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FROM THE TREASURER
Subscriptions for the 2019 - 2020 session
are due on the 1st October 2019. ALL
enquires regarding membership of the
Society to the Honorary Treasurer.
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
Subscription rates are: £15 for full members
and £5 for student members (full time
Those members who subscribe to the
Geological Journal, the yearly subscription
price is £64.00
Mr Gary T Billington
Liverpool Geological Society
4 Lewisham Road
Liverpool L11 1EF
President, Philip Firth
A warning about pedestrian access to Byrom Street
Vehicle access to Byrom Street should be as normal
but now that the pedestrian walkway is closed off
with a view to demolition, it is impossible to get to
Byrom Street from the city centre without walking a
very long way.
If you are walking to Byrom Street, please allow extra
time to get to the LGS meetings.
The easiest way to Byrom Street is to get off a train at
Moorfields Station and walk down Tithebarn Street
and Great Crosshall Street.
From Lime Street Station you will have to cross
Hunter Street at the traffic lights near the Unite Union
building then walk down the hill towards Byrom
From Roe Street bus stops, walk to Dale Street, then
Hatton Garden, Great Crosshall Street.
Details about the work on the Churchill Way flyovers
can be seen at:
Expressions of interest for a Lanzarote geology
and cultural field trip.
There is a possibility of Prof Cynthia Burek and colleagues
running a 6-day trip for LGS members in either 2020 or 2021
based around the equivalent trip they organised for the
Open University Geology Tutors Group in September 2018.
(They ran the previous trip for a total of 28 people including
the leaders and could do the same again if there is sufficient
The proposal is to base the trip out of the Las Brisas resort in
the town of Playa Blanca on the SW coast of Lanzarote. The
resort details can be found at:
but, for information, consists of pleasant mostly two-
bedroomed/ 2-bathroom villas with air conditioning/heating
adjoining, via a 10-minute walk, the picturesque fishing
village of Playa Blanca. There is also the possibility that some
one- and three-bedroomed villas may be available. Built in
traditional Moorish style with white walls and natural
woodwork, the villas are set in landscaped gardens, with the
resort centred around a large, heated swimming pool and
bar/restaurant/shop complex. The villas are all self-catering
with a full kitchen.
As for costs, it is estimated that the rental of the villas (with 4
sharing a 2 bedroomed villa), plus hire of the mini-bus
vehicles, petrol, utilities at Las Brisas, entrance fees to the
National Park and various cultural sites etc. plus a last night
dinner will be around £300-350pp. The only thing that will
not be covered will be flights to and from Lanzarote (ideally
should arrive and depart on a Thursday) and food and drink
for the participants whilst they are in Las Brisas (except the
final night when that will be covered).
For further details, or to express interest in joining this
excursion please see Geoff Gilchrist at a meeting or contact
him Geoff Gilchrist by email: email@example.com
or mobile: 07896 837354
For more details of meetings please go here.
is a free resource, primarily for teachers and students,
but with much that LGS members might find useful and
interesting. It was created in the first instance by
Maggie Williams (Hon Secretary), Alan Boyle (Vice
President) and Peter Williams (Web Manager) in their
roles as members of the Earth, Oceans & Ecological
Sciences Department, University of Liverpool.
LGS Members’ Evening at 7.30 p.m.
in Lecture Theatre 137 of Liverpool
John Moores University, Byrom
Street, L3 3AF.
Jim Marshall: geology on the
Wirral, Stephen Hurrell: Can we
(Updated), Alan Clague: LGS
Iceland tour, 2019, Chris Hunt:
Gondwanaland in KwaZulu-Natal