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Events - 2024 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.

2024 Programme

Saturday 9th March 2024, 2:30pm. (a joint BGG / Bucks Archaeological Society event)

Sarsen Stone Quarrying in Southern England – A talk by Dr Katy Whitaker at Discover Bucks Museum . Focused on a vanished industry in Buckinghamshire and Wiltshire, as published by Katy in the Journal for Post Medieval Archaeology. You may be familiar with the huge sarsen stones used to make Stonehenge and Avebury stone circles but in southern England sarsen boulders and cobbles have been used in many different ways for the past 4,500 years. This talk will cover sarsen stone geology, distribution and the archaeology of the important post-medieval industry that once flourished in Buckinghamshire. For full details and to book a place email: Mike Palmer (mpalmer@discoverbucksmuseum.org) .

Saturday 11th May 2024, 11:00am-4:00pm

A Sarsen Odyssey to Avebury and West Woods, Wiltshire with Dr Katy Whitaker An opportunity to explore Avebury’s prehistoric sarsens followed by a trip to nearby West Woods, source of the Stonehenge sarsens For full details and to book a place email: Mike Palmer (mpalmer@discoverbucksmuseum.org) .

Saturday 22nd June 2023, time TBD

Bradenham & Bledlow, Bucks. Puddingstone & Sarsen Leader: Mike Howgate joint meeting between BGG and Amateur Geology Society (AGS) For full details and to book a place email: Mike Palmer (mpalmer@discoverbucksmuseum.org) .

Saturday 2nd November 2024, 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 and much more! Special Exhibits and Special Lecture: "TBC" - This is a free public event. Event information



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This list will be updated regularly - Last updated on 10th Feb 2024.