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President for 2012 - 2014: Professor Patrick Boylan
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Next Indoor Meetings:
Saturday 29th March 2014, 10.30–ca. 19.00 at the British Geological Survey, Keyworth, Nottingham
Robert W. O’B. Knox Memorial Meeting: Preliminary Information
This one-day meeting will celebrate the life and scientific work of Robert W. O’B. Knox (1942–2013), eminent polymath British Geological Survey geologist, Sorby Medalist and past Editor of the Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society. The meeting will be held in the De la Beche Conference Suite at the British Geological Survey, Keyworth, Nottingham on Saturday 29th March 2014. It is hoped that the meeting will also be supported by the Stratigraphical Commission of the Geological Society of London and the East Midlands Geological Society and the British Geological Survey.
Attendees are invited to take morning coffee between 10.30 and 11.15. There will be a welcome from the Professor Patrick Boylan, the Yorkshire Geological Society President at 11.15h. The main part of the day will comprise eight ca. 30-minute talks by eminent geoscientists. The subject matter of the presentations will be centred around Robert’s main research interests, i.e. heavy mineral analysis, Mesozoic–Cenozoic stratigraphy and sedimentology.
The programme is currently being finalised, but confirmed speakers include Dan Condon (geochronology), Sev Kender (the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum), Andy C. Morton (heavy minerals) and John H. Powell (Jurassic of the Yorkshire coast). A buffet lunch and afternoon tea will be provided, and there will be a drinks reception which begins at 17.45, following a summing-up by Patrick Boylan, President of the YGS.
Co-convenors: James B. Riding (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Claire Dashwood (email@example.com)
Futher details will follow in early February
Saturday 3rd May 2014, National Coalmining Museum, Wakefield: AM: launch of Yorkshire Geology Month 2014; PM: "Landscape and Geology in the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks"
YORKSHIRE GEOLOGY MONTH 2014
Yorkshire Geology Month 2014 will take place from mid-May to the end of June and will consist of a varied programme of activities aimed at all levels of interest and experience. Its main aim however is to have a “Heineken effect” and, to paraphrase, “reach those parts that other events cannot reach” by targeting sites already used by the general public for other activities and offering additional geological experiences. So far the programme includes input at the RSPB reserve at Bempton Cliffs, a Lancashire Wildlife Trust SSSI, Roundhay Park, Scunthorpe Museum and the Rotunda Museum (Scarborough).
There will also be more specialised activities following the field trip format; a more detailed programme of activities will follow when all dates, leaders and meeting arrangements have been finalised. The Society’s May meeting at the National Coalmining Museum on Saturday 3rd May will begin with a morning dedicated to the launch of Yorkshire Geology Month 2014. A short talk on the aims of YGM and the scope of the programme offered will invite the public to visit stands provided by the participating geology groups and societies. These may have displays, activities, information leaflets or simply have someone available to talk to.
Exciting developments that may provide a legacy of YGM 2014 include preparations for holding a meeting in North Lincolnshire during the YGM period with the aim of forming a new geology group, and the involvement for the first time of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (at their Bempton Reserve).
