Forthcoming events

Gill Mill Quarry Tour

Join the Lower Windrush Valley Project and Oxfordshire Geology Trust as we take a guided tour of Smiths Bletchington’s Gill Mill Quarry near Ducklington.
9.30am – 1pm

23rd June 2018

The visit will include the current extraction area where we’ll get a good look at some of the exposed gravel faces and talk about the geology and formation of the sand and gravel. We’ll see the extraction and dewatering processes involved and then we’ll head to the recycling plant and processing complex to see some of the machinery in action.
Finally, we’ll move out of the active quarry to look at two sites that were previously part of Gill Mill and have now been restored for the benefit of people and wildlife.
Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate children under the age of 10. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.
Places are limited so booking is essential –

A dip in the Jurassic Seas of Oxfordshire

Owen Green will be repeating his talk, to Abingdon Naturalists Society.

27th June 2018

7.30 pm, The Hall, Christ Church, Northcourt Road, North Abingdon, OX14 1PL. See website for details

Oxfordshire Geology Trust AGM

7.30pm at the Old Town Hall, Market Place, Faringdon SN7 7HL

26th July 2018

Nettlebed Clays and Gravels

A walk around the Nettlebed area where Early Tertiary clay beds once supported a flourishing brick industry. We will also examine Quaternary gravel deposits at Priests Hill SSSI, possibly the highest (and oldest?) river gravels of the Thames Valley.

29th July 2018

Led by Bill Horsfield of OGT
Meet at 10.30 am by the Nettlebed old brick kiln, SU 702868, nearest postcode RG9 5BA. Duration approx. 2 hours

Meet at the Festival of Geology in London

Organised by the Geologists' Association, the annual festival offers talks, walks, displays and exhibits of interest to all geologists and earth scientists.

3rd November 2018

The festival is on Saturday November 3rd and Sunday November 4th (dates to be confirmed), from 10.30 to 4.30. It is held at University College, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT. Entrance is free.