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A three-day symposium of interest to all geologists, particularly palaeontologists, stratigraphers, sedimentologists and structural geologists comprising lectures, field excursions, poster displays and public activities in the heart of the Fforest Fawr Geopark.it was held on Friday 3rd October – Sunday 5th October 2014 at the Elim Church Centre, Brecon

Information about that prior event is available here: -

Following the conference, a number of the lectures were written up as papers in the Proceedings of the Geologists Association Volume 128, Issue 3

New, fully-illustrated, 124 page book describes the landscape and geology across the Brecon Beacons National Park as seen from the Beacons Way, a long distance walking route from Ysgyryd Fawr in the east to Bethlehem in the west. £7.95.

Available from: Cindy Howells, Geologists’ Association South Wales Group, Department of Geology, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff CF10 3NP.

Cheques should be made payable to the Geologists’ Association South Wales Group.

During the winter of 2009-10, archive material from Alun Thomas (group Secretary 1966-1989) was given to the Group, prompting the opportunity to compile 50 years of the Group’s activities. This was completed in 2015. The full fifty year archive comprises, in 20 sections, original paperwork, a box with a copy of virtually all the Group’s publications, a roll of the posters prepared by the Group, two DVDs containing all the computer files prepared from this material.

For each of the 20 sections, a digital compilation has been prepared, in .pdf file format. 17 of the 20 sections is available here on our website as searchable pdf's, 3 of the sections having data protection issues.

Up to around 1990, the compilations have been based mainly on Alun Thomas’s papers. For 1990-2010, further material has been added from the SWGA papers and digital archive of secretary Geraint Owen (1990-2009) and secretary Lynda Garfield (2009- ). Other members of the Group have also contributed: photographs, publications, newsletters, membership cards, Treasurer’s papers, Programme Secretary’s papers, parts of the Welsh Geological Quarterly and scans, 50th Anniversary material, and more. All are thanked for their contributions.

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