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The Genesis of Geology in York and beyond

23 Oct 2019
Start time
10:00 AM
York Explore
The Genesis of Geology in York and beyond

Event Information

History of Geology Group 25th Anniversary Meeting organised in association with the Yorkshire Philosophical Society and supported by York Museums Trust.


10.00 Registration and coffee

10.30 Start: Welcome and Introduction (house arrangements)

10.40 – 11.20 Keynote talk:  Follow the reptile: Fossil trading on the Yorkshire coast and what it tells  us about science and money. Roger Osborne

11.20 – 11.40 Geological connections in the early Yorkshire Philosophical Society. Peter Hogarth

11.40 – 12.00 The Harrogate wells case of 1837 and a gathering of the scientific elite. John Mather

12.00 – 12.20 Scripture and Science: The Dean of York’s critique of Buckland and Sedgwick’s riposte. Margaret Leonard

12.20 – 12.40 John Phillips and the first chromolithograph geological map in Britain. John Henry

12.40 – 13.00 The Yorkshire Boulder Committee – an erratic affair. Duncan Hawley

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 14.20 HOGG AGM

14.20 – 16.40 Afternoon viewing tours and discussions

Yorkshire Museum collections (4 x 30 minute sessions + 10 minutes swap-over.)

1. Kirkdale Cave specimens – fossils from Buckland’s Reliquae Diluvianae
YMT Assistant Curator Stuart Ogilvy &YPS volunteers

2. Yorkshire Museum’s William Smith map of England and Wales YMT Curator Sarah King & Duncan Hawley

3. Mosaic Smith’s map of Yorkshire + Calotype of De La Beche
Rod & Margaret Leonard, Project Coordinators

4. Yorkshire Jurassic World Exhibition Self-guided tour with specially produced collector/provenance leaflet on exhibits.

19.30 HOGG 25th Anniversary Dinner (Optional) York Assembly Rooms Ask Italian Restaurant – self-choice menu


To book click on  https://historyofgeologygroup.co.uk/meetingsbooking/