CGS Monthly Talk: Monday 14th June 2021 7.30pm
‘Île De La Réunion: Pitons, Cirques, Ramparts and Volcanoes‘
Île De La Réunion sits atop its very own, Indian Ocean, Hot Spot, being the top of two massive mid-ocean volcanoes, the dormant Piton des Neiges and the very active Piton de la Fournaise. Piton des Neiges has undergone caldera creation and subsequent collapse and, aided by the wet tropical climate, severe erosion, to produce a stunning topography of Pitons (Peaks), Cirques (steep basins), and Ramparts (near vertical crater walls). Le Parc National de la Réunion, which encompasses both volcanoes and covers 42% of the island, was elevated to World Heritage Status by UNESCO in 2010.
Guided Walk: Sunday 20th June 2021
A journey across a landscape and time
Book now for Guided walk to Thorney – 2pm to 4 pm
Well-known for its ancient Abbey, Thorney is also a good example of fenland’s interesting geological history. This will be a Guided Heritage Walk on the Fen Edge Trail around the ‘island’ of Thorney, jointly led by Cambs Geological Society and Thorney Heritage Museum for Celebrate the Fens weekend. The walk will cover cultural history, fenland landscape, geology and wildlife. Easy walking c. 2 miles slow walk, some on pavement, some on grassy tracks.
Places limited. Booking needed by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or sending a message in the contact box below. Meeting details will then be sent (on street parking possible near start of walk in central Thorney and loos available). Donation of £3 minimum per person suggested. Unfortunately, not wheelchair accessible. More info here.
CGS Monthly Talk: Monday 28th June 2021 7.30pm
‘Arabian Adventures: geological mapping in the United Arab Emirates‘
Dr Andrew Farrant, British Geological Survey
Between 2006 and 2012, the British Geological Survey was tasked with creating new geological maps and other geological datasets for the United Arab Emirates. This talk will provide an overview of the geology of the UAE, its geohazards and discuss some of the subsequent 3D modelling work around Abu Dhabi.
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Cambridgeshire has a fascinating landscape and an interesting geology. See our Landscapes page for more details and download the excellent leaflet ‘The Mapping of Landscapes, Geology and Soils of Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire’ by Timothy Farewell, Peter Friend, Martin Whiteley and Joanna Zawadzk.
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