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UCL Festival of Geology

3 November 2006

UCL is hosting the 'Festival of Geology' on 4 and 5 November 2006.

On Saturday, there will be a discovery room where collections and staff from the UCL Grant Museum, UCL Institute of Archaeology and, of course, UCL Geology will be there with rock and fossil-related activities including casting fossils, racing trilobites and making dioramas from different geological eras. There will also be a large display of microfossils and microscopes, with experts on hand.

In the cloisters there will be geological exhibitions and stalls from groups around the country featuring minerals, fossils, equipment, rare books and maps.

From 11.30am there will be a series of public lectures on exciting subjects including 'The Geology of Fireworks' to 'Dinosaur Evolution on a Dynamic Earth'.

Try the UCL Petrie Museum's rock trail, or see planetary images from the NASA archive at UCL, the famous Greenough Map in the UCL Art Collection, and UCL Geology Collection's current exhibition 'Infinite Possibilities' in the Rock Room.

Competitions and refreshments will also be on offer, and the event is free.

On Sunday 5 November, the festival 'Rocks around Bloomsbury' with a guided tour from Dr Eric Robinson (UCL Earth Sciences) and Dr Wendy Kirk (UCL Earth Sciences) will guide a tour round the 'Geology of St Pancras Gardens'

Another walk, guided by Dr Graham Williams will also take place in the Surrey hills.

To find out more, use the link at the bottom of this article or contact Dr Wendy Kirk 


UCL Festival of Geology