Geology Rocks!

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malham.pngThe group meets monthly for discussion, presentations, films/videos, and field trips.

We are lucky enough to live amidst some of the best geology in the country, if not Europe.

Join us to explore it and understand what lies beneath our feet, how our landscape was formed and why it looks the way it does.

Please be sure to tick the Geology Rocks! box on the Groups page and save changes, so you get all the latest news.

Our meetings take place on rolling day/4-5 week basis as alternate indoor/outdoor activities. Indoor meetings take place at The Old Girls School, Kirkgate, Sherburn-in-Elmet at 10:30 for approximately 2 hours.

An annual Programme is circulated to members and is available on request from the Group Leader.

Outdoor meetings will be visits to venues of geological interest, or field trips lasting most of the day to geological sites within reasonable driving distance, meeting at The Eversley Centre in Sherburn for car share under usual U3A rules, unless otherwise advised.

The picture is of the former waterfall, now presenting as a limestone cliff at Malham Cove.

 


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Forthcoming Events -

Monday, 29 June 2020 - Cave Science of the Yorkshire Dales 1.30pm - The Crown Inn, Monk Fryston

Associate Professor Phil Murphy of Leeds University Earth Sciences Dept has offered to give us a talk on The Cave Science of the Yorkshire Dales on 29 June.

This is likely to be an interesting, informative presentation given with Phil's customary dry wit.

Come along and learn some stuff about caves in the Yorkshire Dales you didn't know before!


Tuesday, 28 July 2020 - Field Trip 9.00am - TBA

A field trip will take place on this day at a venue to be advised, suggestions would be welcome. 


Wednesday, 26 August 2020 - Meeting topic TBA 1.30pm - TBA

Meeting at The Crown Inn, Monk Fryston, topic to be decided later — suggestions please.


Saturday, 19 September 2020 - Yorkshire Fossil Festival 9.00am - Rotunda Museum, Scarborough

The annual fossil-fest at The Rotunda Museum, Scarborough, open from 10:00 to 16:00.

The Yorkshire Fossil Festival will be returning to Scarborough this year – it will be a weekend to remember, so make sure you keep your diaries free!

The event will be bigger and better than ever, as we will be inviting both local and national museums, universities and businesses to provide entertainment and expertise for all. The festival will be based at the historic Rotunda Museum and its surrounding grounds. This year’s theme is EXTINCTION.

Details can be found at https://www.scarboroughmuseumstrust.com/event/the-yorkshire-fossil-festival/


Thursday, 8 October 2020 - Meeting topic TBA 1.30pm - The Crown Inn, Monk Fryston

Meeting at The Crown Inn, Monk Fryston, topic to be decided later — suggestions please.


Friday, 13 November 2020 - Field trip 9.00am - TBA

A field trip will take place on this day at a venue to be advised, suggestions would be welcome. 


December 2020 - Festive Lunch 12.00pm - The Crown Inn, Monk Fryston

A festive lunch for all members + spouses/partners, pay your own way at the bar.

uggestions needed for a topic before we dine please.



Reports on past meetings -

Festive Lunch - December 2019 (report by David Mills)

Geological Time - December 2019 (report by David Mills)

Identifying rocks - November 2019 (report by David Mills)

Roundhay Park, a walk back in time - August 2019 (report by David Mills)

Field Trip to Otley Chevin Geology Trail - May 2019 (report by David Mills)

Field Trip to Boston Spa riverside geology trail - April 2019 (report by David Mills)

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