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Events - 2021 Programme                                       PRINTER FRIENDLY


Unless otherwise stated, all events are FREE to members. Non-members will be asked to pay a small charge for attending field meetings and indoor events.


Booking is usually required for all field meetings for attending field meetings and indoor events.


Some trips, especially quarry visits, may require protective clothing such as helmet and high-vis jackets. Please enquire with the event leader or see event flier nearer the time for details.

Covid-19 Pandemic:

All field meetings may be subject to change depending on the prevailing Government regulations at the time.

Attending ZOOM talks:

Members will be emailed a link to our Zoom talks. Simply click on the link and follow the instructions. If you are not a member please request the link via bucksgeologygroup@gmail.com. To avoid talks being over-subscribed please do not share the link.

Saturday June 12th 2021 time:4pm -5pm

The glacial and periglacial history of a Middle Pleistocene ice-margin of the British Ice Sheet (BIS) in north Buckinghamshire. By Dr Simon Price. This Zoom talk will cover the Quaternary geology of north Buckinghamshire which has received relatively little scientific attention compared to other glaciated lowland regions including eastern England, East Anglia and parts of the Midlands. This is surprising considering its location at a critical glacial and periglacial Quaternary Domain boundary at the maximum limit of the British Ice Sheet (BIS). The talk will cover the results of a combined field and laboratory investigation of Quaternary sediments in north Buckinghamshire. The area studied extends from Milton Keynes in the east to Buckingham in the west..

Saturday June 19th 2021 time:10:30am -14:30pm

Coombs Quarry with Jill Eyers. A beautiful walk to the quarry from the Thornborough Bridge picnic car park. The quarry has well displayed Jurassic rocks and fossils and we can enjoy a picnic lunch in the quarry before strolling back through the meadows. Contact Jill for details: bucksgeologygroup@gmail.com .

Thursday July 1st 2021 time:5pm-6pm TALK:

The best bits of Bucks geology by Jill Eyers. A lively virtual field trip from top to toe of Buckinghamshire showing the best locations to see geology. The tour travels from tropical Jurassic seas to the freezing tundra of the Ice Age, and the tour bus stops at all your favourite places. A Zoom link will be sent to all members by 1 week prior to the talk. .

Saturday July 10th 2021 time:10:30am -16:30pm

Field visit to the Vale of the White Horse This beautiful walk will take in both geology and archaeology. To include: the Ridgeway, Wayland Smith, geomorphology, Uffington Castle Iron Age hillfort, the White Horse, Dragon Hill and so much more. 5 miles on the flat in the morning, but a steep climb to Uffington hillfort in the afternoon will be taken at a slow pace to allow the leader to breath! Picnic lunch. Parking in National trust car park (free to NT members).Full handout provided.

For details and to be put on the list contact Jill at e-mail: j.eyers@btopenworld.com .

Wednesday July 21st 2021 time:afternoon

Great Linford Geology and Archaeology. Organised by Milton Keynes Parks Trust. Full details can be found on this website: https://www.theparkstrust.com/events/festival-of-archaeology-2021-family-archaeology-afternoon-2021-07-21 Starting at the Manor House with displays on Archaeology and Geology (Jill Eyers on a fossils table – Bucks Geology Group) there will be an opportunity to visit the geology locations under your own steam - led over to the Stone circle and quarry first by MK Parks Trust staff guide. Print off information from the website or Jill's geology book has Great Linford. website link .

Saturday 21st August 2021 time:tbd

Great Linford Day. Organised by Milton Keynes Parks Trust. Jill will be showing you the geology at Great Linford with the Milton Keynes Parks Trust. Note the times and full details to follow, but also see the MK Parks Trust website as booking may be required. website link .

Saturday September 18th 2021 time:10:30pm -12:30pm

Visit to Northmoor Hill, near Denham. Followed by picnic lunch. Site Geological walk around the nature reserve to see geology and landscape from the Cretaceous period to the Anglian glaciation. Nature included where it turns up! Bring picnic lunch. No loos on site. Free to members, £3 to non-members. To be put your name down & get more information contact Jill at e-mail: bucksgeologygroup@gmail.com .

Sunday October 10th 2021 time:10:30pm -12:00noon

Hidden Aylesbury. Site A town centre walk to discover the geology of Aylesbury hidden beneath the surface and the source of its very varied building stones. A view of Aylesbury that is a bit different! Led by Jill Eyers with guide notes to follow. It will take us to c. 12 noon and then can have lunch in town if wanted. Free to members, £3 to non-members. For details and to be put on the list contact Jill at e-mail: bucksgeologygroup@gmail.com .

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This list will be updated regularly - Last updated on 7th June 2021.