Lectures usually fortnightly Thursday evenings. Normally paid-up members only, but 'you can pay when you come to your first lecture'.
Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 16 Queen Square, Bath, Bath & North East Somerset, BA1 2HN, South Westpeople.bath.ac.uk/exxbgs/
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'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!'
'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.'
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'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.'
'Regular specialist lectures are given by speakers who are acknowledged authorities in their fields.'
'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 ...'
>>> Winter Programme ...
'In the winter months we come inside ... to hear lectures on a variety of geological topics by leading geologists from all over the country. These hour-long "user-friendly" talks take place at fortnightly intervals on Wednesday nights at 7.30, starting in October and running until March.'
Leicester Literary & Philosophical 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.'
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Bimonthly midweek evening lectures, plus other meetings.
Meetings held early evening usually once per month: 'The society is open to all, and has a much less regional approach than many "local" societies; so wherever you live, come and join us!'
Hutton Lecture Theatre, Grant Institute of Geology, Kings Buildings, W Mains Rd, City of Edinburgh, EH9 3JW, Scotlandwww.edinburghgeolsoc.org/l_home.html
'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.'
'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.'
Monthly meetings on Thursday evenings, usually 7.00 pm for a 7.30 pm start.
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'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.'
'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.'
'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.'
Department of Geography, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Kingston upon Hull, HU6 7RX, Yorkshire and the Humberwww.horne28.freeserve.co.uk/hgmeet.htm
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.'
Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre, Michael Sadler Building, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, Yorkshire and the Humberwww.leedsgeolassoc.freeserve.co.uk/lectures.html
'Unless otherwise noted, all lectures are held on a Thursday at 7.15 pm.'
James Parsons Building, Liverpool John Moores University, Byrom Street, Liverpool, L3 3AF, North Westwww.liverpoolgeologicalsociety.org
'Lecture Meetings are usually on selected Tuesday evenings from October to April.'
School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, University of Manchester, Williamson Building, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, North Westwww.mangeolassoc.org.uk/indoormeetings.htm
Monthly meetings, Saturday afternoons or Wednesday evenings.
Arthur Holmes Lecture Theatre, Science Laboratories, Durham University, South Road, Durham, County Durham, DH1 3LE, North Eastwww.negs.org.uk
'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.'
See OUGS Branches for map of Branches, and links to programme details: 'Any member can attend any event and places are filled on a first come, first served basis. Non members are also welcome to attend events, but members will be given priority if places are short.'
'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.'