South Wales Geologists' Association - Cymdeithas y Daearegwyr Grwp De Cymru

lecturesThe South Wales Group of the Geologists Association promotes Geology in South Wales through lectures, field meetings and publications. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in Geology.

Mae grwp De Cymru o Gymdeithas y Daearegwyr yn hyrwyddo Daeareg yn Ne Cymru trwy gyfrwng darlithoedd, cyfarfodydd maes a chyhoeddiadau. Mae modd i unrhyw un sydd diddordeb mewn daeareg ddod yn aelod.






Our next meeting takes place next Saturday, 16th February in Swansea when Prof. Mark Williams from the University of Leicester will speak to us on: Wholesale reconfiguration of the biosphere in the Anthropocene: a sustainable or unsustainable pattern? Prof. Williams is driving down from Kettering to speak to us so I hope that we will have a good audience to hear what will be a fascinating talk. The meeting begins at 11.00am and refreshments will be served from about 10.15am.


Swansea University are holding a campus-wide Open Day on Saturday and we have been informed that we are unable to hold our meeting in our usual venue as they have double-booked this with an event of their own. Accordingly, they have moved our meeting to the Margam Building (English Language Building on the attached image). Another result of the Open Day is that there will be no vehicle access to the campus for non-Open Day visitors. Consequently, we will have to use the P&D car park behind the Pub on the Pond (see attached image again), which is accessed via the next right-hand turning after the entrance to the university. This is the car park that we walk through to get to the pub. From the car park the Margam Building is the first building on the right as you come through the gate. Enter the building and make your way to the third floor. The stairs are straight ahead and the lift is at the foot of the stairs. The 2 rooms we are booked into are 314 and 315. Geraint will be there about 10.00am and will put up signs everywhere to guide people to the venue. We apologise for this late change of plans but we were only notified of the issue at the end of last week and Geraint has done sterling work getting the university to accommodate us elsewhere on the campus. I will also send out a reminder email closer to the event!

Stephen R Howe: Programme Secretary SWGA