Engineering Geology of Slopes

The annual Regional Meeting was held in Bristol University. The meeting lasted an extra day: three days were devoted to papers, local slopes soil slopes and rock slopes and two days were spent on field visits. With a diversity of rock types the Bristol area provided many interesting engineering problems for discussions and visits. Over 250 delegates attended from all over Britain with some from Europe and North America.

The format of each conference day was similar with a principal paper read by an invited speaker followed by shorter papers consisting of case histories, reviews of technical notes. Discussion form the floor followed papers, or groups of papers; as with many similar meetings there was at times inadequate opportunity for full discussion. The Proceedings are to be published in full in Volume 6, Parts 3 and 4 of the Q.J.E.G.

A successful exhibition by organizations offering site investigation services, or supplying field and laboratory equipment was held in Churchill Hall for the duration of the meeting. The annual dinner was held in Churchill Hall on Wednesday, 20 September.

Field visits to road cuttings, natural slopes and an opencast mine were all attended, and related directly to several of the papers read during the Conference. The local organization was provided by the University of Extra-mural Studies.

The programme of the conference was as Follows:

18 September

Local Slopes. Chairmen Mr A. L. Little, Prof. J. K. T. L. Nash.

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