Cumberland & Lake District

Update from the last meeting:

Nine members and guests including geology students met at the Greystoke pub just off M6 J40 for Christmas lunch on December 23rd.

Father of the house was missing, and another senior member – down to flu and flooded cellars allegedly.

There were brief presentations on oil price, which has seen a steady rise over the past six months with some political spikes in September.

Pam Bamber talked about the OPITO apprenticeship scheme in Aberdeen which has been running for twenty years.

Stromatolites of the present day and in Morocco were another topic expanded on by two resident experts.

As always, high-profile wells and exploration/production activity in West and North Africa, also South America were enthusiastic topics of comment and debate.

Share price performances following recent announcements at Tullow were of great interest.


It is likely the next informal meeting will be on Tuesday February 11th to discuss the following day’s Cumberland Geological Society February 11th meeting which takes the form of a climate debate. Some of our members are involved in various capacities.

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