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Event Reminder: New advances in understanding the British and Irish Ice Sheet with particular reference to Cumbria

Prof. David Evans, Durham University
Joint meeting with Carlisle Natural History Society

Location: Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Castle Street, Carlisle CA3 8TP

Starts: 19:30 (prompt)

Note:  The carpark next to Carlisle Castle, off Devonshire Walk now closes at 8pm.   Parking is available on West Walls car park.

News from the Library

Wishing you all a happy new year.

The Cumbria County Council are planning to do extensive alterations to the Library and the Archive Center in Whitehaven. Due to this decision we must move out of the library and find a new location but up to now no new location has been found. The CGS library has now closed and most of the books that are on the data base have been boxed and distributed to the members that have room to store them.  There are still some that must be catalogued and put into the data base.  I hope to continue with this task before we are told to evacuate the building.

We have been using this facility at Whitehaven library for many years and have a very good working relationship with the staff.  Also, it’s free of any charges!

I will be resigning from the council this year but will continue with the task of moving the library and cataloguing the books.

All the best.

David W Powell

Programme Alteration

Wednesday 14th November.

Dr.  Leslie is now unable to come on 14th November and his talk has been postponed until  October 2019.

Instead Prof Joe Cann will give a talk entitled “Exploring a newly-formed mid-ocean ridge in the Equatorial Pacific – challenges and some answers.”  This meeting will be at the Braithwaite Institute on the A66 at Braithwaite.

Prof. Cann was on a scientific expedition in April/May this year exploring the Pacific Ocean floor and this will be the first presentation of the science from that expedition.

Event Material: Wednesday 5th September – Birkhams Quarry, St. Bees Head and Beach Cliffs

Sylvia has put together background reading in preparation for her event. It is recommended to bring your own copies of what you need as there will be few, if any available on the day.

1. Birkhams Quarry Visit 5 Sep 18

http://www.cumberland-geol-soc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1.-Birkhams-Quarry-Visit-5-Sep-18.pdf

2. BSG7801_Birkhams Quarry_proof_070416

http://www.cumberland-geol-soc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2.-BSG7801_Birkhams-Quarry_proof_070416.pdf

3. St Bees Cliffs Extracts from LGS Designation

http://www.cumberland-geol-soc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/3.-St-Bees-Cliffs-Extracts-from-LGS-Designation.pdf

http://www.cumberland-geol-soc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/4.-Powers-Roundness.jpeg