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Hon. Excursions Sec.: Geoff
phone: 0151 348 4437
mob: 07896 837 354
Fieldwork Programme 2018 -2019 Session
Further details of these field visits will follow.
Geoff Gilchrist (Hon. Excursions Sec.)
Each person attending field meetings
does so on the understanding that
they attend at their own risk.
Liverpool Geological Society has Public
Liability Insurance Cover for field (and
indoor) meetings, but Personal
Accident cover and Personal Liability
cover remain the responsibility of
Visitors who are not existing members
of the Liverpool Geological Society are
welcome to attend field meetings but
are asked to pay a temporary
membership charge of £2 for each
field meeting that they attend.
161st Session programme -
Field Excursion Leader: Dr Maggie Williams
Approximate finish time: 12.30pm
Approximate walking distance: 1.5 km
Meeting place: outside the Victoria Gallery & Museum,
University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3DR.
The VGM is at the junction of Brownlow Hill
and Ashton Street. Information about the
VGM is at: http://vgm.liverpool.ac.uk/
If you arrive early, the VGM is open from
10.00 am. Entry is to the VGM is free and
tea & coffee are available in the VGM café
There are visitors’ car parks on the
campus in Mount Pleasant and in
Brownlow Street. There is also a multi-
storey carpark run by Liverpool City
Council at 38 Mount Pleasant.
Nearest station: Central Station.
Clothing & equipment needed: You need to wear normal
walking clothes and sturdy walking boots
or shoes. You are advised to bring
waterproofs. You may find it useful to bring
a hand lens.
Aim(s) of the day:
The aim is to introduce the rocks and man-
made materials used in the buildings and
paving around the campus of the
University of Liverpool.
Six new leaflets have been produced in a
series called “Rock Around Campus”. You
will work in small teams and each team
will be provided with two leaflets, each of
which outlines a different fully accessible
trail around the campus. Leaflets will
include a map showing the names of
buildings, a glossary of terms, a geological
time chart and provide self-led guide
around a geological trail around the
campus. Each trail should take you about
an hour to complete and you may need to
get close to the buildings so that you can
see the finer details. We’ll arrange to meet
up before the end of the morning to find
out what you have discovered!
Note: If members wish to try another trail in
the afternoon, there’ll be a lunch stop at
12.30. You can either bring your own
packed lunch or eat at The Pen Factory, 13
Hope Street (between the Everyman
Theatre & the Philharmonic Hall).
To confirm that you would like to take part,
please contact Geoff Gilchrist
Mobile: 07896 837354
Field excursion, Bidston Hill with Dr. Maggie
Field excursion to Eglwyseg escarpment &
Minera mines with Geoff Gilchrist
Field excursion to Ceiriog valley with Geoff
Field excursion to the Alexandria quarry,
Snowdonia with Dr. Alan Boyle
Field excursion to LLandudno with Prof.
Peter Burgess (TBC)