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'Our members are a lively mix of professionals and amateurs, with a shared enthusiasm for all things geological.  We aim to attract members of all ages and disciplines.  Our aim is to enjoy geology, sharing knowledge and experience, whatever your starting point. We run a winter lecture programme.'

Aberdeen Geological Society

'Most of our meetings takes the form of a lecture which is always very professional, up-to-date and invariably entertaining. The lectures are variable and given by geologists from University Departments or from industry. We hold regular field meetings and there is usually an annual field-weekend in an agreeable locality ... Everyone is welcome - come and join us!'

Bath Geological Society

'Members enjoy field trips, clearing overgrown sites, lectures, workshops and social events - all aimed at getting "hands on" with local rocks and fossils. We also arrange guided walks in order to appreciate the varied landforms and scenery of Bedfordshire.'

Bedfordshire Geology Group

'We hold regular meetings to listen to invited lecturers, in addition to field trips to sites of geologic interest ... Indoor meetings normally take place on the last Monday in the month ... The museum opens at 7.30 pm and lectures normally commence at 8.00 pm ... There is no admittance charge for lecture meetings, so come and try us out.'

Black Country Geological Society, The

'Regular specialist lectures are given by speakers who are acknowledged authorities in their fields.'

Bournemouth Natural Science Society - Geology

'We have a calendar of meetings starting with our monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of each month from October to April. We invite speakers to talk on a wide variety of Earth Science topics ... please feel free to come to our meetings as a guest ...'

Brighton & Hove Geological Society

'Promotes interest in the geology of Cambridgeshire, the UK and worldwide. CGS welcomes new members who would like to learn more about their local landscapes, from the underlying rocks that form them and the environments that existed here in the millions of years of earth’s history to the records of past life and evolution and how the geology relates to human culture, both now and in the thousands of years since man arrived here. Our monthly talks (from September to June) cover a wide range of topics including some of the latest research topics in geology.'

Cambridgeshire Geological Society

'Leicestershires' only geological society, Section 'C', is rooted within the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, beginning in 1835, and offers a year-round range of activities for all those who have an interest in the Earth Sciences. The Section was formally founded in 1849, from the in-house geological-interest group, which makes it now ... one of the oldest geological societies in the UK. But could it be the oldest? If you know of an older geological society, please do get in touch. We are committed to maintaining the continuity, and health, of Section C; and invite anyone with an interest in planetary science to join us. You don't have to be resident in Leicestershire: Members are Nation-wide. Come along to one of our winter, or summer, meetings, when you will be made very welcome.'

Charnia

Monthly meetings, Friday evenings.

Craven & Pendle Geological Society

'Between September and April, regular Wednesday evening meetings are held. Speakers from all fields of geology are invited to give presentations on a wide variety of topics ... All meetings ... start at 7.30 pm ... Membership is open to anyone interested in geology and particular encouragement is given to those with little previous knowledge of the subject ... We welcome anyone interested to come along to meetings or excursions before joining. Please get in touch if you would like to "try us out" by mailing us.'

Cumberland Geological Society, The
Devonshire Association - Geology

Bimonthly midweek evening lectures, plus other meetings.

East Herts Geology Club

'The society was formed in 1964 by a group of both professional and amateur enthusiasts, who recognised the need for such a group in this area of great geological interest. This mix of people from all backgrounds has remained a feature of the society to this day, and gives it a friendly relaxed atmosphere which appeals to newcomers.'

East Midlands Geological Society

'Our varied programme of illustrated lectures runs from October to Easter. Speakers and topics are carefully chosen to provide interest for both the amateur and professional geologist. These meetings also provide an informal opportunity to chat to other members, and to gain advice from local experts on visiting geological localities. Each year, a celebrity lecture is given by a geologist of international repute, who is invited jointly by the Society and the Geological Society of Glasgow. At the annual Fellows' Night, members can give accounts of their own geological interests, specimens or travels. Lectures are usually on Wednesday evenings at 7.30 pm ... These meetings are open to the public, there is no charge, and visitors are most welcome.'

Edinburgh Geological Society

'Each year as part of our winter programme guest lecturers present to our members on topical and emerging subjects from the world of geology ... Members and prospective members are invited to attend both the lectures and the post lecture tea/coffee gathering. If you are a non member interested in our society please accept this invitation.'

