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Geology Walks

Date: Saturday 14 March 2020
Venue: Multiple Locations

Popular science tours, led by geologist Peter Kennett as part of Science Week 2020 at Sheffield Hallam University

Where on Earth did that come from?

Date: Saturday 14th March 2020
Time: 10.30 a.m. – 12.00
Venue: Start at top of the steps leading down into the Peace Gardens.

A geological walkabout in Sheffield City Centre.
The natural stone in the buildings of the city centre, can tell a fascinating story. Sheffield was once on the Equator, and much of England was once a hot desert. Did they choose wisely for the stone under the fountains? How much has the Earl of Shrewsbury lost since last year? Why is a "heathen" going in for a coffee?
The route runs from the Peace Gardens to the Cathedral forecourt. Come with warm clothing.

Rock around Ecclesall Churchyard

Date: Saturday 14th March 2020
Time: 2.30 pm to 3.30pm
Venue: Meet at the top gate to the churchyard on Ringinglow Road, opposite Falkland Road (88 bus stop)

No, not another pop festival among the tombs, but a peaceful walk around the other sorts of rock! Discover how the great and the good of Sheffield are commemorated and how well their memorials have stood up to the weather since. Come with warm clothing. To what extent should a churchyard become a mini nature reserve?

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