Programme for 2018

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 17th

AGM followed by short talk: Bill Bagley - The Wonders of Calcite

February 14th

Dr. Geoff Steel: The Origins of Atoms

March 14th

Guest speaker - Bob Loveridge: Cretaceous Fossils, Aripe Basin, NE Brazil

April 25th

Andrew Jenkinson: Rocks along Montgomeryshire Cana

April 28th

Criggion quarry – led by Hanson Quarry staff (Saturday 10am - 1pm. Numbers limited to 14)

May 16th

Guest Speaker – Dr. Richard Carter: Postglacial Environmental Change and Human Adaptation during the Mesolithic in Sussex

May 20th

Coed-y-Brenin led by Dr. John Mason (Guest)

June 10th

Dethenydd (nr Llandinam) led by member

June 20th

Guest Speaker – Dr. John Davies ( Welsh Stone Forum): Building Stones of Montgomeryshire

July 6th - 9th

Summer Weekend: Anglesey – led by Dr Charlie Bendall (Guest)

July 18th

Evening field trip: Aberedw Rocks (south of Builth)

August 15th

Tony Thorp: Geology of Arran

August 19th

Geological Walk to Rodney's Pillar , Welshpool -led by Tony Thorp

September 9th

Bala and Adam Sedgwick’s rocks led by Keith Nicholls (NWGA)

September 19th

Guest Speaker - Paul Lane: Fossil Plants of the Carboniferous Period

October 17th

Kit Moorhouse: North Sea Oil Fields and Debris Flows

November 21st

Member’s evening – Short talks and Buffet