East Renfrewshire

Geology

FacilitatorColin Sykes
Meeting Training Room at Thorntree Hall, Thornliebank (Currently suspended during pandemic- online Zoom meetings instead)
Time 4th Wednesday of the month at 10.30am to 12.30pm,

In keeping with other UK geological organisations normal meetings are cancelled until further notice because of the Covid-19 virus outbreak. Meanwhile 'Zoom' meetings are taking place on the 4th Wednesday morning of each month joining online at 10.20 am for a start at 10.30 am - details by email. If any prospective members wish to be present as well please contact Colin via the message bird on this webpage for further information.

Next Meetings - all online Zoom presentations:-
Wednesday 25th November 2020 at 1030 am- An Introduction to Oceanography- part 1- Michael Orren
Wednesday 27th January 2021 at 10.30 am- An Introduction to Oceanography- part 2- Michael Orren
Wednesday 24th February 2021 at 10.30 am- The Geology of Scotland in a nutshell- Colin Sykes.
Wednesday 24th March 2021 at 10.30 am -A tour of Newfoundland and its geological features - Vivienne Christison.
Wednesday 28th April 2021 at 10.30 am- Geoengineering and climate change (full title to follow) - Prof. Nick Owens - from the Scottish Association for Marine Science.(Technical issues prevented this talk taking place)
Wednesday 26th May 2021 - Professor Nick Owens gave his deferred April talk on this date.
Wednesday 23rd June 2021 - "Marine Microbes and Bugs in the Ocean: how tiny marine microbes permit us to breathe & some like it hot!" - a further entertaining talk by Michael Orren.

It is hoped that Field Trips can restart later in the year. Meanwhile we will continue to meet on Zoom. Watch this space!

Geology logo Geology is defined as ‘the study of the structure, evolution and dynamics of the Earth and its natural mineral and energy resources and investigates the processes that have shaped the Earth through its 4500 million year history.’
Are you interested in the structure of rocks and minerals and how they were formed? Earth processes such as volcanic eruptions and earthquakes? The history of the Earth’s structure and how it is still changing? Why Mount Everest is growing by about 4mm per year?

At the meetings there are discussions, talks and sometimes field trips, which are undertaken at your own risk. No previous knowledge is required to join the group just an interest.

All the outings are undertaken at the individual member's own risk.

If you would like more information or to join the group please contact Colin by clicking on the Message Bird.

#The original planned meetings for 2020 for you to look at.. It is hoped to resurrect some of these in 2021.

December - no meeting as due date falls on Christmas Day!
January 22nd - The Geology of Mars- Roy Bryce
February 26th - Fossils (Part 1)- an overview.- Gary Hoare
March 25th - Fossils (Part 2)- Local sites- Gary Hoare
April 22nd- Field trip to Trearne Quarry with Gary Hoare- details later
May 27th- Field trip - Saltcoats Beach
June 24th -Field Trip- Campsie Glen
July 22nd - Field Trip - Mugdock
August 26th- Field trip - Leadhills and Wanlockhead
September 23rd - Field trip -Lynn Glen Dalry
October 28th - Meeting at Thorntree Hall - Oceanography talk by Michael Orren
November 25th - Meeting at Thorntree Hall - members presentations
December - No meeting

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Amblers Around the World Dining
Art Together Boules
Bridge Improvers Club 7:30
Comealong & Singalong Computer Help
Creative Writing Cuppa@11
Discussion Enjoy The Arts
Eyes Down! Facebook
Family Trees Film Appreciation
French - level 1 French - level 2
Garden Visits Genealogy & Family History
Geology German
Hands On Gardening History
Italian Italian Beginners
Jazz and Blues Knitting and Crochet
Learn Bridge Lunch Bunch
Mah jong Move it or Lose it
Movie Appreciation Nature Watch
Out and About Photography
Quiz Reading Groups
Russian Saturdays
Science & Technology Scottish Country Dancing
Sing with John Snooker
Social Bridge Spanish Beginners
Spanish Improvers Spoken Word Reading
Summer Evening Strollers Swimmimg
Table Tennis Taste the World
The Instrumentalists Theatre
Theatre Encore Ukulele
Walking Wine Buddies
Yarners Yoga