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Don’t miss the Rockwatch Fieldtrip to Bracklesham on July 22
May18

Don’t miss the Rockwatch Fieldtrip to Bracklesham on July 22

Rockwatchers had such a great day fossil collecting in Bracklesham a few weks ago.  Wonderful fossils were found as you can see! And now you can have another opportunity to go there on July 22nd.  Hopefully you’ll need to bring sun screen! A great day out for the family!

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‘Behind the Scenes’ at the Oxford Museum of Natural History
Mar30

‘Behind the Scenes’ at the Oxford Museum of Natural History

Fascinating ‘Behind the Scenes’ visit.  Briefed in the main hall then off to explore the areas the public don’t usually get to see.  Rockwatchers spoke to real palaeontologists and found out what work they do.  Inspiring!

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Volcanoes – New Exhibition at the Bodleian Library, Oxford
Mar07

Volcanoes – New Exhibition at the Bodleian Library, Oxford

From fire-belching mountains to blood-red waves of lava, volcanoes have captured the attention of scientists, artists and members of the public for centuries.  This exhibition in the Weston Library at the Bodleian has eye witness accounts, scientific observations and artwork charting how understanding of volcanoes has changed over the millennia. Some of the most spectacular volcanic activity is in the exhibition: the 79AD eruption of...

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New books for keen Fossil Hunters
Jan26

New books for keen Fossil Hunters

Two brilliant guides have just been published that are a great guide for anyone wishing to explore the rocks and fossils of Bracklesham and Bognor in West Sussex.  David Bone is the author and he’s well known to Rockwatch members as he has led us on trips to the area.  In fact, there’s another one that he is leading on Monday April 10th.   (Places are filling up fast so book quickly if you’d like to come along!)  His...

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Adela Breton Exhibition in Bristol Museum and Art Gallery
Jan24

Adela Breton Exhibition in Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

In your latest copy of Rockwatch magazine (Issue 74 pages 8/9) you’ll see the wonderful work of Adele Breton (1849-1923).  She was an unusual Victorian gentlewoman who travelled around Mexico studying the country when most of the women of her day were tied to the home.  Anthropology and the ‘new’ science of geology captured her interest and she spent her time travelling, exploring cultures and landscapes, often...

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Amber specimen offers rare glimpse of feathered dinosaur tail
Jan10

Amber specimen offers rare glimpse of feathered dinosaur tail

A dinosaur tail complete with its feathers has been discovered trapped in a piece of amber.  Even though these aren’t the first to be found, earlier specimens have been difficult to definitively link to their source animal.  This tail consists of eight vertebrae from a juvenile preserved in 3D with microscopic detail.  Professor Mike Benton from the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol, former President of the...

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