Geological Society of Glasgow, The

The website Events section includes the Shell London Lecture Series. These 'monthly public lectures are all held at the Geological Society's Piccadilly apartments in Burlington House ... Entry to all lectures is free to all, but by ticket only. To obtain a ticket please contact ... Please note that due to the popularity of the lecture series, tickets will be allocated on a monthly ballot basis. We will not be taking indications of interest months in advance this year, so if you would like to attend any of the talks, please email us to let us know around 3 or 4 weeks in advance of the talk date. If at any point attendees, or their guests, are unable to attend, please notify the Society as soon as possible. Most talks will be given twice on the same day, once at 3 pm and once at 6 pm – please note that if you would like to attend the talks, the 3 pm matinees generally have more availability. The talks will be exactly the same in the afternoon and evening.'

Geological Society of London
Named Lectures & TalksShell London Lecture Series

Monthly meetings on Thursday evenings, usually 7.00 pm for a 7.30 pm start.

Geological Society of Norfolk

'The society is for anyone interested in geology, whether beginners or experienced. We hold monthly talks on a wide range of earth science topics ... Meetings usually take place on Thursdays ... and start at 7.30 pm unless otherwise noted.'

Hertfordshire Geological Society

'The Club holds monthly lecture meetings which cover a wide range of topics on geological and related subjects. We meet ... on the second Wednesday of every month, 7.00 for 7.30 pm.'

Horsham Geological Field Club

'We meet on the second or third Monday in each month ... The talks are generally informal and we welcome anyone with an interest in rocks and landscapes, amateur or professional. The group's aims are to promote an understanding of rocks and landscapes in the Huddersfield area and to produce information for general interest and teaching materials in schools and colleges.'

Huddersfield Geology Group, The

Winter 'A series of monthly lectures. Five are on a Thursday evening usually at the Geography Department of the University of Hull. The March meeting includes the Annual General meeting. One is on a Saturday afternoon and is special public lecture and is often held in the Ferens Art Gallery, in Hull. Every other year one of the winter meetings is a "Members' Evening" where members give talks or exhibit specimens.'

Hull Geological Society

'Unless otherwise noted, all lectures are held on a Thursday at 7.15 pm.'

Leeds Geological Association

'Lecture Meetings are usually on selected Tuesday evenings from October to April ... On 13th December 1859 nine men met at 7 London Road, Liverpool, the home of George Highfield Moreton, a painter and decorator, and agreed to the formation of The Liverpool Geological Society. The objects of the Society were formulated "to investigate the structure of the Earth, the character of its past inhabitants, and the changes now in progress upon its surface" ... Today, after 150 years, the Society still flourishes, and is still composed overwhelmingly of ordinary people who have an interest in geology in all its many aspects - from volcanoes to floods, deserts and seas, mountains and glaciers, minerals and rocks, and fossils.'

Liverpool Geological Society

Monthly meetings, Saturday afternoons or Wednesday evenings.

Manchester Geological Association
Named Lectures & TalksBroadhurst Lectures

'The society arranges a series of lecture meetings on geological/environmental topics in the winter months (October to March). The lectures,usually illustrated, are given by professional/academic geologists.'

North Eastern Geological Society

‘OUGS is the largest Open University Society, with around sixteen hundred members. Membership is open to everyone interested in geology and other earth sciences, not just Open University students and staff. Our members include amateur fossil hunters, professional oil engineers, oceanographers and satellite imagery experts studying planetary geology.’

Open University Geological Society

'We are a friendly and enthusiastic group for amateurs, professionals and all those interested in Earth sciences, to discover more about the earth, its rocks, minerals and fossils. We have monthly meetings offering lectures by experts and friendly discussion.'

Reading Geological Society
Royal Geological Society of Cornwall
Also indexedGeology Cornwall

Monthly meetings, Wednesday evenings: 'A nominal charge is levied for attendance by non-Members'.

Shropshire Geological Society

'Lecture meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, September to March.'

Stamford & District Geological Society

'Aims to foster awareness of the Earth Sciences and to provide a forum for all who are interested. Membership is open to all and non-members can attend individual events. Particular encouragement is given to those with little knowledge of geology ... In winter a programme of evening lectures takes place ... usually on the third Wednesday of the month.'

Westmorland Geological Society

‘The Yorkshire Geological Society was the first geological society in the North of England, founded in 1837 ... The objective of the Society is to promote and record the results of research in geosciences in Yorkshire, which is achieved primarily through a mixture of public lectures and field meetings, and publication within the Society’s main publication “Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society”. Our general meetings and field trips are free to all members and we always welcome non-members to attend who may have an interest in the geology of the region or their local area.’

Yorkshire Geological Society

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