• Woolhope Club Meetings

    Winter Programme 2018 /2019

    President: Dr. P.A. Olver
    All meetings will be held on Saturdays at 2.15 p.m. in Committee Room No. 1 in the Shire Hall, Hereford and will generally be illustrated. Non-members are welcome. Note that non-members of the Club pay £1 extra. Bookings must be made via the Field Secretary Sue Olver on 01432 761693, when more details of the meeting will be given. A booking slip and payment must be submitted in advance

    Saturday
    22nd September
    2:15 pm

    Hidden Secrets of Herefordshire Baptismal Fonts
    DR JULIAN WEAVER

    Saturday
    6th October
    2:15 pm

    The F.C. Morgan Lecture
    Kingdom Building, Identity and Heritage: Mercia, the Magonsaete and Beyond
    DR JOHN HUNT
    Honorary Research Fellow, School of History, University of Birmingham

    Saturday
    10th November
    2:15 pm

    ‘Manors Maketh Man’: Hereford Cathedral Manors in the Middle Ages and Beyond
    DR BETHANY HAMBLEN
    Hereford Cathedral Archivist

    Saturday
    24th November
    2:15 pm

    Winter Annual Meeting
    Physician, Naturalist, Philanthropist: The Life and Work of Dr Henry Graves Bull (1818-1885)
    DR HENRY CONNOR

    Saturday
    5th January
    2:15 pm

    War, Rebellion and Philanthropy: Thomas Coningsby (1550-1625) and his Hospital in Widemarsh Street, Hereford
    DAVID WHITEHEAD

    Saturday
    26th January
    2:15 pm

    Well and Soundly Built: The Burghill Mental Hospital
    RHYS GRIFFITH, Herefordshire County Archivist

    Saturday
    23rd February
    2:15 pm

    Herefordshire Lore – Forty-Five Minutes of Living Local History
    BILL LAWS

    Saturday
    16th March
    2:15 pm

    Spring Annual Meeting - Presidential Address 
    DR PAUL OLVER

  • Club Field Meetings 2018

    Note that non-members of the Club pay £1 extra. Bookings must be made via the Field Secretary Sue Olver on 01432 761693, when more details of the meeting will be given. A booking slip and payment must be submitted in advance.

    Wednesday
    9th May

    Visit to Oxford with guided tour with a former curator to the Natural History Museum followed by a guided afternoon walk through historic Oxford churches, colleges and the famous Holywell Cemetery. 
    Leaders: Nina Morgan & Philip Powell.

    Tuesday
    22nd May
    11:00 am

    All day visit to Brampton Bryan park, looking at the landscape history and veteran trees. 
    Leader: David Lovelace 
    This trip will involve a lot of walking and some scrambling. Bring picnic lunches. Transport in own cars, sharing where possible.

    Meet at Brampton Bryan Village Hall Car Park
     

    Sunday
    22nd July

    Geology - Footsteps of William Smith, the first modern British geologist. He started as a surveyor in the areas around Bath and the remains of his homes and works will be visited. Meet at 8.00am Hereford, 8.30am Ledbury.
    Leader: Paul Olver. 

    Thursday
    16th August
    9:00 am

    All day visit to Borderland castles: Richards Castle, Clifford and Snodhill, arriving at the latter approx 3.00pm.
    Leader: Rosamund Skelton 
    This trip may involve some scrambling. Bring picnic lunches.
    A maximum of 6 cars will be possible.

  • Geology Section Programme 2018

    For Further information on any of the events below please contact Sue Olver, 01432 761693 or email susanolver@hotmail.com. Please note starting times and venues as below.

    Please note: Our Woolhope Geology Section talks will now be held from 5.30 pm, in the Councillors' Meeting Room, Committee Room 1 at the Shire Hall Hereford. Meetings can be set up from 5 pm and we should close the meeting at 7.30 pm in order for the caretaker to leave by 8 pm.

  • Geology Indoor Meetings 2018

    All indoor events are held as per details above for each one. Non-members welcome: fee £2 per event. 

    Friday
    23rd March

    Cryogenian: "Let the Ice Age begin" with Prof. Ian Fairchild

    Friday
    28th September

    Carboniferous in the surrounding areas with Dr. Bernard Besley

    Friday
    26th October

    "Professor Fred Shotton" with Prof. Peter Worsley of Reading Geological Society

  • Geology Field Meetings 2018
    Saturday
    24th March

    Croft Ambrey - Members of the Croft Castle Geology Champions and Bob Williams leading this trip. A joint field trip with TVGS - limited places left please contact Janet on 07968379330.

    Monday
    26th March

    A Worcester Day: Worcester Museum and Cathedral - meet up at 9.30 am in Racecourse Car Park and meet at Worcester Museum and Art Gallery for a guided visit into archives - first party 10.30am. After lunch visit Cathedral 2.30pm. This is a joint meeting with TVGS. Cost for archives and museum £6.50 per person payable on the day.

    Saturday
    21st April

    Open to all beginners in geology - a GEOLAB Day with Prof. Chris King at Martley Village Hall from 10.00am. In the afternoon a Martley excursion led by Dr Paul Olver. Cost £10.00 per person tea/ coffee refreshments, but bring a picnic for lunch and boots for field trip.

    Wednesday
    9th May

    Main Club event - visit to Oxford with guided tour with a former curator to the Natural History Museum followed by a guided afternoon walk through historic Oxford churches, colleges and the famous Holywell Cemetery. Leaders: Nina Morgan & Philip Powell.

    Saturday
    30th June

    Meet Lawrence Banks at 10.30 - 11.00am for coffee & tea in Hergest Gardens and visit local quarry as well as see the private collection. TVGS members may join us there.

    Tuesday
    10th July

    Main Club event - Footsteps of William Smith - further details to follow.

    Saturday
    3rd November

    Festival of Geology at University College London (UCL) Please come for the day and support amateur geology throughout the country includes lectures and trade stands.