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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.'

'We are a friendly society based in North London and celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2015. Our membership includes professionally qualified as well as amateur geologists, young and old alike. We meet once a month ... on the second Tuesday of every month ... A guest speaker is invited to give an illustrated talk on a topical geological subject ... All talks are by eminent and informed speakers, many from the Natural History Museum and various Universities etc.'

'An active and flourishing organisation with about 50 enthusiastic members whose ages range from 17 to 90. Our membership includes every type of geologist from recreational fossil-hunters to academic and professional geologists ... Most of our meetings takes the form of a lecture which is always very professional, up-to-date and invariably entertaining. The lectures are varied and given by geologists from University Departments or from industry. We hold regular field meetings and sometimes there is an annual field-weekend in an agreeable locality.'

'Our aim is to encourage amateurs to take an interest in the science of geology as an educational and enjoyable out-door hobby. Currently we have nearly 100 members. Most are amateurs but we do have quite a few professionals as well. Each winter we organise lectures on current geological research. These are usually held in the Ulster Museum, Belfast, on the third Monday of each month from October to April.'

'Based in Dudley in England’s West Midlands, the Black Country Geological Society (BCGS) is at the heart of the Black Country, where evidence suggests the world-changing Industrial Revolution commenced. The society as it is now, was formed in 1975 but was preceded by three antecedent geological societies through which we can trace our origins to 1842, making the BCGS one of the first geological societies in the world. This gives us a vast and exciting history with connections to some of the greatest geologists of their time such as, Sir Roderick Impey Murchison and Professor Charles Lapworth ... The Society holds regular meetings to listen to invited lecturers each month with these indoor meetings taking place during the winter on a Monday evening.'

Founded 1984: 'We have about 90 members in total, providing a wide range of backgrounds, interests, professions and ages. 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.'

'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.'

'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, at 172 years, 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 ...'

'The Cumberland Geological Society was founded in 1962. Our aim is to help everyone access and interpret Cumbria’s geology and advance the knowledge of the region. Check out our activities and events for the year, we’ve something for everyone even over the winter months ... Events are open to non-members who wish to try out the society. CGS field trips are open to the public and while we try to ensure safety for all, participants are responsible for themselves and should consider whether they are able to take part.'

'Essex Rock & Mineral Society had its first meeting in February 1967. Started by Rowley Collier, it is an amateur society ​for those who always want to know more about this world. We cater for all ages, all levels of knowledge, all interests in geology ... Essex Rock meetings are held every month at two venues ... Visitors and new members are always welcome.'

'The aim of the Society is to promote interest in geology and its allied sciences for people of all levels of geological knowledge, ranging from the interested amateur up to professional geologist. This is achieved by holding regular monthly meetings in Farnham at which invited speakers cover all aspects of the geological spectrum, ranging from palaeontology through to structural geology, volcanism, earthquakes and environmental effects.'

'GeoConservationUK has a membership of over 50 Local Geoconservation Groups, previously known as RIGS Groups (Regionally Important Geological and geomorphological Sites) across the British Isles. GeoConservationUK exists to promote local geological/geomorphological sites for education and public benefit and works towards a British Isles perspective, focusing on the common purposes and issues of local interest to Groups.'

'The Geological Society of Glasgow was founded in 1858 – the year in which Darwin and Wallace presented the idea of Natural Selection! ... The Society has a programme of monthly lectures, running from October to May, on topics by leading experts in their fields. We also run field excursions from April to September.'

'Advancing public appreciation of geology by observation, discussion, field studies, research, illustrated talks and exhibitions ... Expert speakers give illustrated talks on all aspects of geology, and answer all our questions afterwards. The evening finishes with refreshments and informal chat.'

'The Society is for anyone interested in geology, whether beginners or experienced ... We hold monthly talks on a wide range of earth science topics ... We are starting to build up a collection of downloadable geological trails, and guides to geologically interesting locations in Hertfordshire.'

'The History of Geology Group (HOGG) was inaugurated in October 1994 in order to advance the study and understanding of the history of geology. HOGG is open to anyone interested in the heritage and development of geology and geoscience ... Anyone interested in the history of geology may attend our talks and meetings. We address a wide range of topics of interest to both historians and geologists. Members are eligible for free admission to online events; non-members are charged a small fee.'

'We have around 50 enthusiasts from all age groups and walks of life. The Club's programme includes monthly lecture meetings on a wide range of geological and related subjects.'

'The Society was founded in 1888 and is now an educational charity ... Like many similar societies, the Hull Geological Society offers its members a variety meetings and activities ... including ... Lectures - monthly meetings in the winter, with guest lecturers speaking on many aspects of geology.'