List of known participating groups/societies and their representative contacts (note: to avoid the email addresses being 'harvested' by automated spammers the '@' symbol in each address has been replaced by '[at]':
Craven and Pendle GG Paul Kabrna paul_kabrna[at]hotmail.com
Huddersfield GG Phil Robinson phillipsite[at]hotmail.com
Hull GS Mike Horne m.j.horne[at]hull.ac.uk
Lancashire GG Jenny Rhodes lgga.info[at]gmail.com
Leeds GA Judith Dawson dawsonemail[at]tiscali.co.uk
Leeds GA Janet Humphreys j.humphreys[at]leeds.ac.uk
Lincolnshire Geoconservation Group/YGS: Paul Hildreth panda_hildreth[at]hotmail.com
Manchester GA Peter del Strother pjdsconsulting[at]gmail.com
Midweek GG Anne Hopkins anne_hopkinsuk[at]yahoo.co.uk
Rotunda Group Sue Rawson suerawson[at]yahoo.com
West Yorkshire Geology Trust Will Varley williamvarley1[at]gmail.com
YGS Mike Squirrell tufty[at]monreith.fsnet.co.uk
Latest part of Proceedings of Yorkshire
Geological Society (vol. 59 Pt. 4 November 2013) on line on the Lyell Collection at: http://pygs.lyellcollection.org/content/current
Thematic Article: Paul D. Taylor, Jane A. Barnbrook and Consuelo Sendino: Endolithic biota of belemnites from the Early Cretaceous Speeton Clay Formation of North Yorkshire, UK
Peter Wilson, Tom Lord, Christoph Schnabel and Peter J. Vincent: Holocene erosion at the summit of Ingleborough, Yorkshire Dales, northern England, indicated by cosmogenic 10Be surface exposure dating
Stephen K. Donovan: The cladid crinoid Cupressocrinites Goldfuss in the Devonian of SW England
Obituary: Dr Robert Knox
A Word from the President
First, my warmest greetings and best wishes to all YGS members and supporters for 2014.
We owe a great debt of gratitude to the dozens of members who helped to make 2012 – 2013, the Society’s 175th Anniversary Year, such a success whether through helping with the Society’s policy and administration as Officers or Council members, or organising and running our very successful programme of both indoor and field meetings, publications and other Society activities. It is not possible to name all individually, but I trust that those not mentioned by name will not feel too left out if I single out for special thanks our Secretary, Paul Hildreth, Programme Secretary, John Knight, our two Editors, Stewart Molyneux (Proceedings) and Keith Park (Circular), and our new Treasurer, John Holt.
It is excellent news that John Knight was elected “ascending” Vice-President at the December 2013 AGM, with the expectation that in accordance with tradition that he will succeed me at the 2014 AGM as President of the Society for the two years 2014 – 2015. However, this does mean that we now need as soon as possible someone to succeed him as Programme Secretary from the 2014 AGM, and if at all possible to “shadow” John during the present year to see how the system works. (Please contact John or me if you think you might be able to help, or to find out more about this vital, but very rewarding, position.
From its earliest days the Society has concerned itself with the practical application and economic and social context of geological knowledge, and indeed for many years was officially named the “Geology and Polytechnic” Society. It is therefore most appropriate that the our 2014 season should begin by address some of the most pressing and controversial geologically-related issues of our time: energy security and the various possibilities for developing what are at the moment still regarded as “unconventional” energy resources. We are very grateful to the University of Newcastle for hosting our meeting, in partnership with the Natural History Society of Northumbria, on Saturday 25th January 2014, at the Great North Museum Newcastle (probably still remembered by many members under its old name of the Hancock Museum). The meeting will be opened by Emeritus Professor Ian Fells, known worldwide as one of the leading authorities on fuel economics, as well as for his very many science broadcasts and publications. The full programme for the day will be found both in the Circular as well as on the Society’s website at http://www.yorksgeolsoc.org.uk/
Patrick Boylan, President
New Society Award to mark the Society’s 175th anniversary year: the Dr W.S. Bisat FRS Medal
At the December 2013 AGM it was announced that the Council had agreed to accept an offer of an anonymous donation to fund the establishment of an additional Society Award to mark the Society’s 175th anniversary year. This will take the form of a Medal, to be awarded not more frequently than once every two years, to be named in honour of Dr William S. Bisat, a member of the Society from 1909 to his death in 1973 and the President for 1938-40. Dr Bisat, one of the very few amateur scientists to be elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in the 20th century, was by profession a civil engineer, rising from a school-leaver Junior to Chief Engineer and Director of a leading Yorkshire public works and civil engineering contractor and consultancy, while at the same time establishing a worldwide reputation for his work on Carboniferous palaeontology and stratigraphy, as well as contributing much to the understanding of the Quaternary of our region.
