Events

For those interested in Gravestone Geology...


 


Gravestone Geology Walks

The wide range of rock types used for gravestones means that cemeteries can be geological treasure-troves. Come along to one of our guided gravestone geology walks and find out why. The walks are free to attend, and there is generally no need to book (exceptions detailed below). Copies of The Geology of Oxford Gravestones, costing £15, will be available to examine and buy after the walk.

You'll never look at cemeteries in the same way again! 

Gravestone Geology Events

Sunday 20 May 2018, 14:30 – 15:30 Wolvercote Cemetery, 447 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 8EE. Gravestone Geology walk led by Nina Morgan and Philip Powell with historical commentary by Peter Smith and War Grave Epitaphs interpreted by Sarah Wearne.  This event is part of the  Wolvercote WW1 aerodrome memorial project.  All welcome, free to attend and no need to book.  Meet at the entrance on Five Mile Drive.  Copies of The Geology of Oxford Gravestones (£15) and Epitaphs of the Great War: The Somme by Sarah Wearne (£11) will be available to buy.

Saturday 13 October 13:30 – 14:30 Holywell Cemetery, Longwall Street, Oxford OX1 3TP.
Gravestone Geology walk led by Nina Morgan and Philip Powell.  Part of IF, the Oxford Science Festival.  The walk is open to all and free to attend, but booking is required. Information on how to book will be available around the end of July.

Sunday 14 October 13:30 – 14:30 St Sepulchre's Cemetery, Walton Street, Oxford OX1 2HD.
Gravestone Geology walk led by Nina Morgan and Philip Powell.  Part of IF, the Oxford Science Festival.  The walk is open to all and free to attend, but booking is required. Information on how to book will be available around the end of July.

Saturday 20 October 13:30 – 14:30 The Churchyard at SS Mary and John, Cowley Road Oxford OX4 1UR.
Gravestone Geology walk led by Nina Morgan and Philip Powell.  Part of IF, the Oxford Science Festival.  The walk is open to all and free to attend, but booking is required. Information on how to book will be available around the end of July.

Sunday 21 October 13:30 – 14:30 Headington Municipal Cemetery, Dunstan Road Headington OX3 9BY.
Gravestone Geology walk led by Nina Morgan and Philip Powell.  Part of IF, the Oxford Science Festival.  The walk is open to all and free to attend, but booking is required. Information on how to book will be available around the end of July.

Tuesday 30 October 2018, 7:30 pm Broadway Methodist Church Rooms, 64 High St, Broadway WR12 7DT
Nina Morgan and Philip Powell will be presenting a talk entitled: Science in the cemetery –  the geology of gravestones at the meeting of the Broadway Natural History Society. Visitors welcome. Admission £2, and copies of The Geology of Oxford Gravestones will be available to buy for £15.  For more information contact: Paul Williams at pwhorticulture@live.co.uk

 

Special Interest Groups

Geologists Nina Morgan and Philip Powell are also happy to give talks about gravestone geology and to lead bespoke gravestone geology walks for special interest groups in Oxfordshire.  To discuss the possibilities email:info@gravestonegeology.uk