Geology meeting and field trip to Brassington

The YGS (Yorkshire Geological Society) has an upcoming event that may be of interest to PDMHS members: a meeting entitled “Pocket deposits, karst and environmental change” on 15 June 19 at BGS Kegworth followed by a field trip on Sunday 16th to Brassington.  Further details can be found here and the full YGS programme of events here (which states “All events are free to attend for YGS members, and we always welcome non-members.”)

An article in PDMHS Bulletin 16-5 covers the geology & mines of the Brassington area.


Films presented and introduced by Andy Freem
7 pm. Part 1: Andy’s new film on Speedwell plus his film on Brewery Shaft, Nenthead plus supporting programme of other short films
8 pm. Part 2: Short film on “Climate Change terminology & datings” followed by the main film: Andy’s “Recent
Scientific Investigations in Water Icicle” (30 minutes) followed by discussion.

If you are interested and would like to come, please contact Jenny Potts for details and directions:

Cave Biology – bargain book

This Cambridge University Press book about Cave Biology is currently (23/12/18) available on-line reduced from £44.99 to £14.99 from Postcript Books

Written for academic researchers and graduate students, this book provides a critical examination of current knowledge and ideas on cave biology, with emphasis on evolution, ecology and conservation.