Conferences/2000: Newton Rigg College, Penrith, Cumbria

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The Third UK RIGS Conference

30 August - 2 September 2000

Newton Rigg College, Penrith, Cumbria

Theme: Geoconservation in Action

"RIGS in action"

"Case study experiences"

"RIGS and planning"


Slide show
'Introduction to Geology of the Lake District'
UKRIGS Committee update
Field trips
'Managing delicate sites' Limestone Pavement
local soil sites
The importance of planning and the definition of RIGS
Field trips
Cowraik quarry field trip
Threlkeld Mining Museum and Quarry
Create your own web site Improving you funding application
Key speaker
Peter Doyle. Chair, Geoconservation Commission
RIGS Development round up. Chairman, UKRIGS
UK RIGS 2nd Annual General Meeting

Case studies

Thursday 31 August 10.30

  • The Oxfordshire Experience M Windle, Oxfordshire RIGS
  • Over-collecting and Public Misuse - Caldbeck Fells B Young, BGS
  • The Peterborough Geology Audit Hugh Cripps, PECT
  • How can geologists and archaeologists work together in geoconservation? Eric Robinson, GA
  • Conserving the diversity of UK soils John Conway, Royal Agricultural College

Friday 1 September 09:00

  • Type to type section Tom Hose, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College
  • Attempting to spread the word Jean Slee-Smith, Cumbria RIGS Group
  • Difficulties in defining boundaries to geomorphological areas Keith Williams, Lancashire RIGS Group
  • The uses and abuses of RIGS sites Cynthia Burek, NEWRIGS

Friday 1 September 11:25

  • The importance of RIGS in local plans Philip Gordon, CCC
  • The landowners viewpoint Jolyon Dodgson, NW Area Landowners Association
  • Geodiversity/biodiversity and planning Mike Browne, Lothian RIGS Group
  • Drilling for RIGS: Site investigation for conservation Ken Addison, UK RIGS


The conference proceedings will be available after the conference £8.50 (+ £2.00 p&p) early 2001.

The Third UKRIGS conference was supported by: Cumbria RIGS Group, English Nature, Countryside Council for Wales, the Royal Society for Nature Conservation, the Environment Agency, the Geologists' Association, Scottish Natural Heritage, Geoconservation Commission and Gloucestershire RIGS Group

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