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List of meetings and events 2017

Monday 2nd January - New Year Picnic and field trip at Sand-le Mere led by Brenda and Jack Almond

Thursday 12th January 2017  - Club Night - topic: Vertebrates

Sunday 15th January 2017 - Bisat research Group Meeting - meet at the car park at Mappleton.

Thursday 19th January 2017 - evening lecture - Ian Heppenstall on "the Geology along the north and middle Craven Faults between Malham and Threshfield". Click here for abstract

Friday 20th January 2017 - Committee Meeting

Thursday 2nd February - Club Night - topic: Crystals

Thursday 16th February 2017 - evening lecture - Dr Mike Widowson of Hull University "Divining the Deccan: Tectonics, stratigraphy, timing and effects of a major Large Igneous Province (LIP)". Click here for abstract

Sunday 19th February 2017 - Roadshow at RSPB Bempton; CANCELLED by the RSPB, sorry

Thursday 9th March   - Club Night - topic: unidentified objects

Thursday 23rd March 2017 - Members' Evening and AGM - includes - Mike Horne on the Chalk of the Yorkshire Coast, terry Rockett on the Permian Extinction Event, Graham Kings and Rodger Connell on recent research by the Bisat Project and a display of photographs by Stuart Jones.

Saturday 8th April - Rifle Butts SSSI conservation visit and social.

Saturday 22nd April - field trip - geology and lichens of Holderness churches led by Mark Seaward and Mike Horne

5th to 19th May - Display of Fossils in Beverley Tourist Information Centre  (part of Yorkshire Geology Month).

Sunday 7th May - morning cemetery walk in Hull led by Mike Horne (part of Yorkshire Geology Month) - booking required.

Thursday 11th May - Club Night - topic: geological photographs

Saturday 13th May - Rock and Fossil Roadshow at the Treasure House in Beverley (part of Yorkshire Geology Month).

Sunday 11th June - Flamborough Quaternary Research Group field meeting.

Friday 23rd June - evening picnic and Fossil Fossick led by Mike Horne on the Holderness Coast.

Thursday 29th June   - Club Night - topic: Cephalopods

Friday 14th July  - Bisat research Group Meeting - meet at South Promenade, Withernsea.

Saturday 15th July - field meeting - Cayton Bay led by Rodger Connell.

Thursday 27th July   - Club Night - topic: Igneous Rocks

Friday 25th August - Bisat research Group Meeting - meet at South Promenade, Withernsea.

Saturday 26th August - Rocks and Fossils Roadshow at Hornsea Museum.

Sunday 10th September field meeting at Withernsea let by Jack & Brenda Almond (note - there has been a slight change to the time and meeting place).

Monday 11th September - Bisat research Group Meeting - meet at South Promenade, Withernsea.

Thursday 5th October   - Club Night - topic: miscellaneous geology

Thursday 19th October - Evening lecture - Prof Patrick Boylan on "The World Heritage Convention and the protection of earth science areas and sites of 'outstanding universal value'." Click here for abstract

Thursday 9th November (tbc) - Evening lecture - Dr Rob Newton of Leeds University on the Toarcian

November - Club Night - topic: Sand and Sandstone

December - Quiz Night

Thursday 14th December - evening lecture - Ian Heppenstall on "Grassington, Lea Green to Conniston Dib"  

January 2018 - Evening lecture - Dr Liam Herringshaw of Hull University 

January - Club Night - Microfossils

February 2019 - Evening Lecture  - Prof Chris Clark of Sheffield University on the Quaternary record of the British Ice Sheet

Winter lecture meetings start at 7-30 p.m. and are held in the Department of Department of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences, Cohen Building, University of Hull (unless otherwise stated). Non-members are welcome to attend but please arrive before the start of the meeting. If you arrive late the building may be locked for security reasons and you will not be able to get in. If we are in the ground floor lecture theatre or laboratory you can knock on the window and we will let you in.

There is no charge for non-members attending our meetings (unless otherwise stated), but you are welcome to make a donation to Society funds.

The Microscopy Evenings are for members only. The Meetings start at 7-50pm.

The Club Nights are open to members of the Society, University Students and interested members of the public. At the end of each meeting we will choose the topic or topics for the following meeting. Those attending are encouraged to bring some appropriate specimens, photographs, models or texts to contribute to the evening. The meetings start at 7-50pm. If you arrive late the building will be locked for security reasons and you will not be able to get in; we are using the laboratory on the first floor.

Please contact the Society if you wish to come to a field meeting so that the leaders will know how many people to expect. The Society reserves the right to exclude people who are not wearing the necessary protective clothing/equipment.

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