Lectures and Excursions
The group holds meetings and talks at Hanson’s cement works near Clitheroe.
The dates and times of which will be posted on this page
Winter Program 2017-2018
|October 13||James Carter,MSc.|
Senior Engineering Geologist , Wardell Armstrong
|British earthquakes/aspects of geology of Cyprus|
|November 3||Paul Kabrna||Geology of Anglesey|
|December 1||Pds/members evening|
|January 26||AGM and Pds/members evening|
|February (TBC)||Tony France||Burnley coalfield|
|March (TBC)||Leslie Collins||N.W. Highlands Geopark|
|April 27||Dr. Chris Duffin||Late Jurassic Lagoonal Limestones of Solnhofen, Bavaria|
October 25th. A Lancaster Building Stone walk is planned and the group should meet at the “Park and Ride” bus station (parking fee is £1 all day) in time to catch the 09:50 bus, bring a packed lunch or use one of the many cafés for the lunch break.
There will be a Field excursion on the 28th of April 2018 led by PdS,
Venue to be confirmed
James Carter M Sc
James is involved in the National Grid project to bring electricity from the proposed new nuclear power station at Windscale across Morecambe bay. He is not at liberty to discuss details of this project but will talk about earthquake risk in the UK and/or about the engineering geology of a project to construct a road in Cyprus.
Tony was a senior geologist working for the National Coal Board and has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the Lancashire coalfield.
Dr. Chris Duffin
Chris was a Senior Master ar Streatham High School in S. London and Clapham High School in S. London.
He has a Ph.D. in Vertebrate Palaeontology from UCL.
He has published over 160 papers on a wide range of fossil groups, but is particularly concerned with sharks and their allies. He co-authored the Handbook of Paleoichthyology Volume 3D. Chondrichthyes. Paleozoic Elasmobranchii: Teeth (2010, Friedrich Pfeil Veriag).
He is the leading author of Special Publication 375 of the Geological Society-” A History of Geology and Medicine” (Duffin, Moody & Garner-Thorpe 2013).
He received the Paleonological Association’s Mary Anning Award for outstanding contributions to paleontology in 2011
Summer Field Excursions to date
Dates for field trips for the early part of summer…more to follow as dates are confirmed
Date Location Leader/s
28th April The coal measures of Todmorden Moor Peter del Strother
Following the Todmorden Moor Geology and Heritage trail. Boots, waterproof clothing and a packed lunch will be required.
8th May Trowbarrow and Keer Barbara Gordon & Peter del Strother
In association with Manchester Geological Association will be looking at the Silverdale disturbance at Trowbarrow quarry and an igneous site near Carnforth. All walking is easy, no hills and less than one kilometre at each site
19th June Llangollen Peter del Strother
24th July Crummackdale Barbara Gordon & Peter del Strother
2nd August Knaresborough Lesley Collins
Times and other details to follow