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A Building Stones Guide to Central Manchester
Third Edition (2014)
Four self-guided walks through the city centre
Now available to purchase

2018 Geotours in the North West Highlands UNESCO Global Geopark

There are two week-long tours running 9-15 May and 25-31 July 2018. Expert tuition is by Geopark staff. The area has the lowest population density in Europe and exhibits unique geodiversity and biodiversity. As home of the oldest rocks in Europe, the first identified thrust fault, and with evidence of the earliest life, the North West Highlands Geopark can be regarded as the "Cradle of Geology".

Full details of the tours and information on how to book can be found here.

North West Highlands Geopark Limited is a social enterprise and a charity which re-invests profits to ensure ongoing development of geo-tourism projects, conservation and educational programmes.

This information is presented as it may be of interest to MGA members, and does not imply endorsement by the Manchester Geological Association.

Force Crag Mine Open Days 2018

The remaining 2018 Open Days are:
  • Wednesday 8 August
  • Saturday 8 September
  • Saturday 15 September
Force Crag Mine, near Keswick, was the last mineral mine worked in the Lake District, production ceasing in 1990. The National Trust offer a guided tour to explore the processing mill and surrounding remains. The tour takes about 1 hour, all tickets are 6 and transport up to the site is provided.

For more details, visit the webpage, email or call 017687 74649

Postgraduate Diploma in The Geology of Yorkshire and Northern England

A part-time, online Postgraduate Diploma from the University of York commencing September 2018. The programme is aimed at individuals with an interest in geology looking to gain a regional geological understanding with which to interpret larger-scale Earth processes and structures.

The programme is part-time, taught online over two years for flexibility of learning. It is interactive, where students will be part of an active online community. Each Autumn term includes a mandatory five day residential week in York, including practical sessions and field trips as well as the opportunity to meet fellow students and staff, engage in discussion and share knowledge of geology.

More details here.