Programme for 2017

Events marked with a map are field trips. Day Field Trips are nearly always held on a Sunday.

Unless otherwise stated, meetings start at 7:15pm (tea/coffee & biscuits) with talks at 7:30pm at Plas Dolerw, Milford Road, Newtown.

Date Event
January 18th

Nick Platt: Building of the Clywedog Dam

February 15th

Guest Speaker: Edward Parry- Building History: materials and styles of buildings of Mid Wales.

March 15th

Guest Speaker: Prof. Paul Leonard - Importance of Geology in Government Policy: a marine perspective.

April 19th

Guest Speaker: Sue Purcell - Rocks and Minerals in Art: an illustrated talk.

April 23rd

Lapworth Museum, Birmingham.

May 14th

Llangranog coastal section, Cardigan Bay - leader Keith Nicholls.

May 17th

Guest Speaker: John Rodgers - From Heaven to Hell: a tale of two valleys.

June 10th

20th Anniversary of MWGC: A day of talks and demonstrations at Plas Dolerw for members and guests. Including lunch. 11am - 3pm

June 21st

Guest Speaker: Prof. Cynthia Burek - Geo-conservation and the Saltscape Project.

June 23rd - 26th

Annual Summer Weekend North Norfolk ( based in Hunstaton). Leader Tim Holt-Wilson, Geological Society of Norfolk.

July 9th

Rocks and Landforms on the Berwyn - leader Andrew Jenkinson Shropshire Geological Society.

July 19th

Evening Field Trip – Hafren Forest Quarries- led by club members

August 16th

Bill Bagley – Fossil Wood

August 20th

Late Devensian glacigenic deposits in a cliff section. Tonfanau, Towyn. Led by club members.

September 20th

Tony Thorp - Thin Sections

September 24th

Blaen Onneu Quarry (9 miles SE of Brecon). Carboniferous limestone. Led by Prof. Paul Wright.

October 18th

Michele Becker – Bricks and Brickmaking

November 15th

Members' Evening: Auction and Quiz. Buffet.