© Liverpool Geological Society

OUTDOOR MEETINGS

Founded 1859
Registered Charity No: 500067

LIVERPOOL

GEOLOGICAL

SOCIETY

160th Session
Hon. Excursions Sec.: Maggie Williams email: williams.maggiee@gmail.com (Please note 2 e’s in maggiee)

Fieldwork Programme 2018 -2019 Session

Further details of these field visits will follow.

Maggie Williams (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 participants. 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.
2019 Liverpool Geological Society Field Excursion to Lapworth Museum Date and start time: Sunday 28th April 2019 at 2.00pm. Approximate finish time: 4.00pm. Field Excursion Leader: Dr Maggie Williams The aim of the day is to explore the range of geological materials in the Lapworth Museum of Geology. The Lapworth Museum of Geology is a geological museum run by the University of Birmingham and located on the University's campus in Edgbaston, south Birmingham. The Lapworth Museum of Geology holds the finest and most extensive collections of fossils, minerals and rocks in the Midlands. Dating back to 1880, it is one of the oldest specialist geological museums in the UK. The collections contain in excess of 250,000 specimens. In addition to rocks, fossils and minerals, there are large collections of early geological maps, equipment, models, photographic material, and also zoological specimens and stone axes. A visit to the Lapworth Museum provides an insight into how the Earth formed and changed through time, and how life on Earth developed and evolved. For further information about this museum visit: www.birmingham.ac.uk/lapworthmuseum or https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/Documents/college-les/gees/lapworth- museum/UoB-Explore-Map.pdf You need to wear normal clothes and shoes. You are advised to bring waterproofs in case it rains. Meeting place: Meet at the entrance to the museum at 2.00pm. Directions to the university of Birmingham are available at: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/visit/maps-and-directions.aspx If you are travelling by train, Birmingham University is the only UK university to have its own railway station on campus, known as ‘University Station’. The University Station is only two stops from Birmingham New Street. (The journey between the University and Birmingham New Street takes approximately eight minute). If you are arriving by car, the following site gives further information: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/contact/directions/getting-here- edgbaston.aspx Parking is available around the University campus free of charge after 18.00 on weekdays, and all day on weekends. To confirm that you would like to take part, please contact Maggie Williams email: williams.maggiee@gmail.com or telephone: 07784 720 551.

18th May

Instructions for N Wales field day

Field Excursion Leader: Hazel Clark Apologies that this will only be a one-day field trip not a weekend as previously advertised. You will need all weather clothing, high viz waistcoat and helmet. Lunch and a drink. Walking will be on paved footpaths, grass footpaths and beach sand. The aim of the visit is to look at the methods used to mitigate rock falls and landslides. Meet at 10:30 in Penmaenmawr [sat nav. coordinates 53°16’ 00.17N, 3° 56’ 29.20W] Grid: SH 70604 76172 Take the A55 under the Conwy then through the first set of tunnels. At roundabout, turn left and then bear right to Penmaenmawr. Follow the road through the village and park at side of the road, just before it re-joins the A55 at Pen y Clip tunnels. Here we will look at the measures taken to protect the road and railway from potential rock fall. Continue to Nefyn [sat nav. coordinates 52°56’ 13.73N, 4° 31’ 42.67W] Grid: SH 30171 40743 Re-join the A55 and continue to the Bangor area. A487 to Caernafon and further south, A499 towards Pwllheli then B4417 to Nefyn. Go past the cross in the centre of the road then take the first right into Lon y Traeth – signposted “Traeth Beach”. Park adjacent to coast. The coast at Nefyn is composed of Quaternary deposits and exhibits a range of classic failures from rotational slips to mudflows. On 2 January 2001 there was a fatal landslide which swept two cars over the cliff and killing one person. Here we will look at the remediation of the failed cliff site and then walk along the beach observing the different types of failure. Low tide is at 15:38. To confirm that you would like to take part, please contact Maggie Williams email: williams.maggiee@gmail.com or telephone: 07784 720 551. 22ndJun (TBC) Prof. Peter Burgess: Llandudno 30th Jun Ray Humphreys: Garn Prys & Deganwy 27th Jul - Hazel Clark, Chris Hunt, Dave Williams: Iceland 9th Aug

OUTDOOR

MEETINGS

© Liverpool Geological Society

Liverpool Geological

Society

160 th session
Registered Charity No: 500067
Hon. Excursions Sec.: Maggie Williams email: williams.maggiee@gmail.com (Please note 2 e’s in maggiee)

Fieldwork Programme 2018-2019

Session

Further details of these field visits will follow.