Council wants the new award to be distinct from the Society’s existing Medals (the Phillips Medal – established with a donation from W.S. Bisat, the Sorby Medal and the Moore Medal) and therefore proposes that it be awarded to recognise excellence and outstanding achievement within the field of Applied Geology. The intention is that Applied Geology should be interpreted widely, covering not only such long-established fields as engineering geology, mining, exploration and petroleum geology, but also increasingly important newer and emerging fields such as e.g. geoconservation and forensic geology. The detailed terms for the new award will now be drawn up by the Council and published in good time for nominations to be received and the first award to be made at the 2014 AGM.
Patrick Boylan, President
Illustrations for Presidential Address of 7th December 2013
Those present will know that owning to technical difficulties at Woolley Hall Patrick Boylan was not able to show the PowerPoint slides intended to illustrate his Presidential Address on Dr. W.S. Bisat FRS. These images now been reduced to a single PDF file (1.8Mb) and can bee seen at, or downloaded from:
Officers and Council elected at the 7th December 2013 Annual General Meeting
Officers of the Society:
President Professor Patrick Boylan
Vice-President/President Elect: Dr. John Knight
Vice-President Dr. Noel Worley
General Secretary Paul Hildreth BSc
Treasurer John Holt MSc
Programme Secretary John Knight PhD
Editor Stewart Molyneux PhD
Web Editor Professor Patrick Boylan
Officers appointed by Council:
Circular Editor Keith Park BSc
Membership Secretary Christine Jennings-Poole BSc
Other Members of Council:
Claire Dashwood PhD
David Hill BSc
Dr Earl Haworth TD FRCS
Andrew Howard PhD
Trevor Morse PhD
Bill Paley MSc
Richard Saville BSc
Michael Squirrell BSc
John Varker PhD
Proceedings now fully digitised from vol. 1 (1839) to vol. 5 with free online access
to individual YGS members
Instructions for YGS member access to the Proceedings of the
Yorkshire Geological Society 1839 to 2011 in the Lyell Collection
notice contains important information that will enable you to access the online. Please make sure that you retain the address label
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The links to both the subscription activation page and your regular login are
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Principal Editor, Proceedings of the
Yorkshire Geological Society
December 2013 AGM – Presentation of Society Awards by the President, Patrick Boylan
Citation for the award of Honorary Life Membership to Dr Trevor Morse
Trevor has made a unique contribution to the Society through his long-running service as General Secretary to the Society. He joined Council in the role of General Secretary at the beginning of the 1998 session and served through to mid-2010. This represents an unprecedented length of service to the Society in this role in recent times. In addition he has also maintained a continuing commitment to supporting geological education in the North-East of England.
Trevor came late to geology after an earlier career in civil engineering, and undertook his first degree as a mature student at Durham University, from which he flowed through to undertake research for his Ph.D. at Durham, which was submitted in 1996 with the thesis title “Biostratigraphical constraints (calcareous nanofossils) on the late Cretaceous to late Miocene evolution of SW Cyprus”.
Following from his research role at Durham he was engaged as an Open University tutor with particular responsibility for organisation of the support services for the OU summer schools held at Durham. He has also been a leading light in the organisation of the geological section of Teesdale U3A. In these roles he has lead numerous field excursions, many of which have been based in his favoured area of Upper Teesdale.
For the Yorkshire Geological Society he has also been a regular leader of field excursions, undertaking at least one per year for many years during the decade to 2010, frequently with the theme of the geological structure of Upper Teesdale and the field relationships of the Whin Sill. For his unstinting support to the Society over an extended period Trevor merits the award of Honorary Life membership.
