The UK's Nationwide Geology Club for Children

Michael Oates

Rockwatch Management Committee
I have been a rock and fossil enthusiast since primary school and followed this calling via batchelor and doctorate degrees in Geology from London University. Employment as a geologist in the petroleum industry naturally followed as a new graduate and I thoroughly enjoyed this career, when no two days were alike and which enabled me to visit lots of unusual places worldwide, at someone else's expense. In 2015 I became semi-retired, whereupon I established myself in a new house with huge museum potential and now spend most of my time sorting out my collection - some of which has not seen the light of day for 40 years or more!  I also arrange the Geologists' Association lecture programme each year, and have been involved with Rockwatch almost from the start - organising the occasional field excursion, and attending events to help out whenever possible.

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