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Oxfordshire Geology Trust is a voluntary group working to protect our many Local Geological Sites and to raise public awareness of Oxfordshire's earth heritage.

  • Building stone study

    On behalf of English Heritage, OGT has mapped the distribution of local building stone used in villages across Oxfordshire, in relation to geological outcrop.

  • Condition monitoring

    The condition of all existing LGS sites has been monitored during the past 5 years.

  • Designation of Local Geological Sites

    Two new LGS sites were designated in 2012 and another three planned for 2013, bringing the Oxfordshire total to 48.

  • Site clearance

    6 LGS site clearance events have taken place during 2012-13.

  • Library displays

    Temporary displays on local geology have been arranged at some six local libraries and information centres.

  • Leaflets and interpretation board

    A leaflet has been printed summarising places of geological interest in the county, also a trail guide for the area around Churchill village. An interpretation board was designed for Priests Hill SSSI.

  • Livelihoods linked to geology

    The link between traditional livelihoods in the Oxfordshire Chilterns and the underlying chalk geology, was explored in a series of public talks.

  • Geodiversity and tourism

    Following a 2012 Chalk Links project supported by the North Wessex Downs AONB, the possibilities of geotourism were explained at an AONB-hosted seminar for tourism representatives.

  • Rock Detectives

    'Rock Detectives' days during half-term holidays encouraged children to take an interest in Earth Science (together with Wiltshire, Bedfordshire and Hampshire groups)

  • Geology in primary schools

    A geological module was developed for local primary schools, with support from the Ernest Cook Trust. It was trialled with great success at over a dozen schools.

  • Volunteer groups and practical geoconservation.

    Partnerships were established with several local groups (such as Green Gyms and a local fire brigade) to involve their members in site clearance activities, whilst informing them about local geology.

  • Working together

    Oxfordshire Geology Trust is an active member of both The Geology Trusts and Geoconservation UK, and has developed partnerships with geoconservation groups in neighbouring counties on specific projects.

  • Rock Detectives

    'Rock Detectives' days during half-term holidays encouraged children to take an interest in Earth Science (together with Wiltshire, Bedfordshire and Hampshire groups)