Citation for the award of the Henry Clifton Sorby Medal to the late Dr Martin Whyte (accepted by Mrs Carol Whyte)
Martin Whyte was born on 27th March 1945 in Edinburgh, the eldest of three children of the Rev. James Whyte and his wife Elisabeth. He attended primary school in Oban, where beach-combing on his way home sowed the seeds of his enthusiasm for natural history and, later, palaeontology. The family returned to Edinburgh, where he attended Daniel Stewart’s College, before moving to St. Andrews in 1957. Martin attended Madras College from 1957-1963 where he met Carol, his who he was to marry in Edinburgh in 1968. He went on to complete a B.Sc. Honours Degree (2.1) at St. Andrews in 1967, before moving to Edinburgh where he was awarded a Ph.D. (1973) for his thesis on ‘Palaeoecology of Upper Viséan Marine Mudstones, near Dunbar, East Lothian’.
In 1971 Martin moved to Hull University where he was a Research Assistant in Geology until 1973, and then a Research Fellow until 1974, when he was appointed to a lectureship in the Department of Geology, University of Sheffield, being promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1997. He was, along with six other members of staff of the Earth Sciences Unit, integrated into the Department of Geography in 2001 where he remained until retiring in 2010. While in the Geography Department he continued to take field classes to the Yorkshire coast as he had been doing for many years previously.
Martin’s geological interests were exceptionally wide and developed considerably throughout his career. Initially it was his expertise in Carboniferous stratigraphy and palaeoecology that dominated his publications, and in the 1970s to 1980s he completed works on Carboniferous stratigraphy, bivalves, barnacles and crinoids. However, papers on ‘Turning Points in Phanerozoic History’ published in Nature and thematic volumes demonstrated his ability to envisage the broader picture.
In the early 1980s he became interested in the relatively unexplored world of dinosaur footprints from the Middle Jurassic of Yorkshire. He recognized the potential of this topic for a modern scientific approach, and was responsible, in 1996, for introducing volunteers from Earthwatch International to spend up to three weeks a year searching for dinosaur footprints along the Yorkshire coast. These finds resulted in numerous publications, and put the Yorkshire dinosaur tracks on the international stage. The success of this research programme led to invited talks at both national and international meetings.
Despite the efforts devoted to the dinosaur track project, Martin also pursued other geological interests. He worked on biomineralisation in barnacles and gave invited talks on the subject in Japan. His recognition of phosphatic barnacles is regarded as being the most significant advance in this group of organisms since the work of Darwin. His study of soft tissue preservation in bivalves led to collaborative work searching for exotic phosphatisation of parasites and other organisms. In addition, research on dinosaur egg morphology and preservation with Chinese colleagues resulted in presentations at international meetings in France and the USA. Most recently, he identified the largest known trackway of a eurypterid from the Lower Carboniferous of Scotland.
Martin was an exemplary lecturer and tutor. He was never too busy to see students, was an enthusiastic lecturer, and was a helpful, supportive and patient supervisor to his numerous postgraduate students. Colleague and former students alike say that he was always willing to answer any query presented to him, frequently using his meticulously organised reprint, text-book and specimen collections.
Martin was a member of eight learned societies, serving on the Council of a number including the Yorkshire Geological Society, of which he was Secretary from 1997 to 1999, and President from 2006 to 2008. He was still serving on Council at the time of his death on 25th June 2013 in Sheffield.
Citation for the award of the 2013 Moore Medal to Paul Kabrna
From 1974 to 1977 Paul Kabrna trained as a geology teacher at the Crewe and Alsager College of Higher Education (now the Cheshire Campus of Manchester Metropolitan University), and then worked as a secondary school mathematics teacher, latterly at the Sir John Thursby Community College, Burnley, through to his retirement in 2010.
Paul joined the Yorkshire Geological Society in 1988 and two years later, in 1990, with the encouragement of his late wife Yvonne James and Paul Wignall he founded the Craven and Pendle Geological Society centred on Barnoldswick, and has been the main driving force behind this very successful local “Corresponding Society” of the YGS ever since. In 1993 he became Circular Editor of the YGS, carrying out this function very successfully for ten years until 2003. In 1997 alongside his Circular work he set up the pioneering web site of the YGS, serving as Web Editor through to 2003. He also developed the Craven and Pendle Society’s wide-ranging and very informative website, which now offers more than a dozen detailed sub-sites covering local geology and wider geological themes.
