Conferences/1999: University College Worcester

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The Second UK RIGS Conference - A summary

2 - 4 September 1999

University College Worcester

"Recording and Protecting Landscapes"

"The New RIGS Structure and Its Operation"

"Best Practice"

SUPPORTED BY UNIVERSITY COLLEGE WORCESTER, ENVIRONMENT AGENCY, ENGLISH NATURE, COUNTRYSIDE COUNCIL FOR WALES, SCOTTISH NATURAL HERITAGE, GEOLOGISTS' ASSOCIATION, ROYAL SOCIETY FOR NATURE CONSERVATION, GLOUCESTERSHIRE RIGS GROUP, GLOUCESTERSHIRE ENVIRONMENTAL TRUST, GEOCONSERVATION COMMISSION OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY AND BRITISH GEOMORPHOLOGICAL RESEARCH GROUP

Summary of papers

Introduction - Dr Peter Oliver, Herefordshire and Worcestershire RIGS Group

Welcome Address - Dorma Urwin, Principal of University College Worcester

THE NEW RIGS STRUCTURE
Chairman, Philip Doughty, Geoconservation Commission and Ulster Museum
Report of the Steering Group - Mick Stanley, Steering Group Chairman
BEST PRACTICE
Chairman, Graham Worton - Black Country Geological Society
Dr Duncan Friend, RIGS 'n' Rockwatch: A Closer Partnership
Lance Woodman, UCW IT Service - Web Sites for RIGS Groups
Dr Peter Crowther, Ulster Museum - Collecting, Storage and Specimen Conservation
BEST PRACTICE
Chairman, Tom Hose - Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College
Richard Edmonds, Jurassic Coast Project - Geology and Geo-tourism; Dorset RIGS within a county wide strategy
Dr Bill Gaskarth, University of Birmingham - Fieldwork Safety
Dr David Schofield, British Geological Survey - BGS Field Data Recording Techniques
FIELD TRIP
Les Morris, University College Worcester and Herefordshire & Worcestershire RIGS Group - Mass Movement Features, Bredon Hill, Jurassic Outlier (N.B. coach leaves at 1.30pm and returns at 5.30pm)
Progress Reports
Chairman, Andrew Jenkinson, Scenesetters and Shropshire RIGS
Vicky Mason, Royal Society for Nature Conservation - England (including launch of the RIGS handbook)
Dr Peter Crowther, Ulster Museum - Northern Ireland
RECORDING AND PROTECTING LANDSCAPES
Chairman, Chris Lowe, Cleveland RIGS
Professor Janet Hooke, Portsmouth University - Dynamic Geomorphological Sites
Dr Derek McDougall, University College Worcester and Herefordshire & Worcestershire RIGS Group - Glaciers and Landscape in Upland Britain
Dr Murray Gray, Queen Mary College London - RIGS, Sustainable Development and "Geodiversity"
RECORDING AND PROTECTING LANDSCAPES
Chairman, Dr Ken Addison - Association of Welsh RIGS Groups and Universities of Oxford and Wolverhampton
David Corbelli and Jim Walker, Environment Agency - River Habitats Survey (RHS) - The Assessment of RIGS
Dr Cynthia Burek, University College Chester and Association of Welsh RIGS Groups - Limestone Pavements - A Fragile Heritage
Malcolm Atkin, Worcestershire Archaeological Service - Recording and Protecting Landscapes: The Archaeological Experience
BEST PRACTICE
Chairman, Mike Browne - Lothian and Borders RIGS, Fife RIGS and British Geological Survey
BEST PRACTICE
Chairman, Dr Andy King - English Nature Repeat of papers of previous day
GEOLOGICAL TRAIL - WORCESTER CITY CENTRE
Dr Eric Robinson, University College London
EXHIBITION AND POSTER DISPLAY continues
"Earth Alert" - Professor Dick Moody, The Geologists' Association
BEST PRACTICE
Chairman, Keith Williams - Lancashire RIGS Gordon Smithies, West Yorkshire RIGS - Publication of RIGS Documents
Mark Campbell, Gloucestershire RIGS Group - The Cleeve Common Project; RIGS in partnership Progress Reports
Tony Rogers Countryside Council for Wales - Wales Dr Katherine Leys, Scottish Natural Heritage - Scotland
THE ASSOCIATION OF UK RIGS GROUPS - FIRST ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Proceedings

The conference proceedings are available from the RIGS Group for Herefordshire and Worcestershire at Geological Records Centre, University College Worcester, Henwick Grove, Worcester, WR2 6AJ. Telephone (044) 01905 855184. E-mail rigs@worc.ac.uk.


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