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 5 May 2019, 9:30 – 10:30: A Geological Gem
The polished columns that decorate the interior of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History were specially selected to illustrate the geology of Britain. Join geologists Philip Powell and Nina Morgan for a colourful and informative tour of the museum building interior -- and learn a lot about geology along the way.
Cost: Free, but numbers are limited and booking is essential.
Contact for booking: info@gravestonegeology.uk 


This tour is part of GeoWeek2019. Information about other GeoWeek events.

 

Sunday 5 May 2019, 2:30 – 3:30: Geology in a churchyard near you
Join geologists Philip Powell and Nina Morgan on a guided geological walk through the Churchyard of SS Mary and John, Cowley Road, Oxford. You'll never look at cemeteries in the same way again.
Equipment required: Comfortable walking shoes or boots & wet weather gear
Terrain: Uneven surfaces/public_footpaths. Sorry, no disabled access, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Cost: Free. No need to book – just turn up


This tour is part of GeoWeek2019. Information about other GeoWeek events.

 

Thursday 9 May 2019, 2:00 – 2:30: Explore the floor of the Weston Library
Join geologists Philip Powell and Nina Morgan on a guided geological walk to explore the fascinating geology and fossils on show in the floor of the Weston Library.  Meet at the main entrance to the Weston Library (next to Blackwell's bookshop). 
Cost: Free. No need to book – just turn up. All children must be accompanied by an adult.


This tour is part of GeoWeek2019. Information about other GeoWeek events.

 

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