Thursday 8th February at 7pm; Rossiter Books, Monmouth – Ticket £3
Paul Olver will give an illustrated talk on Herefordshire’s Rocks and Scenery. In the 1830’s a number of geologists, who were essentially border squires and clergymen, shared their knowledge of fossils with Roderick Murchison, which led to the eventual designation of the Silurian System. This appreciation of the landscape and being able to read the land was also the inspiration in the county for the Picturesque Movement. Paul will talk about the origins of rock types and the local landscape and discuss the importance of Herefordshire in the formative years of geological science.