Gravestone Geology Walks and Events

With geologists Nina Morgan and Philip Powell

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 normally there is generally no need to book, but see exceptions detailed below. Copies of The Geology of Oxford Gravestones will be available to examine and buy after the walk.

Wear comfortable walking shoes or boots and wet weather gear. Please note that these walks take place on public footpaths and uneven surfaces - sorry, no disabled access - and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

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


Open Doors

Saturday 10 September, 11 -12 and 2:30 – 2:30
Gravestone geology walk in St Sepulchre's Cemetery, Walton Street, Oxford OX1 2HD

Sunday 11 September, 12 – 1 and 3-4
Gravestone geology walk in the churchyard at SS Mary and John, Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1XG

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

The walks are free but numbers are limited so pre-booking is required. 

Visit https://www.oxfordpreservation.org.uk/content/oxford-open-doors to book.

 


Oxford IF Festival

Sunday 16 October, 11-12 and 2:30-3:30
Gravestone geology walks in two cemeteries in Oxford

Sunday 23 October, 11-12 and 3-4
Gravestone geology walks in two cemeteries in Oxford

These walks are part of the Oxford IF festival and booking is essential. 

For more information about locations and to book visit https://if-oxford.com/welcome-page/

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


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