Its been a strange year but with lockdowns tightening and dark nights with us we are continuing with out winter program to spread a little cheer! I know its all on line but its nice to see people.
So, here is out latest news letter, filled with news on up and coming lectures, via Zoom. I suspect that most people are happy with Zoom by now but if you are struggling, please do get in touch.
Wales may be a relatively small nation, but it has a huge geological heritage. It has attracted geologists since the very earliest days of geological exploration, and is still considered to be a prime destination for field excursions.
Over 700 million years of geological history can be seen in exposures across our mountains, valleys, sweeping landscapes and coastal cliffs. Volcanic rocks and slates tell the tale of fiery, turbulent times, whilst sediments packed with fossils show evidence of changing environments and sea-levels. Rich coal seams and mineral ore deposits gave rise to the rich mining and industrial history of Wales.
As part of the festival we thought that we would share a suggested geological walk itinerary for the beautiful Pembrokeshire coastline, written for us by Cindy Howells. We hope it isn't too long until we can visit this area again.
The SWGA was founded over 60 years ago and enjoys a monthly programme of winter talks and summer field excursions across the whole of south Wales and the surrounding counties of Wales and England. We produce a range of publications including numerous guides to the local geology, many of which are available to download from our website. We are an exceedingly friendly group of amateur and professional geologists and guests are always welcome at out meetings. so why not come along and give us a try? Full details of us and our activities can be found on our web site at www.swga.org
Its almost September already but there are some welcome signs of the SWGA getting back to normal... a little bit anyway! Have a look at our news letter to learn about a first tentative field meetings, our postponed (and first by Zoom!) AGM and other articles which we hope you will find of interest.
The current Covid-19 lock-down has sadly disrupted our usual program of lectures and field trips this year. In keeping with the unusual times, this newsletter is a little different as it contains articles from our members as well as news to ensure we still keep a little geology in our lives! You can download our latest enhanced newsletter here.
Take care everyone and we'll look forward to seeing you all again "on the other side"!
It has been a long time since the SWGA website had an upgrade and we have started one on the 22nd of January 2020... and has, as of 1st February been substantially completed
The site is now responsive to the device you are using. On large screens the full menu will be displayed, on smaller screens the menu option will give you access to all of the information
Please let us know via the contact form if you have any issues with the refreshed website
In January 2020 the South Wales Geologists' Association website has been rebuilt onto a platform that works well on phones and tablets as well as computer screens.
This is why there are so many posts in the January 2020 archive. This is materials that have been moved from the old website and adjusted as needed for the new platform
If you are reading this in January 2020 and you are looking for something that was on the old website then it will probably be along soon.
However if it is after that and you are still having trouble finding something then please contact us
Here are a few Odds and ends that needed to come across right away