'A group of people who are interested in all aspects of geology, but especially in the geology of Kent. The membership includes a wide variety of people from beginners to experts, young and old, brought together by a fascination for the beauty of what lies beneath their feet. Interests are also very wide and include palaeontologists and fossil collectors, mineralogists and mineral collectors, stratigraphers and others. Many of the members, however, do not specialize but have a wide general interest in geology. This mix of people and subjects makes for a very friendly group.'

'The Leeds Geological Association was formed in 1874 following a series of extra-mural lectures on Natural Sciences given by Cambridge University. The aim of the Association was to further the knowledge and experiences of geological matters by, wherever possible, study of the rocks and landscape of the local area. This very much remains the same today, although as knowledge of the subject has expanded, topics now range from the earth’s core to planetary bodies to climate change.'

Founded 1997: 'We are a friendly get-together of enthusiasts who have an interest in various aspects of geology. We range from complete novices to experts and we meet regularly at 7.15 on the third Wednesday of the month in Newtown, Powys ... We have a programme of lectures and field trips to mines, quarries, river sections and other exposures throughout Mid Wales and the Borders'.

 

'The Mole Valley Geological Society normally meets monthly for lectures, soirées and occasional field excursions to study the geology of the Mole Valley and beyond. Founded in 1979, the Society is a Local Group of the Geologists’ Association, founded in 1858. Visitors are very welcome. No previous geological knowledge is needed, just intense curiosity about the Earth and its history.'

'Encouraging participation and widening knowledge of geology in the North East of England since 1971 ... The Society normally arranges a series of lectures (given by professional or academic geologists) on geological or environmental topics in the winter months (October to March). Once a year there is an event where members have the opportunity to give their own short talks or demonstrations to the rest of the society.'

'The Oxford Geology Group is a dynamic, growing and very active local geological society that has been in constant operation since 1957 ... Our varied programme of illustrated evening lectures runs throughout the year. Two lecture series run in parallel, one on the fourth Tuesday of the month and the other on the second Thursday of the month ... Lectures aim to cater for those starting out in the Earth and planetary sciences as well as those with some specialist knowledge.'

'The RGSC is a registered charity and the objects set out in the charity's governing document are to encourage the popular study of geology and related sciences, with special reference to the geology and mining interests of Cornwall; to afford opportunities for instruction and to preserve geological knowledge in the society's transactions and encourage via the website the publishing of papers regarding Cornish geology and to encourage geological field meetings.'

'Meetings, lectures, discussions, projects, fieldtrips for all with an interest in the subject, including amateur and professional geologists.'

'Formed in April 1971 as Southampton Lapidary Society reflecting the great interest in the cutting and polishing of stones around that time. In 1972 the name was changed to Southampton Mineral & Lapidary Society as a consequence of more people being interested purely in minerals. With a number of members being interested in fossils and a growth of popularity in studying and collecting fossils the name was changed again in 1985 to Southampton Mineral, Fossil & Lapidary Society (SMFLS). Finally in 1992, with a general decline in the lapidary side of the hobby, lapidary was dropped from the name and we became Southampton Mineral & Fossil Society with the aims to foster interest and expertise in the collecting, conservation and identification of minerals and fossils and, where possible, preserve and document the sites where they are found.'

'Our Aims: * To promote a wider interest in the science of geology through organised lectures, field excursions and social activities; * To provide a link between the amateur, the student, the teacher and the professional geologist; * To foster interest in geological sites within the area with a view to their study and wise conservation: * To establish and maintain good relations with organisations that have common interests ... Lectures are held at 7:30 on a Tuesday in the months from October to December inclusive. The AGM, involving a members evening, is normally held in April, but the movable feast of Easter makes its date somewhat variable.'

'The Society was founded in 1977 and currently has around 80 members. It is organised for and by enthusiastic amateurs ... Meetings are held on the third Friday of each month except for July and August ... Meetings begin at 7:30 pm where a varied and interesting programme of talks are given by guest speakers. Talks are designed for beginners and experts alike, with tea, coffee and biscuits after. Talks are generally atttended by an average of 40 members.'

'The Society is open to anyone who is interested in Earth Sciences. No prior knowledge of the subject is required.  Non-members can attend an event for a small fee ... There is a winter programme of lectures in Kendal, on the third Wednesday of each month, and tutorials on the fourth Tuesday of the month.  In the summer, excursions (fieldtrips) are organised, to places of geological interest.  All are within a reasonable distance of Kendal.'

'Founded in 1837, the Yorkshire Geological Society was the first geological society in the North of England ... Our objective is to promote & record the results of research in geosciences in Yorkshire. We achieve this mainly by hosting and promoting a series of indoor meetings & field trips throughout the course of the year, and publications by the Society, including the world-renowned Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society which is published twice per year.'

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