© Liverpool Geological Society

WELCOME

Welcome to the LGS website.

The LGS President Doctor Maggie

Williams welcomes you, one and all to

the 158th Session of the LGS.

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Registered Charity No: 500067

LIVERPOOL

GEOLOGICAL

SOCIETY

158th Session
Chirotherium storetonense Track © World Museum, Liverpool

FROM THE TREASURER

Subscriptions for the 2016 - 2017 session are due on the 1st October 2016, ALL enquires regarding membership of the Society to the Honorary Treasurer at g.t.b_lgs@hotmail.co.uk .   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 in person. Subscription rates are: £15 for full members and £5 for student members (full time students). Those members who subscribe to the Geological Journal, the yearly subscription price has been increased to £62.00 for 2016-2017. Mr Gary T Billington Honorary Treasurer Liverpool Geological Society 4 Lewisham Road Liverpool L11 1EF
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Refreshments

Tea & coffee will now be served at the front of the lecture theatre, from 7pm. We will need to make sure that we leave no debris behind when we have finished. The library trolley will also be open at the same time at the front of the lecture theatre.

Field Excursions

Council meeting

The next council meeting will be held on Tuesday 12th September, 2017. This is the final council meeting for the 158th session, 2016-2017

Member’s Evening 2017

There will be a ‘Members’ Evening’ provisional date: Nov 7th 2017. This evening is your chance to have your “Five (or ten) minutes of fame” and give a short presentation or talk about a geological topic to other LGS members. If you’re stuck for ideas, why not share one of the following: details of the most exciting geology field excursion you’ve undertaken (or would like to do); information about a new field guide book, geology book or map you’ve read or used; photographs of geological features you’ve seen on your holiday, on a recent LGS field excursion (or found in your back garden); unusual geological specimens you’ve found or seen (if they are not too big or heavy, you could bring these along to show/ amaze members); an outline of the best geological exhibit you’ve seen? If you would like to offer a talk or presentation, please let Chris Hunt know by emailing: chris1972scfc@outlook.com
Crinoid stems - National Stone Centre © P. Williams

HELP

The North West Highlands Geopark, a tiny

charity with big UNESCO status urgently

needs funds to keep going in 2017.

http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/love-the-geopark

GA July Lecture

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WELCOME

Welcome to the LGS website.

The LGS President Doctor Maggie

Williams welcomes you, one and all to

the 158th Session of the LGS.

© Liverpool Geological Society

Liverpool Geological

Society

158 th session
Registered Charity No: 500067
Chirotherium storetonense Track © World Museum, Liverpool

Council meeting

The next council meeting will be held on Tuesday 12th September, 2017. This is the final council meeting for the 158th session, 2016-2017

Member’s Evening 2017

There will be a ‘Members’ Evening’ provisional date 7th Nov.. This evening is your chance to have your “Five (or ten) minutes of fame” and give a short presentation or talk about a geological topic to other LGS members. If you’re stuck for ideas, why not share one of the following: details of the most exciting geology field excursion you’ve undertaken (or would like to do); information about a new field guide book, geology book or map you’ve read or used; photographs of geological features you’ve seen on your holiday, on a recent LGS field excursion (or found in your back garden); unusual geological specimens you’ve found or seen (if they are not too big or heavy, you could bring these along to show/ amaze members); an outline of the best geological exhibit you’ve seen? If you would like to offer a talk or presentation, please let Chris Hunt know by emailing: chris1972scfc@outlook.com

HELP

The North West Highlands Geopark, a tiny

charity with big UNESCO status urgently

needs funds to keep going in 2017.

http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/love-the-geopark

Force Crag Mine Open Day

takes place this weekend as part of the amazing Keswick

Mountain Festival - Saturday 10 June!

Then there are only two remaining dates for 2017 to experience this hidden Lake District gem, Wednesday 26 July and Saturday 9 September.  Located near Keswick, in the Lake District, Force Crag Mine has it all, history, engineering, geology, geography, archaeology you name it. The last mineral mine worked in the Lake District it was once a hive of industry, mining lead, zinc and barites for over 200 years. Production ceased in 1990 yet you could almost believe the miners had just left for the day as the complete processing plant still exists. Nestled in the stunning Coledale Valley it’s a hidden gem in the Lakeland landscape that gets missed by many so don’t be afraid to bring along friends and family who may not be as interested in mining as you are! We offer a guided tour to explore the processing mill and surrounding remains, to get a feel for the harsh lives of the miners working away on the side of the fell. The tour takes about 1 hour, all tickets are £6 and we do provide transport up to the site.   To find out more visit http://bit.ly/ForceCragMine  call 017687 74649 or email northlakes@nationaltrust.org.uk

GA July Lecture

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