Maggie Williams (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 participants. 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.
2019 2019 Liverpool Geological Society Field Excursion to Lapworth Museum Date and start time: Sunday 28th April 2019 at 2.00pm. Approximate finish time: 4.00pm. Field Excursion Leader: Dr Maggie Williams The aim of the day is to explore the range of geological materials in the Lapworth Museum of Geology. The Lapworth Museum of Geology is a geological museum run by the University of Birmingham and located on the University's campus in Edgbaston, south Birmingham. The Lapworth Museum of Geology holds the finest and most extensive collections of fossils, minerals and rocks in the Midlands. Dating back to 1880, it is one of the oldest specialist geological museums in the UK. The collections contain in excess of 250,000 specimens. In addition to rocks, fossils and minerals, there are large collections of early geological maps, equipment, models, photographic material, and also zoological specimens and stone axes. A visit to the Lapworth Museum provides an insight into how the Earth formed and changed through time, and how life on Earth developed and evolved. For further information about this museum visit: www.birmingham.ac.uk/lapworthmuseum or https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/Documents/college- les/gees/lapworth-museum/UoB-Explore-Map.pdf You need to wear normal clothes and shoes. You are advised to bring waterproofs in case it rains. Meeting place: Meet at the entrance to the museum at 2.00pm. Directions to the university of Birmingham are available at: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/visit/maps-and- directions.aspx If you are travelling by train, Birmingham University is the only UK university to have its own railway station on campus, known as ‘University Station’. The University Station is only two stops from Birmingham New Street. (The journey between the University and Birmingham New Street takes approximately eight minute). If you are arriving by car, the following site gives further information: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/contact/directions/gett ing-here-edgbaston.aspx Parking is available around the University campus free of charge after 18.00 on weekdays, and all day on weekends. To confirm that you would like to take part, please contact Maggie Williams email: williams.maggiee@gmail.com or telephone: 07784 720 551. 18th May Instructions for N Wales field day. Field Excursion Leader: Hazel Clark Apologies that this will only be a one-day field trip not a weekend as previously advertised. You will need all weather clothing, high viz waistcoat and helmet. Lunch and a drink. Walking will be on paved footpaths, grass footpaths and beach sand. The aim of the visit is to look at the methods used to mitigate rock falls and landslides. Meet at 10:30 in Penmaenmawr [sat nav. coordinates 53°16’ 00.17N, 3° 56’ 29.20W] Grid: SH 70604 76172 Take the A55 under the Conwy then through the first set of tunnels. At roundabout, turn left and then bear right to Penmaenmawr. Follow the road through the village and park at side of the road, just before it re-joins the A55 at Pen y Clip tunnels. Here we will look at the measures taken to protect the road and railway from potential rock fall. Continue to Nefyn [sat nav. coordinates 52°56’ 13.73N, 4° 31’ 42.67W] Grid: SH 30171 40743 Re-join the A55 and continue to the Bangor area. A487 to Caernafon and further south, A499 towards Pwllheli then B4417 to Nefyn. Go past the cross in the centre of the road then take the first right into Lon y Traeth – signposted “Traeth Beach”. Park adjacent to coast. The coast at Nefyn is composed of Quaternary deposits and exhibits a range of classic failures from rotational slips to mudflows. On 2 January 2001 there was a fatal landslide which swept two cars over the cliff and killing one person. Here we will look at the remediation of the failed cliff site and then walk along the beach observing the different types of failure. Low tide is at 15:38. To confirm that you would like to take part, please contact Maggie Williams email: williams.maggiee@gmail.com or telephone: 07784 720 551. 22ndJun (TBC) Prof. Peter Burgess: Llandudno