Wells

Geology

Studying Rocks, Minerals and Fossils from Pangaea to the Polden Hills

Leaders Walford
Meeting Patternvaries
Venuevaries Not currently meeting face-to-face

The group hopes to maintain its studies and interest in the study of Geology during the Winter months by holding meetings on Zoom.

Whilst studying the basics of Geology (rocks/minerals) and Palaeontology (fossils), we try to put the theory into context by looking at the effects on our local landscape, buildings and industry.

The monthly meetings are a combination of audio/video lectures, short presentations by members and general discussion, with museum visits and field trips between meetings to give everyone a feel for the rocks and processes beneath our feet and around us, as well as our own impact on planet Earth. We use the DVD lecture series entitled The Nature of Earth: An Introduction to Geology as the basis of our studies, watching one lecture per month. Send us a message via the pigeon icon on this page to find out more about joining our group (the group is now full, with a short waiting list in operation).

View Geo News 2018 and Geo News 2017 for recent developments in the field and the Geo Lending Library page for our growing collection of reference material. Check the Diary below for details of forthcoming meetings, visits and field trips, and follow our adventures via the links in the table below:-

AgendaLecturePresentationVisit/Field trip
Geology Agenda 6-4-18-Hydrothermal Mineral Deposits [ST]TBD
Geology Agenda 2-3-18cancelledcancelledcancelled
Geology Agenda 2-2-18Kinds of RocksMass Extinctions [Palaeocast podcast]Ebbor Gorge - 2018-02-19
Geology Agenda 5-1-18Identification of MineralsTheropods and Birds [Palaeocast podcast]Wells stones 2018-01-22
Geology Agenda 1-12-17-Icelandic Volcanoes[SK], Anions and Cations [JA]cancelled
Geology Agenda 3-11-17Classification of MineralsMary Anning [Evolution Talk podcast], The Beginning - Life [Evolution Talk podcast]New Cut 2017-11-20
Geology Agenda 6-10-17-History of Earth in 75 mins [Common Descent podcast]Middle Hope - 16-10-17
Geology Agenda 1-9-17The Formation of MineralsThe Core of the Earth [HL]Sea dragons of Street; Wookey Hole to Split Rock - 2017-09-18
Geology Agenda 4-8-17Plate TectonicsThe Cambrian Explosion [JA]Tor Hill 21-08-17
Geology Agenda 7-7-17Continental DriftPlate Tectonics and the Mendips [ST]Nibs Hanging 31-07-17
Geology Agenda 2-6-17Geology - How to Find a Dinosaur (TED Talk)Geology - Studying On-line [JA]Vallis Vale 19-06-17
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