Alongside all this he has developed an almost unrivalled knowledge of the geology and scenery of the Craven and Pendle area, and much more widely. He was co-author with Paul Wignall of the excursion guide to The Carboniferous (Namurian and Westphalian) of the Cliviger Valley, Todmorden, in the YGS Yorkshire Rocks and Landscape, edited by Colin Scrutton (first edition 1994), and he has also published with the Regional Group of the Geologists’ Association.
In 2011 he edited and published his widely praised Carboniferous Geology: Bowland Fells to Pendle Hill newgeological guide. The excellent introductory sections, major parts of the remainder of the book’s 204 pages, and most of the illustrations were by Paul himself. Other publications have included two significant joint papers with Steve Donovan and Dave Lewis on unusual local crinoid finds in the PYGS in 2005 and Ichnos in 2006.
However, the publication in 2007 of his book John Milne - the man who mapped the shaking earth marked a new direction in Paul’s work. This made available the results of his a long period of his research on one of the global pioneers of seismology, a Liverpool- born geologist and mining engineer who was for 20 years from 1875 to 1895 Professor of Mining and Geology at the Imperial College of Engineering, Tokyo. Among other things Milne developed the horizontal pendulum seismograph and took a leading role in developing the modern interpretation and understanding of earthquakes. In this research Paul Kabrna has been able to draw on his understanding of and interest in both geology and mathematics.
This biography established Paul’s international reputation, and the book was the runner-up in the prestigious global ENI Geological Challenge Award. As a result he was invited to report on his research as “John Milne, Father of Modern Seismology” at the 24th International Congress of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine in Manchester in July 2013. Later the same month he was also invited to take part in a field meeting and associated ceremony in the Isle of Wight, where Milne died and was buried, linked to the unveiling of a monument to Milne in Newport, and the unveiling of the Milne-Twycross room in Carisbrooke Castle Museum by the President of the Seismological Society of Japan, KATO, Teruyuki. Paul was also invited by Sir Hugh Cortazzi to write a biographical portrait of a colleague of John Milne's in Tokyo, the Scottish scientist Cargill Gilston Knott, for publication in 2010 in Volume VII of Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits for the Japan Society.
The Society’s rules relating to awards of Medals provide that “the Moore Medal is awarded not more frequently than biennially as an acknowledgement of services to geology in the north of England”. For more than a quarter of a century Paul Kabrna has been giving just such service to the region through his outstanding work for the Society, other more local organisations especially the Craven and Pendle Geological Society, and his significant research and publications. He is more than eligible for the award of the Moore Medal.
(Photographs courtesy of Noel Worley)
British Geological Survey Memoirs for Yorkshire to download
In a major new development for the Society, the British Geological Survey (BGS) had made
available to the Society's website full facsimile copies (in PDF format, including all
illustrations) of some earlier Geological Survey Memoirs, listed below. These are now
available for downloading for personal, academic, educational, non-commercial research and
other non-commercial use, from the Yorkshire Geological Society website
http://www.yorksgeolsoc.org.uk/ only. All users must agree to the BGS terms and conditions
before downloading each Memoir.
Indexes to 138 years of the Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society (1837-1995)
now available on line
The Society has been publishing its Proceedings since 1837, and its many thousands of pages contain a great deal of original research and other unique material relating to the earth sciences, especially in respect of Yorshire and adjacent regions, both also nationally and internationally. Complete reference sets of the PYGS are held by many leading regional and national libraries including the British Library, the Geological Society LIbrary, and the Society's own library, now part of the University of Leeds Library (which members of the Society can apply to use as a benefit of membership via the General Secretary of the Society).
Over the years the Society has published three cumulative indexes
to the Proceedings, but it has been an aim of the Society's Council to make these
indexes available on line via this website to help members and others to search and
explore the rich resources available in the Proceedings.
