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May 2018

GA Annual Dinner

May 4, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

GA Annual Dinner following the GA AGM and Presidential Address £35 Please book your place here

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Geoweek 2018

May 5, 2018 - May 13, 2018

Geoweek 2018.  Lots of exciting geo events being planned and these can be viewed here: http://www.bgs.ac.uk/geoweek/participate.html

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Halcombe Quarry visit and Mendips.

May 31, 2018

Leader: Doug Robinson This midweek trip will visit the Somerset Geoscience Centre, the Halcombe working quarry, followed by a couple of other geological sites in the Mendips. Max number 10 people for the quarry trip. Price tbc

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June 2018

GA Lecture – June 1

June 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Janet Watson Lecture Theatre of the Geological Society, Burlington House
Piccadilly, London W1V 0JU United Kingdom
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June 1 - Geological disposal of radioactive waste in the UK Dr Jon Turner

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Geology of the Shetland Isles Geopark

June 5, 2018 - June 12, 2018

THIS TRIP IS NOW FULL BUT WILL RE-RUN IN 2019. Please email fieldmeetings@geologistsassociation.org.uk to register your interest.

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Building stones walk – London

June 7, 2018

Leader: Dr Ruth Siddall UCL This evening walk will be looking at the different building stones used in London. The walk will start near Monument Tube Station and finish near Tower Bridge.

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The Geology of the Bardon Hill Quarry Extension – Charnwood Forest

June 17, 2018

Unfortunately this trip has been cancelled. Those who have signed up will be refunded. 

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July 2018

GA Lecture: Middle Jurassic mammals and the freshwater fossil vertebrate fauna of the Isle of Skye, Scotland

July 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Janet Watson Lecture Theatre of the Geological Society, Burlington House
Piccadilly, London W1V 0JU United Kingdom

Elsa Panciroli July 6 – Middle Jurassic Mammals and freshwater fossil vertebrate fauna of the Isle of Skye, Scotland 

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2018 Presidential Field trip – Berkhamsted and Potten End

July 14, 2018

Leader: Nick Pierpoint This trip to the Chilterns will examine; some intriguing gravel deposits recently interpreted to be marine in origin, Puddingstones, Sarsenstones and to trace the stream bed and examine swallow holes within a dry valley

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Gold Rush! A geological time-travelling treasure hunt

July 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The year is 1911. The Fellowship of the Geological Society has made the difficult decision to finally give away the collections of fossils, rocks and minerals that make up its Museum.  However the last Curator has other ideas: he has saved one precious item and hidden it somewhere in the building. Earlier this year the GSL Archivist uncovered his secret treasure map. There’s just one problem – he has encrypted the clues using the geological timescale. Most of the main…

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Wealden excursion

July 29, 2018

Leader: Pete Austen This trip will be to one of the working pits in the Wealden Clay of south-east England. The venue has now been confirmed as Smokejacks, just south of Walliswood (4 km southwest of Ockley), Surrey. The entrance is signed as Wienerberger Limited – Ewhurst Works.

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September 2018

Festival of Geology Photocompetition Deadline

September 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

A great opportunity for imaginative photography! Geology is all around us impacting on our daily lives. It’s in our shopping baskets, our homes and our streets as well as on mountains, volcanoes, beaches and quarries.

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Celebrate the South West – HOGG Event

September 18, 2018 - September 19, 2018
Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, Bath

Celebrate the South West 18-19 September, at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, Bath From Roman Baths to building stones, fossil finds to mineral mines, amateur, professional and academic geologists and collectors have played key roles in unravelling the fascinating geology and resources of the SW of Britain. Many of their names and achievements are now forgotten. A meeting about Collectors, Collections and the Geology of South West Britain, jointly organised by the History of Geology Group (HoGG) and…

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October 2018

GA Lecture – October 5 2018

October 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Janet Watson Lecture Theatre of the Geological Society, Burlington House
Piccadilly, London W1V 0JU United Kingdom

October 5th – Redrawing the geological map of South Wales - Professor John C. W. Cope

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GA Conference 2018 – The Geology of ‘Mordor’

October 19, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - October 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Lapworth Museum, University of Birmingham, University of Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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The Geology of 'Mordor' Geoscience and Geoconservation in the West Midlands. Lapworth Museum 19-21 October 2018 GA Annual Conference supported by Elsevier.

