Events

For those interested in Gravestone Geology...


 


Gravestone Geology Walks

Free to attend. All welcome. No need to book. Just turn up!

 

Celebrate Science in a Cemetery

The wide range of rock types used for gravestones means that cemeteries can be geological treasure-troves. Join geologists Nina Morgan and Philip Powell on guided geological walks through three burial grounds in Oxford. You'll never look at cemeteries in the same way again!

  • Saturday 11 March 1:30 – 2:30: Holywell Cemetery, Longwall St, Oxford OX1 3TP
  • Sunday 12 March: 1:30 – 2:30: St Sepulchre's Cemetery, Walton Street, Oxford OX1 2HD
  • Saturday 18 March 1:30 – 2:30: Headington Municipal Cemetery, Dunstan Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 9BY
  • Sunday 19 March 1:30 – 2:30: Holywell Cemetery, Longwall St, Oxford OX1 3TP

The walks form part of British Science Week, 10 –19 March 2017. For other science events in Oxford see: https://www.britishscienceweek.org/search-for-events


These Oxford burial grounds are all featured in The Geology of Oxford Gravestones by Nina Morgan and Philip Powell. Copies of the book, costing £14.99, will be available to examine and buy after each walk.

 

Please note: These walks are not suitable for those with walking difficulties, nor for children in buggies. Uneven ground, so participants should wear comfortable walking shoes or trainers.