Normally the Geologists’ Association organises a series of illustrated evening lectures on a wide range of geological topics. These are held on the first Friday of the month in the Janet Watson Lecture Theatre of the Geological Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly W1V 0JU. Tea would be available at 5.30 pm with the lecture starting at 6.00 pm. Following the talk we would invite you to join us for a reception in the lower library with wine and nibbles.

Non-members are always welcome to attend for an introductory visit arranged by phoning (020 7434 9298) or emailing ( the Executive Secretary to book a place.

However these are not normal times and whilst government restrictions remain in place we are delivering a schedule of virtual, vLectures freely available to all.

Our 2021 schedule is now finalised so please add these dates to your calendar.


January 8 via Zoom
Almost like being there: new approaches to deciphering animal behaviour from trace fossils
Dr Jon Noad (Canada)

February 5 via Zoom
Tectonic plates, mantle plumes, and the importance of keeping good time
Dr Lucía Pérez Diaz (University of Oxford)

March 5 via Zoom
Halstead Lecture: Earthquake chasing around the world 

Dr Zöe Mildon (University Plymouth)

April 9 via Zoom
A journey from Lilliput to Brobdingnag: Bivalve mollusc body size trends across the end-Triassic mass extinction and recovery
Dr Jed Atkinson (University of Leeds)

May 7 via Zoom

AGM and Presidential Address

Shallow geohazards and environmental change
Dr Vanessa Banks (BGS)

June 4 via Zoom
The pterodactyls of the Sahara Desert
Prof David Martill (University of Portsmouth)

July 2 via Zoom
Geothermal Resources of the UK
Dr Catherine Hirst (COWI, University of Glasgow)

18th July 2021, 6.30-8.30pm via zoom
The Wealden (Smokejacks)
Peter Austen and Ed Jarzembowski

October 1 via Zoom
Pills and Politics"; a new look at George Bellas Greenough and his Geological Map of 1820...

Prof Hugh Torrens (Keele University)

December 3
From bones to pixels – using computer technology to understand the behaviour of fossil animals
Dr Stephan Lautenschlager (University of Birmingham)

GA Video Lectures

Past lectures are normally only available to Members of the GA in the Members area but for the duration of the Covid-19 Lockdown, they will be freely available to all who would like to view them here: GA Video Lectures

Previous GA Lectures