The David B. Thompson 
Fieldwork Archive

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As a tribute to the life and work of David B Thompson (1932 – 2013), the North Staffs Group of the Geologists’ Association and Earth Science Teachers’ Association have published a selection of the fieldwork notes and field teaching exercises David produced during his time at Keele University.

Many were evening visits under the auspices of the Keele Science and Technology Teachers’ Centre – Geology Section. Some are parts of a series entitled “Geology in the Field - Fieldwork near the Potteries”. Others were for the NSGGA or other Geology Groups, and many were “joint” ventures. Several were repeated and updated.

The original criteria for selection was that the field notes and teaching exercises should not have been published elsewhere, though this was relaxed to include two ESTA and a British Association for the Advancement of Science Conference visits. There are also examples of David’s original research. The Field Guide of the 1997 ESTA Conference at Keele was edited by David and is included here in its entirety.

Missing are notes from several KSTTC evening visits. If you think you may be able to help or would simply like to see the “missings” list, please contact John Reynolds: jr.reynolds1@virginmedia.com

Many thanks to members of NSGGA and ESTA for their help, esp.
Ian Stimpson: i.g.stimpson@keele.ac.uk for the uploading
and Don Steward: don.steward@stoke.gov.uk for holding the original paper archive and many of David’s specimens at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery: www.stokemuseums.org.uk

Not included is David’s published fieldwork for a 1983 course organised by Poroperm:
Poroperm Excursion Guide No 4:
The Permo-Triassic Sediments of the Cheshire and Adjacent Basins.
Thompson, D.B.
1983. 129pp
Poroperm-Geochem Ltd. Chester. ISB No. 0-950-7-253-5-8

David also contributed to several Geologists’ Association Guides, incl
No 6. Liverpool: Permo-Triassic Rocks of the Wirral and Adjacent Areas.
No 7. Manchester: Four itineraries in Triassic Rocks: Frodsham Area, Styal Area & two on Alderley Edge.
Available from: www.geologistsassociation.org.uk
 

1974

Pocket Deposits of South Derbyshire

Keele Science and Technology Teachers’ Centre

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1975

Hulme Quarries (Park Hall), Stoke on Trent

Keele Science and Technology Teachers’ Centre

PDF

1977

Hulme Quarries (Park Hall), Stoke on Trent

Line Drawings (Original Research)

PDF

1977

Hulme Quarries (Park Hall), Stoke on Trent

Photographs (Original Research)

PDF

1981

Kingswood Bank, Beech, Stoke on Trent

Keele Science and Technology Teachers’ Centre

PDF

1981

Scythian Fluvial Sedimentology in North Staffordshire

2nd International Conference on Fluvial Sedimentology

PDF

1983

Cheadle Area (Triassic)

Keele Science and Technology Teachers’ Centre

PDF

1984

Cheadle Area (Carboniferous)

Keele Science and Technology Teachers’ Centre

PDF

1985

Gas & Oil Investigation Exercise, North Staffordshire

Keele Science and Technology Teachers’ Centre

PDF

1986

North Staffordshire Dyke Swarm

Keele Science and Technology Teachers’ Centre

PDF

1987

Copper Mining in Northeast Shropshire

Keele Science and Technology Teachers’ Centre

PDF

1987

North Staffordshire Dyke Swarm - Darwin’s Dykes

Keele Science and Technology Teachers’ Centre

PDF

1988

Copper Mining in Northeast Shropshire Continued

Keele Science and Technology Teachers’ Centre

PDF

1989

Geology & Copper Mining on Alderley Edge

Keele Science and Technology Teachers’ Centre

PDF

1990

Earth Science Out-of-doors - Alderley Edge

Earth Science Teachers’ Association

PDF

1991

Geology & Copper Mining on Alderley Edge

North Staffordshire Group of the Geologists’ Association

PDF

1991

North Staffordshire

Hull Geological Society

PDF

1993

Lord Cadman, Oil, Darwin’s Dykes, Early Geophysics

British Association for the Advancement of Science

PDF

1993

Field Locations Around Keele Comprehensive School

Science Out Of Doors

PDF

1993

Murchison’s and Darwin’s Dykes

British Association for the Advancement of Science

PDF

1993

Preston Brockhurst & Bridgnorth

Shropshire Geological Society

PDF

1993

Stoke on Trent

Manchester Geological Association

PDF

1996

Apedale & Astbury Lower Carboniferous Volcanoes

North Staffordshire Group of the Geologists’ Association

PDF

1997

Park Hall Country Park, Secondary Workshop

Earth Science Teachers’ Association

PDF

1997

ESTA Keele Conference Field Guide Part 1

Earth Science Teachers’ Association

PDF

1997

ESTA Keele Conference Field Guide Part 2

Earth Science Teachers’ Association

PDF

1999

Alderley Edge

NSGGA and Lancashire Group, GA.

PDF

2000

Charles Darwin in North Staffordshire

NSGGA (Golden Jubilee), BAAS National Science Week

PDF

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