inn car park, GR: SD237849 at 10 am.
YORKSHIRE MID-WEEK GEOLOGY GROUP: West Yorkshire based informal mainly amateur and retired group that organises monthly field meetings or museum visits on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. Details in regular Newsletters and on the Group's website: http://mwggyorkshire.webspace.virginmedia.com/. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
YORKSHIRE REGIONAL GROUP OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY: Contact: Margaret Cliff email@example.com
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University of York Centre for Lifelong Learning. two year Postgraduate Diploma in The Geology of Yorkshire and Northern England: An online study programme (with a mandatory one week residential unit in York each year)
Northern England has an extraordinary diversity of landscapes and geological features, and as the largest county, Yorkshire preserves a large proportion of them. From the rugged North York Moors and the limestone pavements of the Yorkshire Dales to the coalfields of South Yorkshire and the shifting coastlines of Holderness, it is in many respects a microcosm of the region.
In The Geology of Yorkshire and Northern England, students will obtain a regional geological understanding with which to interpret larger-scale Earth processes and structures. The programme will provide students with training in advanced palaeoenvironmental analysis and science communication skills. Students will also assess Yorkshire and Northern England's importance to current controversies in Earth sciences, from fracking to climate change, and acquire an understanding of the region's vital role in the history of geology.
This is a part-time Postgraduate Diploma delivered wholly online in a fully supported learning environment. The programme starts in late September/early October each academic year, and places are limited to ensure a constructive atmosphere for discussions. Students can exit with a Postgraduate Certificate after successful completion of the first year if their circumstances change.
For further details see: http://www.york.ac.uk/lifelonglearning/geology/. Contacts: Iain Barr,
Learning Enhancement Manager,
Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 8474,email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr Liam Herringshaw, Lead Teaching Fellow, email@example.com
Symposium on the Geology of the Marches, Ludlow, 2nd to 4th October 2015
On behalf of a partnership of four organisations--Shropshire Geological Society, Herefordshire and Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust, the Woolhope Club and The Teme Valley Geological Society and on behalf of our Chair, Dr Paul Olver, I am writing to tell you about a symposium to be held in Ludlow over the weekend of 2nd, 3rd and 4th October 2015.
The subject is The Geology of the Marches, from Murchison to the Modern Era. Find attached an information sheet and also reference to our web site geo-symposium.eu. The site is still being added to but already contains many details of the plans for the weekend, which some might wish to start on Friday 2nd for self-guided geology walks and guided visits/workshops at the Shropshire Museums Resource Centre. If you do arrive on Friday you may also register for the weekend at the Resource Centre. We are excited and privileged to announce that our keynote speakers will be Professor Martin Rudwick of Cambridge and San Diego, Dr Alex Liu of Bristol and Professor David Siveter of Leicester. Supporting them will be workshops on a range of topics as well as poster displays and society exhibitions. There is a booking form for your visit and the various events on the web site that you may download and send to us; an online version is planned.
Friday, self guided geology trails; tour of the Resource centre and workshop at the RCentre; Saturday, lectures, workshops, displays, symposium dinner; Sunday, a choice of five field trips to important sites in this an historically most important area in the development of geological theory and understanding, all based in one of Britain's finest medieval towns set in glorious countryside--Ludlow.
Or contact: John Nicklin,
Secretary,email: <firstname.lastname@example.org> tel. 0203 371 7647 or 0774 977 4432