Manchester Geological AssociationFounded 1925
Newsletter - September 2008PDF version (2 Mb) of this newsletter
EditorialI hope that you all had a good summer. The MGA has been very active in the field this year despite the weather, so thanks Jane for a super programme! Reports on two trips follow. We still have a couple of field trips to go, before we hang up our boots and hammers for the winter.
Well that’s a facer isn’t it!!.. However, thanks to Jim, we have a superb winter programme to look forward to starting on October 1st with Professor David Siveter’s talk on “Silurian Soft Bodied Sensations” with 3D modelling. Please note that all the afternoon seminars will start at 1.00 pm.
Derek Brumhead has been very busy collecting and organising our Archives. These are now housed at the Central Library. If anyone has old photos or reports of our doings Derek would be pleased to receive them.
Best wishes to all ... see you soon
Mary Howie, newsletter editor
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Field Trip to Quarry Bank House Secret GardenMary Howie has written a report about the field trip to Quarry Bank House Secret Garden
Field trip to Castleshaw MoorFred Owen has written a report about the field trip to Castleshaw Moor and Readycon Dean, near Denshaw
They will be visiting the Fossil Lagerstätten featured in their new book as well as many sites of geological and historical interest, from Mount Rushmore to Yellowstone and Bighorn to Fossil Butte!
For details and a full programme of the tour contact John Nudds by email: email@example.com or at The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, MANCHESTER, M13 9PL, UK, or Tel. +44 161 275 7861
Fossil Ecosystems of North America (2008), by Nudds & Selden www.mansonpublishing.com/sci_titles/NuddsSelden.html
Exploring Lakeland Rocks and LandscapesCumberland Geological Society have recently published this guide book to Lakeland rocks, which supersedes their previous guide book published in 1982. At £6.50 for members, otherwise £9.50, it is a real bargain ... 17 locations are visited, each with a coloured geological map and practical details of routes, transport etc. There are many beautiful coloured illustrations and a comprehensive glossary.
It is written in accessible language, but still has lots of sound geological content. Whether you are going up on the tops or just wish to wander round the valley bottoms, this is a must for your bookshelf, or a lovely Christmas gift for a friend or relation. Jane Michael is getting hold of some copies for us, so put your order in via firstname.lastname@example.org
Price:: £6.50 for members, otherwise £9.50 (paperback) ISBN : 978-0-9558453
Free magazine!You can request a PDF copy of "Earth Heritage", a free geological and landscape conservation magazine, by emailing Seabury Salmon on email@example.com. It is published twice a year and has interesting articles covering many aspects of geology.