Excursion

Sedgwick Museum, Cambridge

Monday, 18 July 2022 - 11:30am

Cambridge Central Mosque

Tuesday, 11 October 2022 - 11:00am

A tour of Cambridge Central Mosque and an introduction to Islam.

Details will be given closer to the time but put the date in your diary now!

St Paul's Cathedral and Tate Modern/CANCELLED

Tuesday, 12 July 2022 - 9:30am

It is with regret that due to unforeseen circumstances this trip cannot take place. Those who have booked will be contacted and a refund arranged. It is planned that the trip will be rescheduled for the autumn when hopefully the threat of transport strikes will also be over.

Private Tour of The Manor, house and garden, Hemingford Grey

Friday, 26 August 2022 - 10:30am

Built circa 1130 The Manor is one of the oldest continuously inhabited houses in Britain, made famous as “Green Knowe” by the author Lucy Boston. Lucy’s books include The Stones of Green Know, A Stranger at Green Knowe and many more. All Lucy’s books are for sale in the shop.
Lucy was born in 1892, went to Oxford University, served as a nurse in World War II and started writing books at the age of 60. Her son illustrated her books. Lucy died in 1990. The house is now occupied by Diana Boston.
Lucy was an accomplished needle woman, and The Manor holds an important collection of patchwork quilts that can be viewed in The Gallery.
The garden was laid out by Lucy and has a moat, topiary, old roses, award winning irises and herbaceous borders.
We will meet in front of the house for the start of our guided tour and will then split into two groups for the tour of the house. There will be time to view the garden before and after the tours.
Refreshments are not available at the house and there is not a picnic area in the garden. But there is seating in the garden. There are however benches by the river and in the playing field for picnics. Alternatively you can make your own reservation for lunch at The Cock, which is 400 yards from the house.
Travel is by car. There is limited parking at The Manor on the wide grass verge on the left of the drive. Additional parking in Glebe Road. Allow plenty of time to park and walk to the house. There is one toilet on site for visitors.

Booking for LALG member £10 each

Booking for non-member £12 each

Books and Articles

Steve Brusatte, The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs - The Untold Story of a Lost World

A good introduction to Palaeontology, including dinosaurs

John Downes, Isle of Wight: Landscape and Geology

A detailed well-illustrated description of the geology and associated geological processes 

 

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The Geological Society: @GeolSoc

University of Arizona: @AZGeology

History of Earth Sciences @Geology_History

History of Earth: @History_Earth_

Geology Science: @GeologyyScience

INSTAGRAM

Geologist Brandon Lennon: lymeregisfossils

Dr Aaron Smith: yorkshire.fossils

 

 

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TV and Radio

Workshop: Limestone

Upstairs room, the Settlement, Nevells Road, Letchworth.

Talk: Geology of The Isle of Wight

We will have a talk from a member of the group, entitled "The Geology of The Isle of Wight". It will be held in the Garden Room at The Settlement, Nevells Road, Letchworth.

Everybody is welcome: LALG members £3, non-members £5.

 

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