© Liverpool Geological Society

WELCOME

Welcome to the LGS website.

 Founded 1859
Registered Charity No: 500067

LIVERPOOL

GEOLOGICAL

SOCIETY

159th Session
Chirotherium storetonense Track © World Museum, Liverpool

FROM THE TREASURER

Subscriptions for the 2017 - 2018 session are due on the 1st October 2017, ALL enquires regarding membership of the Society to the Honorary Treasurer at g.t.b_lgs@hotmail.co.uk Those wishing to take advantage of a Standing Order Mandate to pay their subscriptions and save worrying each year about paying their subscriptions please contact me (Honorary Treasurer) and I will supply you our bank details, this can be completed online or by going to your bank in person. Subscription rates are: £15 for full members and £5 for student members (full time students). Those members who subscribe to the Geological Journal, the yearly subscription price has been increased to £64.00 for 2017- 2018. Mr Gary T Billington Honorary Treasurer Liverpool Geological Society 4 Lewisham Road Liverpool L11 1EF
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ADVANCED INFORMATION

Dr Roger Suthren's lecture on the "Geology of Wine – Languedoc, France" at the Joint Meeting with the Herdman Society on November 21st was a great success, as was the wine tasting afterwards. Assuming there is sufficient interest from members, Roger has agreed to lead us on a week long field excursion to the South of France in early October 2018. In order to take this opportunity further we need to know who is potentially interested in the trip. If you would like to express an interest can you send an email to Philip Firth using this Philip_firth@yahoo.com.

Recently published field guides

Details here of  Field Guides published in the last few years.

 Preparations for 2018/19 session

As the end of the session approaches plans are already underway for the next session 2018/19. Members are invited to send ideas for lectures/activities to the programme secretary, Chris Hunt at chris1972scfc@outlook.com If you have specific speakers in mind please supply contact details if possible. The popular member's evening will be scheduled provided we have the speakers to do it, so bear this in mind when on your summer holidays- there may be a talk hiding in that beautiful location. Please send offers for (10-20 minute) member's talks in as soon as possible- this needs your support to make it happen. Feedback from the 2017/18 session is invited. Slightly longer lecture programme this year with wide ranging topics which hopefully had something in there for everyone. Was it too advanced? Not enough palaeontology? Like more applied? Let us know...............

‘Rock Around William Brown Street, Liverpool’

To celebrate GeoWeek 2018, members of Liverpool Geological Society (LGS) and staff from the Geology Department at the University of Liverpool will be offering members of the public a free urban geology fieldwork activity on Saturday 12th May 2018 If you are interested in discovering some of the building stones in Liverpool – and understanding the stories told by the rocks, fossils and minerals you can see in the buildings in William Brown Street, Liverpool then just turn up in William Brown Street between 12.00 noon and 4.00 p.m. on Saturday 12th May. Look for the LGS Banner (it’s easy to recognise because it shows dinosaur footprints!).  At this meeting point you can meet local geologists who will be only too happy to help you: explore the area, find out more about the building stones used in this part of Liverpool and learn how to 'read' the stories told by the rocks, fossils & minerals that can be found in William Brown Street. This urban geology fieldwork activity is based on the LGS leaflet: ‘Rock Around William Brown Street’. 2018 is the pilot year for GeoWeek – a nationwide initiative which seeks to introduce as many members of the public to geoscience as possible, mainly through outdoor activities. For further details visit: http://www.bgs.ac.uk/geoweek/participate.html

*Please note that new data protection

regulations come into force on 25th May

2018. If you wish us to contact you, you must

return this form, filled in, to us by that date.

First field meeting

Sunday April 22nd2018 The Roaches

Leader(s): Chris Hunt & Hazel Clark

The weather seems to have improved in time for the first field meeting this session: Geological Mapping for Beginners More details here

Free lecture

Thursday 19th April 2018 PESGB Liverpool Branch Meeting in the Jane Herdman Lecture Theatre, Jane Herdman Building, 4, Brownlow Street, Liverpool, L69 3GP.  LGS members are welcome to attend this meeting which starts at 7.00pm.  Tea/ coffee will be available before the start of the meeting. More details here.

WELCOME

Welcome to the LGS website.

© Liverpool Geological Society

Liverpool Geological

Society

159 th session
Registered Charity No: 500067
Chirotherium storetonense Track © World Museum, Liverpool
Dr Roger Suthren's lecture on the "Geology of Wine – Languedoc, France" at the Joint Meeting with the Herdman Society on November 21st was a great success, as was the wine tasting afterwards. Assuming there is sufficient interest from members, Roger has agreed to lead us on a week long field excursion to the South of France in early October 2018. In order to take this opportunity further we need to know who is potentially interested in the trip. If you would like to express an interest can you send an email to Philip Firth using this address, Philip_firth@yahoo.com.

ADVANCED INFORMATION

Recently published field guides

Details here of  Field Guides published in the last few years.

 Preparations for 2018/19 session

As the end of the session approaches plans are already underway for the next session 2018/19. Members are invited to send ideas for lectures/activities to the programme secretary, Chris Hunt at chris1972scfc@outlook.com If you have specific speakers in mind please supply contact details if possible. The popular member's evening will be scheduled provided we have the speakers to do it, so bear this in mind when on your summer holidays- there may be a talk hiding in that beautiful location. Please send offers for (10-20 minute) member's talks in as soon as possible- this needs your support to make it happen. Feedback from the 2017/18 session is invited. Slightly longer lecture programme this year with wide ranging topics which hopefully had something in there for everyone. Was it too advanced? Not enough palaeontology? Like more applied? Let us know...............

‘Rock Around William Brown Street, Liverpool’

To celebrate GeoWeek 2018, members of Liverpool Geological Society (LGS) and staff from the Geology Department at the University of Liverpool will be offering members of the public a free urban geology fieldwork activity on Saturday 12th May 2018 If you are interested in discovering some of the building stones in Liverpool – and understanding the stories told by the rocks, fossils and minerals you can see in the buildings in William Brown Street, Liverpool then just turn up in William Brown Street between 12.00 noon and 4.00 p.m. on Saturday 12th May. Look for the LGS Banner (it’s easy to recognise because it shows dinosaur footprints!).  At this meeting point you can meet local geologists who will be only too happy to help you: explore the area, find out more about the building stones used in this part of Liverpool and learn how to 'read' the stories told by the rocks, fossils & minerals that can be found in William Brown Street. This urban geology fieldwork activity is based on the LGS leaflet: ‘Rock Around William Brown Street’. 2018 is the pilot year for GeoWeek – a nationwide initiative which seeks to introduce as many members of the public to geoscience as possible, mainly through outdoor activities. For further details visit: http://www.bgs.ac.uk/geoweek/participate.html

*Please note that new data protection

regulations come into force on 25th May

2018. If you wish us to contact you, you must

return this form, filled in, to us by that date.

First field meeting

Sunday April 22nd2018 The Roaches

Leader(s): Chris Hunt & Hazel Clark

The weather seems to have improved in time for the first field meeting this session: Geological Mapping for Beginners More details here

Free lecture

Thursday 19th April 2018 PESGB Liverpool Branch Meeting in the Jane Herdman Lecture Theatre, Jane Herdman Building, 4, Brownlow Street, Liverpool, L69 3GP.  LGS members are welcome to attend this meeting which starts at 7.00pm.  Tea/ coffee will be available before the start of the meeting. More details here.