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== The Geologists' Association ==
 
== The Geologists' Association ==
[[File:GA IMG 01.JPG|thumbnail|Easter 1903. GA Excursion group photograph. Typical group photograph in the collection.]]
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n August 1858, a letter appeared in the magazine The Geologist proposing the formation of ‘an Association of Amateur Geologists’ so that ‘solitary’ students of the science could form a society where they ‘could compare notes, give an account of our rambles, examine one another’s fossils and minerals and … be of great assistance to one another.’ As a result, an initial meeting by interested parties was held in London on 29 November 1858, to discuss the establishment of such a society. The name ‘The Geologists’ Association’ was formally adopted at a meeting of the organising committee on 17 December 1858, and a ‘Prospectus’ was circulated with The Geologist of January 1859. The first Ordinary Meeting, held on 11 January 1859, was attended by some 200 persons and the first Annual General Meeting took place on 2 January 1860. In the formation of the Association, particular emphasis was placed on the holding of ‘Excursions or Field Meetings.’ These, together with a regular programme of lectures (a list of which can be viewed here) and an annual exhibition, have remained the ‘backbone of the Association’ since. Another early objective of the Association was the formation of Local Groups, in order to advance the interests of the Association, initially in the home counties, both for the benefits of members and to liaise with other ‘Field-clubs and Societies.’ With the passage of time, our Local groups have since spread across the country.
 
 
In August 1858, a letter appeared in the magazine The Geologist proposing the formation of ‘an Association of Amateur Geologists’ so that ‘solitary’ students of the science could form a society where they ‘could compare notes, give an account of our rambles, examine one another’s fossils and minerals and … be of great assistance to one another.’ As a result, an initial meeting by interested parties was held in London on 29 November 1858, to discuss the establishment of such a society. The name ‘The Geologists’ Association’ was formally adopted at a meeting of the organising committee on 17 December 1858, and a ‘Prospectus’ was circulated with The Geologist of January 1859. The first Ordinary Meeting, held on 11 January 1859, was attended by some 200 persons and the first Annual General Meeting took place on 2 January 1860. In the formation of the Association, particular emphasis was placed on the holding of ‘Excursions or Field Meetings.’ These, together with a regular programme of lectures (a list of which can be viewed here) and an annual exhibition, have remained the ‘backbone of the Association’ since. Another early objective of the Association was the formation of Local Groups, in order to advance the interests of the Association, initially in the home counties, both for the benefits of members and to liaise with other ‘Field-clubs and Societies.’ With the passage of time, our Local groups have since spread across the country.
 
 
 
== Lodore (new style) ==
 
 
 
A poetic view of what GA excursions were all about — has anything changed today?!
 
 
 
'''LODORE (NEW STYLE)'''
 
 
 
[" One of the visits of the Geologists' Association this year will be to Lodore."— Westminster Gazette.]
 
 
 
HERE they come chattering,
 
 
 
And there they go battering;
 
 
 
Here chopping and chipping
 
 
 
(Excuse for cheap tripping),
 
 
 
Geologists throng and hurry along.
 
 
 
::Now raising a clamour,
 
 
 
::Now wielding a hammer,
 
 
 
Lodore's basal braccia they revel among.
 
 
 
::Flirting and flitting,
 
 
 
::Volcanic rocks splitting;
 
 
 
::Spouting and frisking,
 
 
 
::Their precious lives risking
 
 
 
:With climb and with bound;
 
 
 
::Collecting, disjecting
 
 
 
:The stones from the mound.
 
 
 
::Tugging and toiling,
 
 
 
::And ruthlessly spoiling
 
 
 
:Fragments of andesite lying around.
 
 
 
::And rocking and shocking,
 
 
 
::And skipping and slipping,
 
 
 
::And wrangling and jangling,
 
 
 
::And shaking and breaking,
 
 
 
::And hopping and dropping,
 
 
 
::And heaving and cleaving,
 
 
 
::And smashing and crashing,
 
 
 
::And striving and driving and riving,
 
 
 
::And jumbling and rumbling and tumbling,
 
 
 
:And clattering and battering and shattering,
 
 
 
And prying and trying and spying and buying,
 
 
 
And meeting and greeting and eating and treating,
 
 
 
And jamming and cramming and dramming and—dashing
 
 
 
(The genuine scientists one in a score),
 
 
 
And that's how geologists go to Lodore.
 
  
 
== The Geologists’ Association Carreck Archive ==
 
== The Geologists’ Association Carreck Archive ==
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The [[Geologists' Association Carreck Archive|GA Carreck Archive]] provides an unrivalled record of the Geologists’ Association from its earliest days to the present.
 
The [[Geologists' Association Carreck Archive|GA Carreck Archive]] provides an unrivalled record of the Geologists’ Association from its earliest days to the present.
  
