The Summer Programme for 2019



In the warmer months, from April to September, we hold a number of field excursions, usually monthly, involving visits to working quarries, or natural exposures, that may be of restricted access to individuals, where Members can add to their collections, absorb new knowledge of our diverse science, or maybe just enjoy the great outdoors. The excursion Leaders are geologists with specialised knowledge of each particular locality.

Saturday 27th April

Oathill Quarry, Bath Stone Group
By kind permission of Mr Mike Hughes

Birdlip Limestone Fm of the Jurassic Aalenian Age 174-170Ma


Saturday 18th May

Blockley Quarry, home to Northcotbrick Ltd.
By kind permission of Mr Dale Moss, Manager

Charmouth Mudstone Formation of the Lias Group, Jurassic Sinemurian-Pliensbachian Age: 183-199Ma


Friday to Sunday, 14th-16th June

The Mendips

The Leader will be Dr Martin Whiteley, recently of The University of Derby
Strata range from the Silurian Coalbrookdale Formation, through Devonian and Carboniferous, to the Jurassic and Triassic
Those attending will make their own transport arrangement to and from the accommodation.
The Leader will provide a minibus to carry attendees during the two days of investigation.
The visit to the Banwell Bone Cave (in private grounds) will be at cost.

Expressions of interest and intention are required as soon as possible to enable booking.
Please contact
[email protected]