Earth/Geology

We are a relatively small group who would welcome new members.

Scout & Guide HQ
3rd Friday of the month
2.00 - 4.00
  • Leader: Bill Hale - 01695 422472
  • Coordinator: Colin Redwood - 01695 578039

If you have an interest in the subject come and join us, you don’t need to be already knowledgeable.


The meetings are at 2 pm on the 3rd Friday of the month.

Friday 21st December:

We are to have a meeting on our usual 3rd Friday, it will be a light hearted meeting, there will be refreshments,  a quiz and no doubt rocks etc to see and talk about.

Friday 18th January:

For the first meeting of 2019 Richard Fletcher is giving the talk about an unfamiliar part of the world entitled  ‘Baku  – The Land of Eternal Fire

The Caspian Sea is the oldest known oil producing region in the world. More than 1,000 years ago, Baku in the South Caspian region was known as “the land of eternal fires” because of burning oil and gas seeps and the region has been producing oil for almost 1000 years, first from hand-dug pits and, since 1848 from drilled oil wells

For the meeting in May, Richard is following on with a talk about the people who made their fortunes in Baku. 

Friday 15th February:

We are to have Prof Silvia Gonzalez from Liverpool John Moores University, her talk is entitled “The early peopling of the Americas: Evidence from Volcanos, Lakes and Submerged Caves from the Mesoamerican Corridor”

New geological and biological anthropology evidence discovered during the last 10 years is producing a revolution in the way we understand how the American continent was populated in the very recent geological past.

Friday 15th March:

Frank Nicholson will be with us again with talk entitled: ‘Iceland – Fire and Ice’.  

The combination of volcanoes and glaciers brings unusual hazards as well as offering spectacular sights and interesting tourism.