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Newbury Geological Study Group

Evening Class 2017/2018

There will be two 6 weeks terms. One starting on 7 November 2017 and the other in January 2018. Classes will be on Tuesdays, starting at 7:00 pm.  and run for about 2 hours. We will require a commitment for just one term at a time. Maximum cost will £60.00 for each term, but we are not intending to make a profit so the cost will vary depending on numbers. Sorry no refunds after term starts and no concessions.  Minimum number to make the course viable is 14 and the maximum we can take is 29.  

For those new to the group, Dr Les James has been teaching geology for 40 years and has run courses for both Reading and Oxford Universities. For many years he ran courses at Newbury College, but support for these declined, because of the high cost, so a few years ago NGSG started to run them on a non profit basis.  Currently the 10 week Oxford University courses run by Les at Reading University costs £170.00. Our equivalent based on 14 attending would be £100.00, but we usually manage to run it for less than this.  




Venue  This year will take place at St Bartholomew School, Newbury (entrance and car park from Buckingham Road).

The dates for the first term are  Nov 7, 14, 21,28, Dec 5 and 12 and provisionally for the second term  Jan 16, 23,,30, Feb 6,20 and 27. Please note there will be no course  on Feb 13.  

Course Content

This years course will be  entitled ‘Rocks and Landscape and will be suitable for new members. It will be a revision course for those who have been supporting us for some time.  There will be some links to to trips we are doing, but  there is no need to go on the trips to benefit from the course.  


If you are interested let Helen know ( Pay on the first evening.