Dedicated to Marjorie Carreck (GA Archivist from 1955 to 2010) the Carreck Archive comprises a mix of albums, loose photographs, letters, postcards and associated ephemera. It particularly brings to life the field excursions of the GA; the places visited and the people visiting them. It is this mix of geological record and social history that makes the Carreck Archive unique. The Archive has undergone a complete restoration (funded by the GA Curry Fund) and is now housed with the British Geological Survey in Keyworth. The Archive is being digitised by the BGS and a number of albums are now available to view on the [[Geologists' Association Carreck Archive|BGS Earthwise website]].
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Dedicated to Marjorie Carreck (GA Archivist from 1955 to 2010) the Carreck Archive comprises a mix of albums, loose photographs, letters, postcards and associated ephemera. It particularly brings to life the field excursions of the GA; the places visited and the people visiting them. It is this mix of geological record and social history that makes the Carreck Archive unique. The Archive has undergone a complete restoration (funded by the GA Curry Fund) and is now housed with the British Geological Survey in Keyworth. The Archive is being digitised by the BGS and a number of albums are now available to view on the BGS Earthwise website.
  
 
We currently need volunteers to help document and index the archive on-line. It’s a straight forward task, all you need is access to the internet. It’s an opportunity to get to know the archive and contribute to its indexing creating a resource that will be available for everyone to use.
 
We currently need volunteers to help document and index the archive on-line. It’s a straight forward task, all you need is access to the internet. It’s an opportunity to get to know the archive and contribute to its indexing creating a resource that will be available for everyone to use.
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If you’re interested in volunteering, would like to make a donation to the archive, or simply have any questions about what’s in the archive then please do get in touch: archive@geologistsassociation.org.uk
 
If you’re interested in volunteering, would like to make a donation to the archive, or simply have any questions about what’s in the archive then please do get in touch: archive@geologistsassociation.org.uk
  
'''Jonathan Larwood, GA Archivist'''
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Jonathan Larwood, GA Archivist
  
 
== Further reading ==
 
== Further reading ==
Larwood, J.G., 2014. [http://www.earthheritage.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/EH42_7-14f.pdf New life for historic geology archive. Earth Heritage, 42, 19-20].
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Larwood, J.G., 2014. New life for historic geology archive. Earth Heritage, 42, 19-20.
  
 
Larwood, J.G., 2016. Geotourism: an early photographic insight through the lens of the Geologists’ Association. In: Hose, T.A. (ed.), Appreciating Physical Landscapes: Three Hundred Years of Geotourism, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 417, 117-129.
 
Larwood, J.G., 2016. Geotourism: an early photographic insight through the lens of the Geologists’ Association. In: Hose, T.A. (ed.), Appreciating Physical Landscapes: Three Hundred Years of Geotourism, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 417, 117-129.
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|  | '''Web links'''
 
|  | '''Web links'''
 
|  | '''Actions/progress'''
 
|  | '''Actions/progress'''
|  | '''Activity'''
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|  | '''Who’s involved'''
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|  |  '''Ready now'''
 
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|  |'''Tasks ready to to work on'''
 
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|  | GA Task 1
 
|  | GA Task 1
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|  | Album 1 and 2 index page ready
 
|  | Album 1 and 2 index page ready
  
|  |'''Album 1 Ongoing'''
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|  | KD, TB, PM, JB
 
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|  | GA Task 2
 
|  | GA Task 2
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|  | Links to be inserted
 
|  | Links to be inserted
  
Section headings to be inserted (Headings are Excursion name)
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SEction headings to be inserted (Headings are Excursion name)
  
Representative excursion photo to be inserted  
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Representative Excursion photo to be inserted  
  
 
See below for full list
 
See below for full list
|  | '''Completed'''
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|  | GA Task 3
 
|  | GA Task 3
 
|  | GA Albums – album page links
 
|  | GA Albums – album page links
 
|  | As Task 2 above.
 
|  | As Task 2 above.
|  | [[Geologists' Association 'green' album 1 - index, GA 'Carreck Archive'|Example where a few links have been completed]]
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|  | [[T W Reader geological photographs, long excursions 1914. Part 1 - index, GA 'Carreck Archive'|Example where a few links have been completed]]
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[[Geologists' Association 'green' album 1 - index, GA 'Carreck Archive'|Example where headings have been inserted]]
 
| | As Task 2 above. (Headings are geological subjects or other)
 
| | As Task 2 above. (Headings are geological subjects or other)
 
See below for full list
 
See below for full list
|  | '''Completed'''
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|  | GA Task 4
 
|  | GA Task 4
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[http://pubs.bgs.ac.uk/publications.html?pubID=GA152 Elsie Giles notebook (other photographers)]
 
[http://pubs.bgs.ac.uk/publications.html?pubID=GA152 Elsie Giles notebook (other photographers)]
  
|  | Save the file that was sent to you onto your PC
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|  | Check pre-existing row data.
  
Open http://194.66.252.183:81/Textbase_Editor/
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Transcribe caption.
  
File/Open html file  - open the file that was sent
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Enhance caption where appropriate
  
[http://pubs.bgs.ac.uk/publications.html?pubID=GA147 View Elsie Giles Album]
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Add link to Album pages
  
[http://pubs.bgs.ac.uk/publications.html?pubID=GA151 View the Elsie Giles Notebook in separate tab]
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Insert headings
 
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Add row data for each photograph
 
 
 
Save the file occasionally - it is ALWAYS saved to your 'Downloads folder' Don't forget to backup your work!
 
