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Events and Field Meetings Programme - 2018

(Other events will be added as details become available.)

Date Details
Saturday 17th February. Wouldham Walk Starting 1pm. Leader Dr Anne Padfield
See the River Medway meanders and terraces and new development of the once extensive cement works sites. Chalk pits and gault clay geology combined with river water made the making of cement a lucrative business in the area.
For details on where to meet and park click here
Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th March. Rock Gem and Bead Show, Kempton Park Racecourse.
Volunteers are required to help man the activity tables.
Sunday 8th April. Field Trip to Smokejacks Quarry, Surrey
For full details click here
Sunday 8th April. Samphire Hoe. Starting 10.30 am. Leader Dr Anne Padfield.
OUGS field trip to Samphire Hoe and Folkestone Warren, to see and discuss the engineering geology. See OUGS web site.
Sunday 22nd April. Tunbridge Wells Drive Tour No. 2. Starting 10.30 am. Leader Dr Anne Padfield.
Visit various rock outcrops in the town and nearby. There will be a visit to High Rocks in the afternoon at a cost of 5. There will be an additional stop in the afternoon at a National Garden Scheme garden, called 'Penns in the Rocks', another garden with a spectacular rock outcrop. Admission is 6.
For details on where to meet and park click here
Sunday 6th May. Blue Bell Hill and Bluebells. Start time 1pm. Leader Dr Anne Padfield.
A walk around the hill to see the geology, views and bluebells. Park and meet at the northern junction of the Old Chatham Rd and Chatham Rd, just uphill from The Kits Coty restaurant and just south of Salisbury Rd, Blue Bell Hill, Aylesford (ME20 7EZ), at 1pm.
Sunday 27 May 3.00pm
(Please book)
The Geology Of Folkestone Warren and Fossil Foray
This short walk will provide an introduction to the local geology and the fossils that can be found and explain why the landscape around East Wear Bay looks as it does. We will be visiting the rocky beach, so sturdy footwear is required. Suitable for children aged 5 and over.
Distance: 1 mile (1.5 hours). Grade: 5 (rocky beach)
Booking required on 01304 241806.
Saturday 2nd, Sunday 3rd June. Rock Gem and Bead Show, Kempton Park Racecourse.
Volunteers are required to help man the activity tables.
Sunday 17th June. Building stones and memorials in Faversham. Leaders Dr Anne Padfield and Clive Sherwood.
[Postponed until further notice]
Thursday 19th July - Thursday 2nd August. The Faroes with Alison Taylor.
Saturday 28th, Sunday 29th July. Rock Gem and Bead Show, Kempton Park Racecourse.
Volunteers are required to help man the activity tables.
Saturday 8th - Saturday 15th September. Visit to Pembrokeshire.
To download a detailed itinerary click here
If interested please contact Dr Anne Padfield.
Sunday 9th September. Field Trip to Smokejacks Quarry, Surrey
For full details click here
Saturday 3rd November, 10.00am - 4.00pm. GA Festival of Geology, University College, Gower Street, London.
Volunteers are required to help man the activity tables (We normally have TEN tables!)
If you can help, please contact Anne Padfield.
Saturday 10th, Sunday 11th November. Rock Gem and Bead Show, Kempton Park Racecourse.
Volunteers are required to help man the activity tables.