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). These can also be found on the SWGA’s website.

Summer Programme 2019

  • 13 April 2019 : Candleston, Newton and Merthyr Mawr (Stephen Howe)
  • 18 May 2019 : Bolton Hill Quarry, Pembrokeshire (Sid Howells) – Prior booking required
  • 15 June 2019 : The Usk Inlier (Lesley Cherns)
  • 13-14 July 2019 : Rockwatch weekend, Vale of Glamorgan (Stephen Howe)
  • 20 July 2019 : Portishead-Clevedon, Avon (Mark Howson)
  • 17 August 2019 : Family Geology Day, Penarth (Cindy Howells & John Nudds)
  • 14 September : Manorbier, Pembrokeshire (Simon Braddy)
  • 6 October 2019 : Forest of Dean (Dave Green) – Joint with RGS West of England

Winter Programme 2019/20

  • 26 October 2019 : 60th Anniversary Lecture: Dinosaurs Rediscovered (Mike Benton) – Cardiff
  • 23 November 2019 : The highest sea-levels of all time and the 5 million years that saw the birth of modern Britain (John Cope) – Swansea
  • 14 December 2019 : Minerals of the English Midlands (Roy Starkey) – Cardiff
  • 11 January 2020 : Holiday Geology – venue tbc
  • 25 January 2020 : How to study the giant terrestrial fossil birds? A multidisciplinary approach (Delphine Angst) – Swansea
  • 15 February 2020 : Forensic tectonics: using landscapes and sediments to snoop on earthquakes in the past (Daniel Hobley) – Cardiff
  • 21 March 2020 : AGM & Presidential Address: The changing Early Palaeozoic sea floor – biodiversity or early diagenesis? (Lesley Cherns) – Swansea

Festival of Geology 2019

The poster below was developed for display at the 2019 Festival of Geology (also available in PDF format).

SWGA Poster for Festival of Geology 2019
SWGA Poster for Festival of Geology 2019

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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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