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Celebrate the South West

hjFrom Roman Baths to building stones, fossil finds to mineral mines, the geology and industrial history of South West Britain is full of interest. Amateur, professional and academic geologists and collectors alike played key roles in unravelling its fascinating geology, but many of their names and achievements are now forgotten. 

Image: Cornwall, Devon and W Somerset, from the first Geological Survey Memoir, Report on the Geology of Cornwall, Devon and West Somerset by Henry de la Beche, published in 1839 (Courtesy, Nineteenth Century Geological Maps)

Collectors, Collections and the Geology of South West Britain, a meeting jointly organised by the History of Geology Group (HoGG) and the Geological Curators Group (GCG) on 18–19 September, aims to set this right.  Hosted by the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution (BRLSI), the meeting will include a day of talks and posters followed by a day of optional field trips. 

  • To find out more or to register, visit: Website; or contact  E: Nina Morgan; M Parkes or Matt Williams. Registration <£20; Discounts for members of HoGG, GCG, BRLSI and members of several SW local geological societies and groups.