Manchester Geological Association
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Geological Disposal of Nuclear WasteThe Geologists' Association has produced a document on the government call for discussion on the geological disposal of nuclear waste. It provides interested parties with a quick oversight of what the government are consulting on, how to become involved and where more information can be obtained.
Consultation ends on 20 April 2018.
Geoweek 2018GeoWeek is a new initiative that aims to promote 'active geoscience' via a nine-day 'week' of fieldwork activities taking place across the UK between 5 and 13 May 2018.
GeoWeek seeks to introduce as many members of the public to geoscience as possible, mainly through outdoor activities such as urban, rural or coastal fieldwork.
The event map at 5 April shows 'local' events planned in Cheadle (Greater Manchester), Liverpool and Leeds.
2018 Geotours in the North West Highlands UNESCO Global GeoparkThere are two week-long tours running in May and September next year. 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 2018The 2018 Open Day are:
For more details, visit the webpage, email or call 017687 74649
Postgraduate Diploma in The Geology of Yorkshire and Northern EnglandA 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.