Conferences and other group activities
Conferences and fieldwork
- European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2018, Vienna, Austria, 8-13th April 2018
- Society for American Archaeology (SAA) 83rd Annual Meeting, Washington DC, USA, 11-15th April
- Goldschmidt 2018, Boston, USA, 12-17th August
- European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) 24th Annual Meeting, Barcelona, Spain, 5-8th September
- 8th International Symposium on Biomolecular Archaeology (ISBA), Jena, Germany, 18-21st September
Members from the OGU attended these recent conferences:
- American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting (AGU), New Orleans, USA, 11-15th December 2017
- 28th International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry (IMOG 2017), Florence, Italy, 17-22nd September 2017
- European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) annual meeting, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 30th August-3rd September 2017
The OGU is keen to disseminate its findings to as wide an audience as possible as well as to other researchers. We are keen to pass on what we have discovered to students, teachers and the wider general public.
Palaeodectectives Online Game
As part of our outreach activities (see below) we have developed a game based on various aspects of our work, this can now be accessed online so you to can now be a Palaeodetective.
Bristol 'Doors Open Day'
One day every year, a variety of buildings and amenities which are normally closed to the general public open their doors across the city of Bristol. The OGU participated in a public science exhibition hosted in the Great Hall of the Wills Memorial Building during this event. The OGU stand was based on an updated version of the Palaeodetectives game (see above) and group members spent the day talking to adults and children alike about the science we do and how it relates to the natural world.
Bristol Festival of Nature
Once again members of the group to part in this weekend long event showcasing a diverse mix of natural exhibits with links to the natural world, the biggest event of its kind in the country! The OGU stand was based on an updated version of the Palaeodetectives game (see above) and group members spent three days talking to adults and children about the OGU and what we do!
Being a member of the OGU is not all work! We’re a great friendly and social bunch, making the most of Bristol as a great city for all kinds of social life. A break from work to a local coffee shop, namely Boston Tea Party, is a favourite. You will probably find us every Friday night attending one of our favourite pubs such as the Hope and Anchor, the Apple or the Bag o' Nails. When summer arrives, there are numerous ale or cider festivals dotted across Bristol which are also well attended.
Events such as laser tag, bowling or trips to watch Bristol City and Rovers in the past have really made good use of Bristol’s sporting venues. Our bigger socials, such as our annual Christmas social, involve everything from black tie dinners to clubbing the night away.
As Bristol is not far from many great areas for both geological and archaeological sites, we've also previously done away days to nearby sites such as Avebury and Silbury Hill. We also take part in a 5-a-side football with members of Geography which is a great opportunity to get some exercise in a low-competitive atmosphere, as well as friendly squash and badminton games year-round.