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Events - 2021 Programme                                       PRINTER FRIENDLY

Cost:

Unless otherwise stated, all events are FREE to members. Non-members will be asked to pay a small charge for attending field meetings and indoor events.

Booking:

Booking is usually required for all field meetings for attending field meetings and indoor events.

Clothing:

Some trips, especially quarry visits, may require protective clothing such as helmet and high-vis jackets. Please enquire with the event leader or see event flier nearer the time for details.

Covid-19 Pandemic:

All field meetings may be subject to change depending on the prevailing Government regulations at the time.

Attending ZOOM talks:

Members will be emailed a link to our Zoom talks. Simply click on the link and follow the instructions. If you are not a member please request the link via bucksgeologygroup@gmail.com. To avoid talks being over-subscribed please do not share the link.

Saturday December 12th 2020 time:5pm - 6pm

The Ice Age A ZOOM talk by Jill Eyers exploring the causes of the Ice Age and how it has shaped our local landscape..

Wednesday January 13th 2020 time:4pm -5pm

Geology and Hydrology of Burnham Beeches A ZOOM talk by Graham Hickman. This talk will describe the origin of the gravels, clays and chalk underlying Burnham Beeches. We see how the geology dictates the location of springs and follow the streams to where they disappear into sink holes. The talk can be followed-up with a self-guided tour – free download from our website..

Saturday 6th February 2020 time:4pm -5pm

The Chilterns and the London Aquifer A ZOOM talk by Graham Hickman. Following on from the January talk we will look the larger scale hydrology of the Thames Basin and will consider where the water goes that disappears into the Chalk at Burnham Beeches.

Sunday March 7th 2020 time:10:30am -12noon

Hidden Aylesbury A town centre walk to discover the geology of Aylesbury hidden beneath the surface and the source of its very varied building stones. A view of Aylesbury that is a bit different! Led by Jill Eyers with guide notes to follow. It will take us to c. 12 noon and depending on social distancing rules may include a coffee or lunch indoors at the end. Free to members, £3 to non-members.

For details and to be put on the list contact Jill at e-mail: j.eyers@btopenworld.com .

Wednesday March 10th 2020 time:5pm -6pm

It’s Life Jim but not as we know it A ZOOM talk by Jill Eyers exploring the first life on earth – the weird and wonderful animals of the Precambrian and Cambrian..

Thursday April 1st 2020 time:10:30am -tbd

Geology at Great Linford A look at the stone circle and small quarry section with Jill Eyers and options for seeing further geology as self-led tours. Slots will be available from 10.30 to the end afternoon. This is a Milton Keynes Parks Trust event. More details to follow so mark date in your diary. A contact link will be sent to all members to book when available..

Wednesday April 21st 2020 time:4pm -5pm

Ammonites – from myth and folklore to geological relevance. A Z00M talk by Mick Oates. .

Saturday May 8th 2020 time:10:30am -4:40pm

Vale of the White Horse walk with Jill Eyers. A day looking at the geology and archaeology of this beautiful National Trust area. From the NT car park (free to NT members, charge for non-NT Members) we first walk the Ridgeway to Wayland Smithy (long barrow) with lots of landscape geology and history on the route. Back at the car park for a picnic lunch or lunch at the White Horse pub (the only loo opportunity) depending on Government regulations. We will then walk up to Uffington Hillfort (slow pace though!), see the white horse chalk figure along with several other archaeological features and classic geology from the amazing view. Free to members, £5 to non-members.

For details and to put your name on the list - contact Jill at e-mail: j.eyers@btopenworld.com .

Sunday May 30th 2020 time:10:30am -12:30pm

Visit to Northmoor Hill Local Geology Site near Denham. Geological walk around the nature reserve to see geology and landscape from the Cretaceous period to the Anglian glaciation. Nature included where it turns up! Bring picnic lunch. No loos on site.

For details and to put your name on the list - contact Jill at e-mail: j.eyers@btopenworld.com .

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This list will be updated regularly - Last updated on 10th Dec 2020.