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Festival of Geology – 5 November, University College London

Saturday 5th November 2015

Exhibitors from the World of Geology

Fossil and mineral displays, stonecraft, books, maps, geological equipment, jewellery, beads, Building Stones walk around UCL with Ruth Siddall, Tours of the UCL Earth
Science Laboratories and more…

Discovery Room

Rockwatch with activities for children of all ages with fossils, racing trilobites, Jurassic dioramas and more…

Geological Talks

  • Prof Iain Stewart – Sustainable Geoscience – Geology for Global Development
  • Jim Richards – Gold Rush: Prospecting and Small Scale
  • Mining for Gold and Diamonds in the Present Day Dr Howard Falcon-Lang
  • Marie Stopes: passionate about palaeobotany
  • Prof Joe Cain & Sarah Butterworth – Iguanodon Restaurant

Festival Trips – Sunday 6 November

  • GeoWalk: Linear Building Stones from The Royal Exchange to St. Paul’s Cathedral via Lothbury led by Diana Smith
  • Trip to see the newly-conserved exposures at Gilbert’s Pit Charlton led by Jackie Skipper
  • The Crystal Palace Dinosaurs – Bringing Extinct Worlds to Life (suitable for families) led by Ellinor Michel of the Friends of the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs.

Amateur Photographic Competition

Any geological topic: 1st Prize £100, 2nd Prize £50, 3rd Prize £25

Download the Festival of Geology 2016 Poster.

Author: Helen Connolly

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