We are delighted announce that thanks to the generous help of
Pinpoint Digital of Winsford, Cheshire, which has undertaken the necessary scanning
of the published indexes free of charge, these are now available as searchable PDF files
To access each index click on the appropriate link above to open or download the file. (Each is very large - over 2Mb - so unless you have a fast broadband connection it is advisable to download the files onto your own hard disk, and then search from there. Whether using an index on line or from a downloaded file simply open the file in Adobe Acrobat and then use the normal Acrobat "Search" (or "Find") facility. Any geological term, placename or author name can be used to search each index: Acrobat will then give you a list of occurences in the subject or author indexes, and each occurence is highlighted in colour within ePDF (facsimile) image of the index page.
Very many thanks to Pinpoint Digital Document Management and Storage Systems for their sponsorship,and particularly John Hatton for his advice and practical assistance.
Yorkshire Rocks and Landscape the popular
YGS Field Guide, Third Edition
famed for its scenic beauty and its rich industrial heritage, contains some of the most
interesting geology and scenery in
, from the moors to the coast, including the
Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors national parks. The influence of the geology on the
landscape and on the industrial development in the region is profound.
This book is a stimulating field guide to
twenty-one locations selected to give comprehensive coverage of the geology, minerals,
rocks, fossils and landforms of the area. Excursions vary from easy halfday walks to
longer outings. Some are in moorland areas such as the Craven Inliers and the Pennines;
others cover the
Coast, famous for its rugged beauty and natural history, and
coalfields adjacent to the major cities.
Aimed at beginners and more experienced
geologists, the book includes a general introduction to the areas geological
history, detailed location maps, a full glossary of terms, and details of local museums.
Yorkshire Rocks and Landscape will be used and enjoyed by all those interested in the geology and natural heritage of
this exciting and diverse region, especially the links between landscape and the
About the Authors: The field guide,
edited by Drs. Colin Scrutton and John Powell, has contributions from knowledgeable
academics, professional geologists and dedicated amateurs, many of them members of the
Yorkshire Geological Society. Together in this book they provide the most up-to-date and
authoritative guide to the geology of
Yorkshire and surrounding areas currently
Published: September 2006; 224 pp, 22
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payable to "Yorkshire Geological Society". Please send your
order to: Dr Claire Dashwood, British Geological Survey, Keyworth, Nottingham, NG12 5GG. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also available at indoor meetings of the Yorkshire
Geological Society (no p&p) and from selected bookshops.
here for more details, including the full Contents List
A major Yorkshire Geological Society Publication!
Carboniferous Hydrocarbon Geology: the southern
North Sea and surrounding onshore areas
John Collinson, David Evans, Doug Holliday & Neil Jones,
Price now reduced to £10 plus £5 p. & p. Cheques should be made
payable to Yorkshire Geological Society. Please send your order form to: Dr J H Powell,
British Geological Survey, Keyworth,
Important Notice to Members and others:Short
Communications: Proceedings and Circular/Web Site
publication of short papers is common amongst journals, particularly those published
weekly, monthly or bi-monthly, as a way of disseminating information quickly on topical or
contentious issues, exceptional new discoveries or major developments. Given its
publication schedule, the adoption of such a publication strategy is not appropriate for
the Proceedings. Nevertheless, as a way of encouraging the membership to make
more use of the Proceedings, and for that matter the Societys other vehicles
for publication, the Circular and web site, Council would welcome more short
communications. Short communications submitted to the Proceedings might
include anything for which it would be worth having a permanent published record, for
example descriptions of new and/or temporary exposures. Those intended for the Circular or web site could include more topical or newsworthy items, including brief
reports of field meetings, new fossil/mineral occurrences, photographs of interesting
geological features with a brief description or the work of RIGS groups. Short
communications to the Proceedings should not exceed two published pages,
approximately 2,000 words (or equivalents including figures) and will be subject to the
normal review and editorial procedures, although a Summary will not be necessary. Please
send your contributions in the usual manner to the Editors (see Instructions to
Authors in the PYGS as a general guideline).
