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Fieldtrip to Sellar Open Cast Coal Pit, South Wales

These are the main ROCKWATCH EVENTS coming up in the months ahead.

All Rockwatch events are open to Rockwatch members so why not take advantage and join today!

Select one of the following links to find out more about our events.

Rockwatch Events Listing

brown bullet12-18 Oct- Sidmouth Science Festival
brown bullet7 Nov - Festival of Geology, London

Member Alert!! There may also be 2 further fieldtrips. One to the Cotswold Water Park during September and one in Leicestershire during October.

Other events for members to enjoy

Please bear in mind that these events have not been organized by Rockwatch and you need to get in touch with the group involved to find out more details and to book

brown bulletGeologists' Association Lectures, London
brown bullet17 Oct - Liverpool Geological Society

brown bullet25 Oct - Manchester Geological Association
brown bulletHidden Horizons – of Yorkshire
brown bulletGeology Walks at West Runton, Norfolk
brown bulletUK Amateur Fossil Hunters

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Rockwatch Events

Sidmouth Science Festival 12 – 18 October

Sidmouth Science weekend has a Family Fun Day of activities on Saturday 17 October. Members of the Rockwatch team will be there when the Sidmouth St John Ambulance Hall becomes a Geoscience Arena for the day. Come and enjoy a wide range of displays, activities, demonstrations, short talks - good fun for the whole family, with activities for children. More details:


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Festival of Geology 2015 poster

Saturday 7 November 10.30 – 4.30

University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

A day of geological family fun! Stalls and displays as well as four lectures.

Why not help Rockwatch in the Discovery Room to race trilobites, make a Jurassic diorama, sift sand for sharks’ teeth, make your own fossils and more. Bring your mystery rocks and fossils to be identified. FREE EVENT. No need to book – just come along. Suitable all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult. There is also a Photographic Competition which you can enter and win big prizes!

Download details about the speakers and the speaker timetable.

Details of the day and the photographic competition:


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Other events for Rockwatch Members to enjoy

Please bear in mind that these events have not been organized by Rockwatch and you need to get in touch with the group involved to find out more details and to book.

For adults, but may Geologists' Association Lectures, Geological Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0DU (opposite Fortnum and Mason). For adults, but may be of interest to older Rockwatchers. Doors open 6.00, lectures promptly at 6.30. Free with Mem. Card.

Fri 2 October: The Rock that wouldn’t stay still; an introduction to salt by Dr Chris Jackson
Fri 11 December: The largest airspace shutdown since WW11: Volcanic ash prediction and its challenges! By Dr Helen Dacre

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Liverpool Geological Society
Sat 17 Oct: 'Campus and Cathedral Treasure Hunt'. Start tune of 10.00 tbc.

A chance to see the range of building stones (sediments, igneous and metamorphics) that have been used in the construction and refurbishment of the University of Liverpool and the adjacent Metropolitan Cathedral. Participants are invited to join as a team or as individuals. Bring a picnic lunch or feed at one of several nearby cafes. In the afternoon there may be some guided tours. No charge - all welcome. Times and details to be confirmed.

More information nearer the time - visit the lgs website www.liverpoolgeologicalsociety.org/ or contact Jim Marshall isotopes@liv.ac.uk

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Manchester Geological Association

Sun 25 Oct: The Fred Broadhurst Memorial Field Trip - half-day trip to see the Building Stones of the Trafford Centre, a shopping experience on the south section of the M60 Manchester ring road. For more details contact: outdoors@mangeolassoc.org.uk

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Hidden Horizons – of Yorkshire
Become a Yorkshire Coast Explorer with Hidden Horizons. Something for all the family along the Yorkshire Coast from rock-pooling trips, to fossil hunts and dinosaur walks. Experienced leaders show you the amazing secrets hidden on the coast from 180 million year-old fossils and Jurassic dinosaur footprints to the creatures who call it come today!

Phone Will Watts on 07964 759433 or will.watts@hiddenhorizons.co.uk www.hiddenhorizons.co.uk

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Geology Walks at West Runton, Nr Cromer, Norfolk
Geology Walks in six different areas of North Norfolk led by Martin Warren. Walks a mix of distances and challenges so maybe check first. Children 8+ Tickets £3.00. There will be an outing of the life-size walking model of the West Runton Mammoth, at West Runton itself on 30 August. No further details at present. For details phone: 01263 513543 or Martin’s website and email:



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UK Amateur Fossil Hunters
Fossil Hunts throughout the year for all ages, adults and families.

The Hampshire Mineral & Fossil Show is held on the first Saturday of September every year in the ideally suited Lyndhurst Community Centre with fifty-six tables of mineral, fossil and geology related displays, for the enjoyment of our visitors, and also with many dealers in fine specimens, crystals and jewellery amongst others.

The event is free to Rockwatcher members.

For details: UKAFH website

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For more information and to book places please email the Rockwatch office: rockwatchatga@btinternet.com

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