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Unless stated otherwise, events in this region are organised by the Society’s West of England and South Wales Regional Committee.

Regional Chair: Dr Phillip Toms telephone +44 (0)1242 714708 email wesw@rgs.org

Coming up:

Geology in the Portishead area - Mark Howson, Mineral Resources Professional Ltd

 Saturday 24 June 10.00am–6.00pm
 Field visit (Portishead)

The Portishead coast is an exceptionally good place to see and learn about geology with rock exposures of national importance. The day will be broken into a number of optional 'units'. Joint event with Geologists' Association South Wales Group.

Meeting place: Windmill Inn, 58 Nore Road, Portishead, BS20 6JZ.

Places: free, book in advance. Bring picnic or pre-book lunch at Royal Inn, Pier Steps, BS20 7HG. Contact Geoff Parkes telephone 07813 981984 email geoffrey.parkes@btinternet.com

How to read water and the art of natural navigation - Tristan Gooley

 Friday 11 August, 12.30pm–1.30pm
 Lecture (Llangwm)

Unlocking the secrets of water, from a glass on your table, to the oceans that span the world, Tristan draws on his own adventurous experience to reveal how to read the water around you. Joint event with the Llangwm Literary Festival.

Venue: Llangwm Village Hall, Pill Parks Way, Llangwm, Haverfordwest, SA62 4HT

Places: £5, available in advance from Festival website (booking opens shortly).

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