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For its 18th year, the Ross-on-Wye Science Society presents a forum of entertaining lectures, discussions and scientific facts.

The next meeting of the 2018-19 season will be held on

Wednesday - 3rd October 2018 - 7.00 for 7.30pm

The Hotel has a Bar and Restaurant open for pre-meeting food and drink

 Members and guests please remember entrance is free to students and school pupils.

Title Subject Speaker

The Geological History of Ross-on-Wye

Some 700 million years ago, our small part of the earth’s crust emerged from the sea for the first time, as part of a chain of volcanic islands, rather similar to Java and Sumatra today. These islands lay near the Antarctic Circle, off the northern coast of a large supercontinent, known as Gondwana, under which the floor of an ocean – the Iapetus - was being destroyed down a trench. This talk will aim to chart the geological “adventures” of this small section of the crust as it moved northward to its present position over hundreds of millions of years, and to outline the evidence contained in local rocks that allows such a story to be constructed.

David Green

 The Society Meets in Castle Lodge Hotel at 7:30pm on the first Wednesday of the Month

The hotel has its own car park.

Chairman: Norman Pomfret 01989 565948

Secretary: Jan Falkiner 01989 720539

Photo of Large Hadron Collider

Image of ancient map of the earthPhoto of earth from space