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CALENDAR OF TALKS AND FIELD EVENTS 2015 CONTINUED

                                                                       2015.

 I am  rebuilding this section of the site to make it easier to read as sometimes the Calendar has too much information to be useful. My practice has been to email reminder notices prior to events in any case.

        Additional Information such a map references and Biographies and websites on the events below will be added to as time allows but hopefully this present format will be an improvement.

  

THURSDAY 27TH AUGUST.2015. at Fiveacres,Allet.RGSC.     7PM.

Lecture:     Prof.Colin Bristow.(Gold Medal Winner).presents:

                           CLIMATE CHANGES AND GEOLOGY IN ST.AUSTELL BAY.

 

 

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SATURDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER.Field excursion.

Meeting at 10-30am at Spit Beach Car Park ,Par.St.Austell Bay -following the lecture and looking at geological evidence in the field indicating sea level and climate changes.

Led by Prof.Colin Bristow.

 

Car Park National Grid Reference SX 075/529

Tides are out at mid day so this should be ideal for us.Advise that  strong supportive shoes or boots are worm with waterproof coat.

(remember carry some  crib or croust with you if you want).

Quaternary deposits with ice wedges,raised beaches,plus Lower Devonian,metamorphosed Meadfoot Beds including hydroclasts.

and  various metasediments and bedding structures.

*****   PLEASE CONTACT ME TO INFORM ME THAT YOU ARE COMING -THIS WILL HELP ME AVOID MISSING ANYONE.                 TELEPHONE 01209 860 410 or email josephneilplummer@yahoo.co.uk

 

 

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Wednesday 16th September........nothing confirmed.

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Saturday 19th September at Car Park Zennor 10am

ROSEVALE MINE booking essential by email or by phone 01209 860410 as we must have a minimum number to confirm the visit.(booking by mid August please).                   Progress made in the mine.

 

           

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Wednesday 21st October.At Fiveacres,Allet.7pm

SIR ARTHUR SMITH WOODWARD AND THE FOSSIL FISHES OF     CORNWALL. by Mike Smith.

 

         Biography.

Dr.Mike Smith is a semi-retired structural engineer working in the off shore oil and gas industry.On reading the book 'Trilobite!'by Richard Fortey (Natural History Museum)in the summer 2000 he joined a number of clubs and started to collect fossils in the UK.He developed an interest in fossil fish when he was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to collect Palaeozoic Fish Fossils from the north of Scotland and Orkney.

Researching the Osteolepid Fish that he collected and reading 'Gaining Ground' by Jenny Clack and 'Your Inner Fish' by Neil Shubin drew him deeper into the fascinating area of the Fish-Tetrapod Transition to the extent that he decided to join the Natural History Museum as a volunteer in November 2010 working with the fossil fish collection.

He helped organise the Natural History Museum Symposium celebrating the Life of the palaeontologist Sir Arthur Smith Woodward 1864-1944 and is currently working as an editor of the Proceedings of that Syposium.

                            SIR ARTHUR SMITH WOODWARD AND THE FOSSILS FISHES OF CORNWALL.

Mike will provide a relatively informal talk that will cover:

  • His very tenuous links with the geology and mining industry of Cornwall.
  • His work as a volunteer with the fossil fish collection of the NHM.
  • The NHM collection of fossil fishes of Cornwall.
  • Sir Arthur  Smith Woodward and his links with the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall.

 

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Wednesday 18th November.At Fiveacres,Allet 7pm.

                    World War 1 Cornish Mining Battalion by  Ken Johns.

‘The author, Robert K Johns will give a presentation about his recently released book ‘Battle Beneath the Trenches’, which is receiving excellent reviews in the local press. The book is about the previously untold story of the Cornish miners of the 10th DCLI, who were transferred to form the 251st Tunnelling Company RE, arguably the most successful on the Western Front. The author has a great personal interest in their achievements, as his grandfather was a sapper with the 251st. More information can be found at www.robertkjohns.co.uk