Malvern U3A Geology Group
The Malvern U3A Geology Group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Cube, Malvern, from 10.00 – 12.00 am. The entrance price is: £2.00. All lectures are at 10.00am in the Cube, Malvern except the 3 noted below.
The new winter lecture programme is based on a series of lectures on the following:
The evolution of the British landscape: geological and archaeological perspectives.
Lecture Series No 1
The geological foundations of the British landscape
The main focus of the introductory lecture is on the Caledonian, Acadian and Variscan orogenies and the impact of the resulting structures on the present day landscape. Trangression of the sea during Jurassic times led to a long period of predominantly marine conditions which terminated at the end of the Cretaceous. Jurassic and Cretaceous sedimentary rocks form the landscape of much of Southern England.