10 January
Burning planet: The story of fire
Professor Andrew Scott
Royal Holloway University

14 February
The sorry tale of Johann Beringer:
fake fossils by the 1000 in early18th C. Germany
Dr Paul Taylor. Natural History Museum. London

14 March
Travels, trials & tribulations of an oil explorer
Dr P Dolan. Independent petroleum consultant

11 April
Cheddar Man & his DNA
Dr Tom Booth
Natural History Museum, London

13 April Trip to Canary Wharf & Docklands:
New buildings – old rocks
Dr NM Eller & Andrew Loss

9 May
The geology of the planet closest to the Sun
Professor David Rothery. The Open University

17 – 18th May
Trip to Kimmeridge: Etches Museum & fossil collecting
Geoviticultural Tour III: The Jurassic
Leader: Dr M Eller

8 -9 June
MVGS 40th Birthday Geo-Extravaganza
Programme & booking details on the
Home Page: http://www.mvgs.org.uk/

27/8th July
Geo-picnic: A view, a sandwich & some great geology
Leader: Dr M Eller

Date t.b.a. August
Trip to study the geology of Great Bookham Church
Leader: Dr M Eller

5 September
Ophiolites & the Lizard: A journey to the centre of the Earth
Dr M Eller

12-16 September Field trip to the Lizard
Leaders: Dr M Eller & Professor John Cosgrove

10 October
Annual General Meeting & Annual Dinner
(N.B. 7.30 sharp start for dinner @ 8.00)

14 November
Climate instability & atmospheric circulation in the last glaciation:
evidence from stalagmites
Professor David Mattey.
Royal Holloway University

12 December
Christmas Soirée:
Members’ Evening of mini-lectures, mulled wine & mince pies.


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MVGS meetings

Lecture meetings are held in the Dorking United Reformed Church Follett Hall; access off Church Street & West Street, (ample adjacent parking). Sat Nav Postcodes for parking on Map.

Anything of geological interest can be displayed on a table at any of the meetings. Please bring along specimens of interest for display, discussion or maybe for identification.

Coffee & biscuits served from 7.30pm. Lectures start at 8.00 and finish at about 9.30. Visitors are most welcome. Non-members as Guests £4.00 Children under 18 & students £1.00. These fees include complimentary tea or coffee and biscuits.

Link to map of meeting location

Larger map at the bottom of this page.

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