Yorkshire Geology Month
Communication - Information will be available on a Geology Month website. We also hope that we can raise grant-funding to pay for posters and a press pack to be sent to event organisers.
Data protection - event organisers should please indicate if there is any personal information that you would like to protect. There may be home ex-directory telephone numbers or home e-mail addresses that you may not wish everyone to know. All information will be shared between the "committee" and there may be a half-way list of information available only to other 'bona-fide' geologists.
Networking - This is a chance to create and share a database of those individuals, groups and companies interested in geology.
There will be a "gathering for the geologists" during geology month - where we can gather, meet each other, share experiences and knowledge, discuss future joint activities. This will be at the Yorkshire Museum in July. There will be a guset speaker, poster displaysm, discussions and the chance to view the displays at the Museum.
What this is not!!! - This is not an attempt to form a new Society with affiliations and subscriptions that will take the place of any existing organisation. It is not an attempt to tell groups what to do or how to do it!
Organisation - There is a small informal "organising Committee" that will collect the details of the events and networking and pass it on to others involved. It is a small committee to make the organising quick and effective, it is not meant to be representative in any way and is simply made up of those who volunteered first! All offers of help and suggestions will be gratefully received. If the Geology Month proves to be a success perhaps it can be repeated and the networking will continue. There is no reason though why others cannot organise it in the future.
The 'informal organising committee' co-ordinating the month consists of Camilla Nichol and Stuart Ogilvy of the Yorkshire Museum, Will Watts from the Dinosaur Coast Project, Anthea Brigstocke and Tony Benfield of the Leeds Geological Association, Mike Windle and Phil Brierly of the North East Geology Trust and Mike Horne and Paul Hildreth of the Hull Geological Society.