January 2018
Evening meeting starter

November 2017
Rock of the Month–Kay shared her great enthusiasm and powers of deduction in deciding exactly the type of an attractive rock found years ago in mid Scotland.  HERE is her presentation.

Kay’s Squiggly Rock Doorstop

HERE is this week’s starter (with Xmas Dinner menu) and at the AGM a retrospective for the year was show, find it HERE

Two important resource sites were noted:  during the meeting, the UK Onshore Geophysical Library HERE .  Visit this site, put the place you are searching for in the search box, the map will zoom to that place, you can view it full screen (OK so then you have to input the search again; once zoomed in click on a line, images on the table that appears then view and a graphic of seismic results will appear–best to fiddle with the site, lots on it.

The second resource that many of you might know but I didn’t, is Google Scholar HERE. Search for anything here, you can go really mad, so much information

October 2017
A short interesting talk and excellent film of the total solar eclipse seen by Sue Olver in Jackson’s Hole, Wyoming, 21st August 2017.  HERE is a blog about the event (not by Sue) but here are three prints from her film (which itself is too large to upload here):

Eclipse nearing totality


Totality with solar flares

The Diamond Ring as the sun re-emerges

Evening meeting starter

September 2017
Evening meeting starter

March 2017
ROTM by Alan Bates on contact metamorphism in Maddocks Hill Quarry in Shropshire, near the Ercall.  HERE are some notes that Alan prepared.
Evening meeting starter

February 2017
ROTM  was a demonstration using the projector
Evening meeting starter


Bob Allison’s China Blog
Bob taught geology at Chantry School, Martley for eons, inspired generations of youngsters and is a friend and founding member of TVGS.  Read Bob’s ongoing adventures in China (where he is spending a year or so), noted from a geological point of view  HERE

November 2016
ROTM Ian Pennell
Evening Meeting Starter with Links
BCGS Newsletter Dec 16

April 2016
ROTM  Owain and Kim Bell
Evening Meeting Starter with Links
Link to CASP and to Dr Kershaw’s site Earth Surface Processes

March 2016
Val Preston
Evening Meeting Starter including Links

February 2016
ROTM Alan Bates
Geology Pictures from Marli Miller
Speleothems from Prof. Ian Fairchild
Ask Geo-Man a question
An old favourite–Sand Atlas
Earth’s Rarest Minerals Catalogued