2015 GA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Friday 9 - Saturday 10 October
British Geological Survey, Keyworth
Building Stones in the UK have faced a decline in usage over the last century. Combined with the loss of many quarries to brownﬁeld development this has led to a review of the state and supply of Building Stone in industry.
Presenters from the English Stone Forum, the British Geological Survey, academia and Industry will come together at this conference to discuss the future for the building stone industry in the UK.
Friday Morning Sessions
Rocks and stones: curating urban geology - Ruth Siddall
Building stones of Sussex - David Bone
The amazing Devonshire marbles - Gordon Walkden
Building Stones at the BGS - Steve Parry
Small blocks of embellishment: polished stone - Monica Price
The stone cycle, a story of dimensional stone - Iain Kennedy
Lunchtime tour of BGS Geological Walkway
Friday Afternoon Sessions
The Global Heritage Stone Initiative- Brian Marker
Building stones of the Pennant Formation - Graham Lott Digital SIGMA mapping of building stones - Emily Tracey
Geology awareness using town trails - Cynthia Burek
Maps, measures and models of building stone - Tony Brook
Future of the Building Stone industry - Discussion
The building stones of Nottingham
Local walk and tour, including exclusive access to Nottingham Broadmarsh caves in the morning. These caves are some of the most signiﬁcant of their kind with Ancient Monument status. In the afternoon we will visit other city centre monuments, churches, halls and buildings with a focus on the building and facing stone used in construction. Led by Tony Waltham and Graham Lott
The Devonshire marbles of Birmingham
This building stones trip including interiors of the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery - perhaps the best Devonshire Marble interior in Britain. The Town House and Birmingham Cathedral marbles, art and stained glass. Led by Gordon Walkden
They must be A1 portrait size and abstracts must be sent to Sarah Stafford by 1st June: firstname.lastname@example.org.