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November 2018

Festival of Geology 2018 Walks and Trips

November 3, 2018 - November 4, 2018
University College, London, Gower Street
London, United Kingdom

As part of the GA Festival of Geology, a series of walks and trips are offered to both GA and non-GA members. More details here: geologistsassociation.org.uk/festival/

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Festival of Geology 2018

November 3, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
University College, London, Gower Street
London, United Kingdom
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AGS North London Mineral, Gem and Fossil Show

November 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

AGS North London Mineral, Gem and Fossil Show

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December 2018

GA Lecture – December 7

December 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Janet Watson Lecture Theatre of the Geological Society, Burlington House
Piccadilly, London W1V 0JU United Kingdom

Hyoliths - where they fit in Dr Martin Smith

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January 2019

GA Lecture

January 4 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Janet Watson Lecture Theatre of the Geological Society, Burlington House
Piccadilly, London W1V 0JU United Kingdom

January 4 – Control the Drainage: the Gospel Accorded to Sinkholes Dr Tony Waltham

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February 2019

GA Lecture

February 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Janet Watson Lecture Theatre of the Geological Society, Burlington House
Piccadilly, London W1V 0JU United Kingdom

February 1 – Henry Stopes Lecture The Climate, palaeogeography and early human settlement of Britain Prof Nick Ashton

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March 2019

GA Lecture

March 8 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Janet Watson Lecture Theatre of the Geological Society, Burlington House
Piccadilly, London W1V 0JU United Kingdom

March 8 – Halstead Lecture *Note 2nd Friday* The secret Life of salt giants: 3d seismic data reveals new insights into the structural evolution of salt-influenced passive margins Sian Evans

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April 2019

Geological Highlights of Morocco

April 1 - April 10

Led by: Mr Mohamed Segaoui (Moha) (Morocco-Geo-Travel) www.atlasgeotours.com & Professor David Martill (University of Portsmouth) The Morocco trip for 2019 is full but please email to be on waiting list.

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GA Lecture

April 5 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Janet Watson Lecture Theatre of the Geological Society, Burlington House
Piccadilly, London W1V 0JU United Kingdom

April 5 – Minerals from the English Midlands Roy Starkey

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GA Devon Weekend Field Trip

April 6 - April 7

This weekend trip will examine the Devonian and Permian rocks south of Torbay and towards Start Point. Starting with the Devonian succession, near Brixham, including stromatoporoid reef limestones with local fissure-filling infills of Permian red-beds.

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May 2019

GA Lecture

May 3 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Janet Watson Lecture Theatre of the Geological Society, Burlington House
Piccadilly, London W1V 0JU United Kingdom

May 3 – AGM and Presidential Address Risky Business –Exploring for Hydrocarbons Nick Pierpoint

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GA Yorkshire Coast weekend fieldtrip

May 18 - May 19

This GA weekend FieldTrip is being held to celebrate the recent publication of a new edition of GA Guide 34, “The Yorkshire Coast”, and forms part of “Yorkshire Geology Month”. Jurassic, Cretaceous and Pleistocene localities in the vicinity of Scarborough will be visited, and members should book accommodation in Scarborough, where there is a wide range of hotels and B&Bs.

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June 2019

The Shetlands

June 4 @ 8:00 am - June 11 @ 5:00 pm

Leaders: Allen Fraser and Robina Barton Our first three days will be spent on the islands of Unst and Fetlar where we will examine aspects of the Shetland Ophiolite nappes. These will include depleted mantle and magma chamber rocks, inter-nappe sheared conglomerates and a later granite intrusion. We will also visit abandoned chromite quarries from the 19th. and 20th. centuries and a restored horse-driven ore crushing circle.

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GA Lecture

June 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Janet Watson Lecture Theatre of the Geological Society, Burlington House
Piccadilly, London W1V 0JU United Kingdom

June 7 – Virtual Reality and Drone Mapping- Geological Applications of Immersive Learning Claudia Ruiz-Graham

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July 2019

GA Lecture

July 5 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Janet Watson Lecture Theatre of the Geological Society, Burlington House
Piccadilly, London W1V 0JU United Kingdom

July 5 – Cretaceous amber: bits of ancient ecosystems Dr Ricardo Perez-De-La-Fuente

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