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* Behind The Scenes Guided Tour at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History *

Saturday March 12, 2016 | 9:45 am to 4:00 pm

Dear all,

As you know we have booked a fantastic opportunity for a guided behind the scenes tour of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. So with that said I’ve put some information together for this event for all those members going. And to those who are not members as yet but would like to attend as well.

Its free admission to the Museum but by supporting the museum there is now a £8 per head charge for guided tours behind the scenes, I hope this will be OK with you. This helps the museum to meet some of the costs that go towards running their educational activities, and ensuring that they can continue to develop new and exciting sessions for visitors.

There is a Park and Ride but does not drop off at the Museum, although it is by far the best way to deal with parking. You can see details here at the link below:

The Museum:
Founded in 1860 as the centre for scientific study at the University of Oxford, the Museum of Natural History now holds the University’s internationally significant collections of geological and zoological specimens. Housed in a stunning example of neo-Gothic architecture, the Museum’s growing collections underpin a broad programme of natural environment research, teaching and public engagement. Among its most famous features are the Oxfordshire dinosaurs, the Dodo, and the swifts in the tower.
Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Also the museum an exciting new resident arrived at the Museum recently. A plesiosaur discovered at Must Farm quarry in Peterborough. And as it’s a regular field trip destination for the SDGS we have asked to see it up close..!

Check the link below.
The Must Farm Plesiosaur.
It is ‘Super science Saturday’ on the day as well with a lot of
Volunteer-led hands-on activities for families.
The tour will start at 10.00am and finish no later than 4.00pm.

If you are members please fill out the Booking Form below if you wish to attend.

If you are members of the Stamford and District Geological Society then please use the booking form if you wish to go on any of our field trips or send a text to our field secretary Kenny Nye. If you are non-members and wish to go on any field trips then please enrol for membership to the society before you do so.
Please let us know at least 10 days in advance so we can cater for numbers as this will be the ONLY WAY you will get registered as wishing to attend.

If your are non-members and would like to go then please sign up for Membership as soon as possible by contacting :
Ms Sheila Martin,
email : membership [at] stamfordgeolsoc.org.uk
Emails are not instant links, please replace the [at] with a @ when you type. This is for security.

Also ive included the membership form here for you:

This field trip can usually cater for 20 persons but maby a few more if demand is high.

Members should appreciate that they are responsible for their own safety.

The society’s insurance is against 3rd parties.

The SDGS has the right to cancel or reschedule a field trip with as much notice as possible. In the unlikely event of cancellation, all registered participants will be notified by email and offered to join alternative field trips. If a fossil hunt is cancelled on the day of the event due to unforeseen circumstances such as extreme weather, SDGS will not be able to accept responsibility for any additional costs or inconvenience resulting from the cancellation.
You can cancel your place at any point before a field trip, the more notice given the better, if possible.


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Saturday March 12, 2016
9:45 am to 4:00 pm
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Stamford and District Geological Society


Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Oxford, OX1 3PW United Kingdom
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