 
 
|  | '''Ongoing'''
 
 
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|  | BGS Task 1
 
|  | BGS Task 1
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|  | GA Task 6
 
|  | GA Task 6
 
|  | Field Trip Index
 
|  | Field Trip Index
|  | There is an Excel spreadsheet listing individual Excursions. This could be added as a resource to Earthwise and links made to Album photographs and PGA, GA Circular accounts
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|  | Excel Spread sheet listing individual Field Trips. This could be added as a resource to Earthwise and links made to Album photographs and PGA, GA Circular accounts
 
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|  | Prepare suitable format – possibly a table with thumbnail photos linking to full page entries
 
|  | Prepare suitable format – possibly a table with thumbnail photos linking to full page entries
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|  | Role of Women in the GA
 
|  | Role of Women in the GA
 
|  | Women have had a pivotal role in the GA since its formation in 1858 – there’s a story to be told here
 
|  | Women have had a pivotal role in the GA since its formation in 1858 – there’s a story to be told here
|  | [http://pubs.bgs.ac.uk/publications.html?pubID=GA044#v=d&z=2&n=5&i=GA044_024.jp2&y=415&x=411 Page of signatures of women members of the GA, also the following page]
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|  | 1. A general article on the role of women in the GA.
 
|  | 1. A general article on the role of women in the GA.
  
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|  | GA Task 13
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|  | BGS Task 2
|  | Reader and GA indexes — add a representative image for each excursion
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|  | BGS Dinner Books
|  | View the album pages for each excursion. Select an interesting image (with people in?) from each, download the image from Geoscenic, Upload the image to Earthwise and add an image link to the page.
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|  | [[The Royal Hammerers and The Grizzly Bears - the dining clubs of the early Geological Survey]]. A long tradition of the Geological Survey were geologists' dining clubs. For a large part of the Survey history the Survey was quite small and each year they got together in a dining club, one in England called Ther Royal Hammerers and one in Edinburgh called 'The Grizzly Bears'
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|  | [[Category:Geologists' Association Carreck Archive]] All albums excluding Giles and Johnston volumes
 
 
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|  | The task is to transcribe the manuscript songs
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|  | BGS Dinner Books
 
|  | [[The Royal Hammerers and The Grizzly Bears - the dining clubs of the early Geological Survey]]. A long tradition of the Geological Survey were geologists' dining clubs. For a large part of the Survey history the Survey was quite small and each year they got together in a dining club, one in London called 'The Royal Hammerers' and one in Edinburgh called 'The Grizzly Bears'
 
|  | [[Songs of the Survey - Appendix to Down to earth|A few songs can be viewed here]]
 
  
Members of staff of the Survey were often members of the GA too. [http://pubs.bgs.ac.uk/publications.html?pubID=GA044#v=d&z=2&n=5&i=GA044_026.jp2&y=384&x=402 Here is a page of signatures of former Survey staff from the Johnston volumes.]
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== GA Task 2 T W Reader albums ==
  
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| 1 || [[T W Reader geological photographs 1907, 1908 and 1909 - index, GA 'Carreck Archive']] ||
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| 2 || [[T W Reader geological photographs 1910, 1911 and 1912 - index, GA 'Carreck Archive']] ||
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| 3 || [[T W Reader geological photographs 1913 - index, GA 'Carreck Archive']] ||  
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| 4 || [[T W Reader geological photographs long excursions 1911 and 1912 - index, GA 'Carreck Archive']] ||
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| 5 || [[T W Reader geological photographs, long excursions 1910 - index, GA 'Carreck Archive']] ||
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| 6 || [[T W Reader geological photographs, long excursions 1913 - index, GA 'Carreck Archive']] ||
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| 7 || [[T W Reader geological photographs, long excursions 1914. Part 1 - index, GA 'Carreck Archive']] ||
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| 8 || [[T W Reader geological photographs, long excursions 1914. Part 2 - index, GA 'Carreck Archive']] ||
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| 9 || [[T W Reader geological photographs. 1914, 1916 - index, GA 'Carreck Archive']] ||
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| 10 || [[T W Reader geological photographs, long excursions 1916 - index, GA 'Carreck Archive']] ||
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| 11 || [[T W Reader geological photographs, long excursions 1919 - index, GA 'Carreck Archive']] ||  
 
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| 12 || [[T W Reader geological photographs, long excursions, Dorset coast and the Roman Wall - index, GA 'Carreck Archive']] ||
 
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[[Category:Geologists' Association Carreck Archive]]
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==GA Task 3 - GA albums ==
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| 1 || [[Geologists' Association 'green' album 1 - index, GA 'Carreck Archive']] ||
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| 2 ||[[Geologists' Association 'green' album 2 - index, GA 'Carreck Archive']] ||
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| 3 || [[Geologists' Association 'mustard' album - index, GA 'Carreck Archive']] ||
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| 4 || [[Geologists' Association album 'brown' album - index, GA 'Carreck Archive']] ||
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