Hidden within the developed urban environment of Nottingham City are a number of exceptional geological outcrops. These outcrops provide us with a ‘window’ into the area’s geological heritage, telling a story of huge ancient rivers flowing within hot arid desert-like landscapes.
This free expert guided tour will visit two outcrops in the city at Nottingham Castle and Park Tunnel. Using these fantastic exposures of sandstone we will introduce you to the geology of the Triassic Period and demonstrate the many features that geologists use to delve into, and interpret the Earth’s past environments.
The tour will also provide an insight into how this ancient geological landscape still impacts our modern city some ~240 million years later...Details:
For GeoWeek, be a rock detective with scientists from the British Geological Survey and discover the amazing variety of rocks that lie beneath Scotland.
Uncover the mind-blowing stories they tell us about our geological past and find out where in Scotland you can go to see extinct volcanoes, fossil forests, ancient deserts, dinosaur footprints and rocks from deep beneath an ocean that once separated England and Scotland.
Date: Saturday 11 May 2019 from 12pm - 3pm
Venue: Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh EH8 8AS
Free entry to the rock detective activity, but not to the Dynamic Earth visitor attraction.
Drop-in event, no booking required
The British Geological Survey is calling for members of the science community to get in touch with their requests for samples from the first UK Geoenergy Observatories boreholes.
This call covers:
Scientists interested in acquiring samples for the Glasgow site should visit the UK Geoenergy Observatories website for full details of this sample call.
A one-day meeting is being held in the De la Beche Conference Suite at BGS Keyworth on 13th June.
8:30 - Morning SEM session for interested delegates
9:30 - Registration
10:00 - Welcome
10:15 - First Keynote talk followed by morning talks session
12:15 - Lunch with poster viewing/networking
13:15 - Afternoon talks session
15:30 - Afternoon tea/coffee and poster viewing/judging
16:00 - Second Keynote talk
16:30 - Student prizes
16:45 - Meeting close and afternoon SEM session for those interested
Delegate registrations = £10
Presenting students = free