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Events - 2023 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.

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 30th September 2023, 1pm – 3:30pm.

Fossil Hunt and walk at Coombs Quarry. Leader Jill Eyers Parking at the Thornborough Picnic site car park we will explore the landscape, wildlife and archaeology to be seen on a gentle stroll across the meadows and into the quarry. The quarry has plenty of Jurassic fossils for everyone – but what do they tell us about life in the Jurassic? Suitable for all including families. Not suitable for buggies or wheelchairs. For full details and to book a place with Jill email: bucksgeologygroup@gmail.com for further information and to book your place. Members free, £5 for non-members. .

Saturday 7th October 2023, 4:00pm-5:00pm

Zoom talk: The hidden world of amber. Zoom talk by Dr Jill Eyers explaining What is amber and how did it form? Where can you find it and how old is it? This talk will explain all and show a whole new world locked inside every piece of amber. Members will receive a Zoom link in good time prior to the event. If you are not a member, please request the link via bucksgeologygroup@gmail.com several days prior to the talk. .

Saturday 4th November 2023, 10:30am-4:30pm

Festival of Geology - UCL, London Geological exhibitors from around the world - including fossil & mineral displays from local geology groups and affiliated geological societies, books, maps, photo-competition, Mary Anning maquette and much more! Special Exhibit: “The Maps: Smith & Greenough - in the same room once again!” Special Lecture: "Geology of Hogwarts" - Dr Leanne Hughes, British Geological Survey. This is a free public event. Event Poster


Saturday 18th November 2023, 10am-12:30pm

Hiding in plain sight - geology of Aylesbury Town Centre Leader: Jill Eyers Starting and ending at the Discover Bucks Museum the walk explores hidden gems of rocks, fossils and history that have made Aylesbury. We can end for lunch in the Kings Head before an optional visit to the museum. I will ask what people prefer to do and organise appropriately! Suitable for all ages and abilities. For full details and to book a place with Jill email bucksgeologygroup@gmail.com .

2024 Programme

Saturday 20th January 2024, 10:00am-12noon

Workshop at the museum centre at Halton, near Wendover. Fossil focus: by eck more to sea urchins than meets the eye! The workshop will use a collection of lovely fossils to show how the spikey, spiny, bumpy, warty and lily versions of the echinoderms (eck-eye-no-derms) can be ID’d and where they can be found. Lots of local examples given – bring some of your own if you have any. Booking is essential as a max of 20 will have to be kept to.
For full details and to book a place with Jill email: bucksgeologygroup@gmail.com


A walk focussed on puddingstones Bradenham to Bledlow. details to be confirmed .


A field visit to Grimes Graves in Norfolk (summer). details to be confirmed .


Workshop at Halton on geological maps The Devil’s in the detail. details to be confirmed .


Visit to an Ice Age quarry near Buckingham followed by a geological walk around Stowe (National Trust). details to be confirmed .


Visit to Avebury details to be confirmed .

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This list will be updated regularly - Last updated on 26th August 2023.