Ruth

Ruth is the genuine article: a top-flight, award-winning, professional geologist. She researches geological materials used in art, architecture and archaeology. She is interested in the natural history of cities and this includes the fossils and crystals that we walk past every day. Ruth has appeared on the BBC World Service programme Science Now and regularly writes and blogs on building stones.

All of Ruth's Walks

Urban Geology in St Giles
Urban Geology in St Giles

Saturday, 04 May 2024 @ 2.30 pm

Guided by the distinguished  Geologist Ruth Siddall..."particularly exotic and colourful stones" 

Geology and Building Stones in the City of Westminster
Geology and Building Stones in the City of Westminster

Saturday, 29 June 2024 @ 2.30 pm

Guided by a distinguished University College London Geologist..."the building materials of Westminster Abbey, the statuary in Parliament Square and the Houses of Parliament"

Other walks in Ruth's repertoire.

They run occasionally as 'Specials' but can also be booked privately.

Geology and Building Stones in the City of London
Geology and Building Stones in the City of London

Guided by the distinguished Geologist Ruth Siddall..."stones are ingrained with geological and historical memories" 

Building and Rebuilding the Thames Embankment
Building and Rebuilding the Thames Embankment

Guided by the distinguished  Geologist Ruth Siddall..."From The Thames to Eternity"