Welcome to the Geology page at Dorchester U3A
Please note: The Geology meeting on Friday 10th December has been unavoidably cancelled. We'll learn about metamorphic rocks another time!
We are meeting once a month as usual, second Friday, 10.00-12.00 at DYA
This group has spaces. Contact the Group Leader to go join.
Programme of talks 2021-2022
Does Geology matter?
We believe it certainly does!
Geology impacts massively upon human activity from the many and varied natural resources we depend on for construction, to the energy and water without which our lives would be radically different. The study of geology helps us to appreciate and understand the changing landscape around us, from earthquakes and volcanoes to coastal erosion and landslides. Through Geology we come to understand the need to conserve and manage our fragile planet in a responsible and sustainable way. Only by studying Geology can we fully appreciate our distant past, the present and future.
We aim to work co-operatively to deliver each session. No previous knowledge is assumed so come and join us!
I am especially interested in offers to lead sessions or work with me on preparing or co-leading a session.
Kelvin Huff, Group Leader
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We meet on the second Friday of the month,10.00 a.m.-12.00 noon at the Dorset Youth Association in Lubbecke Way, DT1 1QL. Park at the rear of the building if you're coming by car.
This group is only open to U3a members
Contact me by telephone (the number is in the current newsletter) if you want to get involved with the Geology group. If you wish to become a U3A member please see the 'How it runs' menu from our home page.
Dorset Building Stone
GeoConservationUK – The Association of Geoconservation Groups in the UK
Programme of talks 2020-2021 by Kelvin
13th November 2020: Scotland erupts: a look at Tertiary volcanic activity
11th December 2020 : Dorset Ripples: folding and faulting during the Miocene period
8th January 2021: Ice Age: evidence for and causes of the Quaternary glaciation
12th February 2021: Ice Age Megabeasts and their mass extinction
12th March 2021: Glaciation of the British Isles Part One: Erosion
9th April 2021: Glaciation of the British Isles Part Two : Deposition and the Flandrian transgression
May 2021: Dorset In the Ice Age
June 2021: Geological Gems of the Dorset Coast
July 2021: A local GeoWalk
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