SWGA Activities

Since many of the South-East Wales RIGS group members are also active in the South Wales Geologists’ Association, since the RIGS activities also form part of the SWGA committee meeting discussions, and since some recent field trips concerned themselves with RIGS sites, I thought it might be useful to list recent SWGA activities (activities that have been completed are greyed out).

Summer Programme 2018

(see also the most recent newsletter on the SWGA website)

The outdoor summer field trip programme for the next Session is as follows (see also SWGA site):

  • Sunday 22nd April: The Two Ridges, Cefn Onn, Cardiff: a geological ramble – Leader: Stephen Howe
  • Sunday 20th May: The Tortworth Inlier, Gloucestershire – Leader: Dave Green
  • Wednesday 30th May: Fforest Fawr Geopark Open Day, Craig y Nos
  • Saturday 16th June: Penderyn: disturbed ground – Leader: Alan Bowring
  • Saturday 21st July: Flat Holm ** ADVANCED BOOKING AND PAYMENT ESSENTIAL – Leader: Chris Lee
  • Saturday 29th July : Tredegar House, Newport
  • Saturday 11th August: Family Geology Day, Penarth – Leaders tbc
  • Saturday 15th September: Three Cliffs Bay and Ilston Gower – Leader: Paul Wright
  • Saturday 13th October: Field Trip to the May Hill Silurian Inlier – Leader: Dave Green
  • Saturday 3rd November: GA Festival of Geology, UCL, London

Winter Programme 2018/19

  • Saturday 20th October (Swansea): Coastal Processes (tbc): Dr Claire Earlie (Cardiff)
  • Saturday 24th November (Cardiff): The secret life of your mobile phone: Andrew Bloodworth (BGS)
  • Saturday 15th December (Swansea): The adventures of Curiosity rover in Gale crater: exploring the geology of Mars by robot. Prof. Sangeev Gupta (Imperial College)
  • Saturday 12th January (National Museum, Cardiff): Holiday Geology
  • Saturday 26th January (Cardiff): Life in the Freezer: how microbes live in the coldest places on Earth: Dr Liz Bagshaw (Cardiff)
  • Saturday 16th February (Swansea): Wholesale reconfiguration of the biosphere in the Anthropocene: a sustainable or unsustainable pattern? Prof. Mark Williams (Leicester)
  • Saturday 23rd March (Cardiff): AGM and Archaeopteryx: the story of an iconic fossil: Cindy Howells (NMW)

South East Wales RIGS (Regionally Important Geodiversity Sites) works to enhance and protect a suite of geological sites across South East Wales.

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