For the A5 format of the Circular (and web site),
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these will also be subject to editorial review. These items should be sent to the Circular
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CRAVEN & PENDLE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY: Contact: Paul Kabrna e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.cpgs.org.uk/ (usual meeting place for indoor lectures: The Rainhall Centre, Barnoldswick)
CUMBERLAND GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY: Secretary: Rosemary Vidler, 11 Blencathra View, Threlkeld, Cumbria, phone no 017687 79326, e-mail: email@example.com; http://www.cumberland-geol-soc.org.uk/
Wednesday 12th Feburary: Dr Hugh Tuffen: Rhyolitic eruption at Cordon Caulle, Chile - a glacier of volcanic glass. Friends’ Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick. CA12 5NZ
12th March - AGM and President’s address - Friends Meeting House, Keswick
22nd March - Annual Dinner, guest speaker Prof. Rory Mortimore president of the Geologists' Association - Skiddaw House Hotel
EAST MIDLANDS GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY: Janet Slater, tel. 01509-843.297; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.emgs.org.uk (usual meeting place for indoor lectures: Lecture Theatre B3, Biological Sciences Building, University of Nottingham)
Saturday 15th February (at 6pm): Lecture to be confirmed, followed by the Annual Dinner
Saturday 15th March (at 6.30pm following 6pm AGM): Jim Rose: “Quaternary Glaciations of the Easy Midlands and East Anglia”
Saturday 12th April (at 6pm): Tony Waltham: “Sinking Cities”
EAST MIDLANDS REGIONAL GROUP OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY: Secretary: David Boon, British Geological Survey, Keyworth, Nottingham, email@example.com
EDINBURGH GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://edinburghgeolsoc.org/; Lectures Secretary: Kathryn Goodenough, British Geological Survey, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 0ET, tel. 0131-650.0272, e-mail: email@example.com. Lectures are held in the Grant Institute of the University of Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, at 7:30pm, except where stated otherwise, These meetings are open to the public, there is no charge, and visitors are welcome. Tea and biscuits are served after the lectures, upstairs in the Cockburn Museum of the Grant Institute. (See http://www.ed.ac.uk/maps for location.)
THE GEOLOGISTS' ASSOCIATION: http://www.geologistsassociation.org.uk/: The schedule of field meetings for 2012 includes the following in the wider YGS region: (For further details and to book places please e-mail or telephone Sarah Stafford at the GA Office: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. 020 7434 9298)
HUDDERSFIELD GEOLOGY GROUP: Contact: Phil Robinson, 01484-715.298. http://www.huddersfieldgeology.org.uk/ Meetings at Greenhead College, Huddersfield, on Monday evenings at 7pm unless otherwise stated.
10th February: Paul Hildreth: "The origins of flint in the north of England"
10th March: Ian Warrington: "Plot a rock: an interactive session identifying igneous rock"
7th April: Alison Tymon: The Permian at Boston Spa - new research"
12th May: Roger Lynch: Mining around Thurstonland and Brockholes"
HULL GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY: Mike Horne. Tel: 01482 346 784 or e-mail: secretary@Hullgeolsoc.org.uk web: http://www.hullgeolsoc.org.uk (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. Hull Geological Society Website - http://www.hullgeolsoc.org.uk
Thursday 13th February 2014 - (evening lecture) - Arjan Reesink of Hull University - "Interpreting nature's barcode: from the atoms of river deposits to the world's largest rivers."
Tuesday 18th February - Club Night
Friday 28th February - Microscopy Evening (members only).
Tuesday 18th March 2014 - (evening lecture) - Dr Eline van Asperen of Liverpool John Moores University - "When hippos roamed Yorkshire - People, prey and predators in the Last Interglacial"; followed by the Annual General Meeting.
