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

Saturday 8 September 13:30 – 14:30 Holywell Cemetery, Longwall Street, Oxford OX1 3TP. Gravestone Geology walk led by Nina Morgan and Philip Powell. Part of Oxford Open Doors weekend.

Sunday 9 September from noon onwards: Nina Morgan and Philip Powell will be on hand to lead walks and discuss the geology of the gravestones in Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted as part of the Friends of St Peter's Heritage Open Day. For more information see: www.stpetersberkhamstedfriends.org.uk/event/heritage-open-day-let-it-r-i-p/

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. To book visit:
https://if-oxford.com/event/science-in-a-cemetery

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.To book visit:
https://if-oxford.com/event/science-in-a-cemetery-st-sepulchres-cemetery

Saturday 20 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. . To book visit:
https://if-oxford.com/event/science-in-a-cemetery-headington-municipal-cemetery/

Sunday 21 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. To book visit:
https://if-oxford.com/event/science-in-a-cemetery-st-mary-and-st-john-churchyard/

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