Leeds Geological Association

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Leeds Geological Association




The Leeds Geological Association aims to promote and further interest in the geological sciences, both amongst its members and within the wider community. Particular emphasis is placed on the geology of the region and its relationship to landscape and scenery.

Membership is open to all.

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Saturday 1st September 2018


The Permian and Carboniferous
Geology of South Hylton
(Claxheugh Rock, Ford Quarry)
and Castletown, Sunderland

Michael Mawson


Thursday 11th October 2018

7:15PM - Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre (Michael Sadler Building)

Waking the Giant:
How a Changing Climate Triggers
Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Volcanoes

Prof Bill McGuire
University College London

An astonishing transformation over the last 20,000 years has seen our planet flip from a frigid wasteland into the temperate world upon which our civilisation has grown and thrived. This most dynamic episode in Earth history saw the crust bouncing and bending in response to the melting of the great ice sheets and the filling of the ocean basins; triggering earthquakes, spawning tsunamis and provoking a lively response from the world's volcanoes. Now there are signs that human-induced climate change is encouraging the sleeping giant beneath our feet to stir once again. Could it be that we are on track to bequeath to our children and their children not only a far hotter world, but also a more geologically fractious one?

If travelling by car please be aware that the University have introduced a charge for parking on campus during the evening. Full details may be found at http://carparking.leeds.ac.uk/visitors.





• Field Visit Reports Booklet 2016 •

Field Visit Reports 2016 - click to view pdf (1.62 MB)
Click to View (1.62 MB)
The 2016 Field Visit Reports booklet - containing full reports for each excursion of the 2016 field calendar - can be viewed using the link on the right. The file size is 1.62 MB and the format is pdf.

• Roundhay Park - A Walk Back in Time •

Guided walks around the Geology Trail in Roundhay Park are held on these dates:
  • Wednesday 4th July 2018
  • Saturday 15th September 2018
Meet at the Mansion House Visitors Centre at 1.15 PM for a 1.30 PM start.

As part of Yorkshire Geology Month an addition walk will depart from the Mansion House Visitors Centre at 5:30 PM on Wednesday 9th May.

The walks are led by the geologist who created the trail and, making regular stops, take about 3 hours and cover a distance of around 4 km. They are suitable for people of any age - no previous knowledge is required!

The trail follows paths which can be muddy in wet weather so appropriate footwear is advised.

The walks are free and no booking is required but for further information contact Bill Fraser on 0113 2608764 or email w.fraser@btinternet.com

A booklet, 'Roundhay Park - A Walk Back in Time' (24 pages, full colour) which describes the marked geology trail in Roundhay Park is available. It is a combined effort between LGA members, who provided the idea and the content, and Friends of Roundhay Park, who provided the help on the ground. It can be found in various local outlets for £1.00 or by post. Contact Bill Fraser on 0113 2608764 or email w.fraser@btinternet.com for further details.


11 August 2018