LANCASHIRE GROUP OF THE GEOLOGISTS’ ASSOCIATION: Secretary: Jennifer Rhodes, e-mail: email@example.com
LEEDS GEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION: Anthea Brigstocke (General Secretary). Tel: 01904 626 013: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Field Meetings: Judith Dawson Tel. 0113 270 1069 e-mail: email@example.com or http://www.leedsgeolassoc.freeserve.co.uk (usual meeting place for indoor lectures: Conference Centre Auditorium 2, Leeds University at 7pm.
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.
Wednesday February 12th 2014: Members Evening, New Walk Museum, Leicester.
Wednesday February 26th 2014: (Speaker to be confirmed)
Saturday March 1st 2014: Annual Saturday Seminar, University of Leicester. Theme: Holiday geology.
Wednesday March 12th 2014: Dr Richard Shaw (British Geological Survey, Keyworth): Managing radioactive waste safely.
Wednesday March 26th 2014: Annual General Meeting and Chairman's Address by Dr Joanne Norris.
MANCHESTER GEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION: http://www.mangeolassoc.org.uk Sue Plumb, Hon. General Secretary: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; programme enquiries: email@example.com. (Usual meeting place for indoor lectures: Williamson Building, Department of Geology, University of Manchester)
Wednesday 12 February at 19:00 - AGM followed by Presidential Address by Peter del Strother: “Quicklime, Cement and a Short History of Quarrying”
Wednesday 5 March at 18:30 - Joint Meeting with the Geographical Association: Dr Martin Degg: “Living in Europe's Supervolcano: Volcanic hazard and emergency management in the Bay of Naples” (Lecture Theatre B of the Roscoe Building, adjacent to the Williamson Building)
NORTH EASTERN GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY: Prof. Gillian FG Foulger, University of Durham, tel. 0191-334.2314, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Lectures are at 7.30pm in the Arthur Holmes Lecture Room, Science Laboratories Site, University of Durham. See website for more details: http://www.northeast-geolsoc.50megs.com
21st February: Prof. Jon Gluyas: “Getting Into Hot Water: Exalting Low-Enthalpy Geothermal Opportunity in the UK”
21st March: Brian Young: “The Stones of Durham, (with particular reference to Durham Cathedral)”
NORTH EAST YORKSHIRE GEOLOGY TRUST: email@example.com; website: http://www.neyorksgeologytrust.com/: Kathryn Brown,North East Yorkshire Geology Trust, 5 Station Workshops, Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby, N. Yorks. YO22 4TG Tel. 01947 881000
NORTHERN REGIONAL GROUP OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON: Secretary: Dr Mark Allen, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Durham, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE GROUP OF THE GEOLOGISTS ASSOCATION: Eileen Fraser Tel: 01260 271505 email: email@example.com http://www.esci.keele.ac.uk/nsgga/ (usual meeting place for indoor meetings: William Smith Building, University of Keele at 7.30pm
ROTUNDA GEOLOGY GROUP (SCARBOROUGH): contact Sue Rawson, tel. 01723-506.502, email: firstname.lastname@example.org (usual meeting place Room CG7, Scarborough Campus of the University of Hull, Filey Road, Scarborough):
SORBY NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY: Ken J Dorning, Geologists Group Secretary, e-mail: email@example.com; website: http://www.sorby.org.uk/
WESTMORLAND GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY: contact: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org http://westmorlandgeolsoc.org.uk/ Meetings are on Wednesdays and start at 8 pm (unless otherwise stated) and are held in the Abbot Hall Social Centre, Kendal.
19th February: AGM starting at 7:45pm followed by the Presidential Address: Dr. Emrys Phillips
19th March: Dr. Peter Kokelaar (Subject to be advised)
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: email@example.com
Sunday 18th May to Friday 23rd May 2014 (provisional dates and arrangements): For the Annual Residential Field Trip in 2014 we are hoping to go to the Isle of Arran. David Leather and Ian Hunter have very kindly offered to lead this trip for us. Details are still in the planning stage but the date is likely to be Sunday, 18th May until Friday, 23rd May. Check the Newsletter or website for more details when these are available.
YORKSHIRE REGIONAL GROUP OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY: Contact: Alex Keech <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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