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Some other sites which may interest you

National organisations for the amateur and professional:

The Geologists Association

The Geological Society

Regional:

Geo-East

Some neighbouring societies:

East Herts Geology Club

Bedfordshire Geology Group

Bucks Earth Heritage Group

Amateur Geological Society 

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A Local Group of the Geologists Association

Constitution

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The society is for anyone interested in geology, 
whether beginners or experienced.
This is our 46th year!

We hold monthly talks on a wide range of earth science topics, usually on the 2nd Thursday of the month
. We have several day and weekend field trips a year and sometimes a longer foreign excursion.   
Our talks normally take place at Oaklands College.
Click here to download detailed directions to the venue.

From September 2020 until further notice, all talks will take place online, via Zoom

Next talk:  Thursday 10 December, 7:30pm


Malcolm Hart (Emeritus Professor, University of Plymouth )
"Jurassic calamari: new research from the Wessex Basin"
.
Click here to view Abstract

The link for joining Zoom meetings will be emailed a few days in advance to all members.
If you have not received it by the day before the talk, please contact the
secretary.

Guests are welcome.  Please
contact the secretary in advance for the link.

The 2020 Newsletter has been posted to members.
It includes the 2021 Programme. You can download an electronic version here



HGS developed these videos about 5 of Hertfordshire's important geological sites
as their contribution to the GA's virtual FoG in November 2020.


HGS vFoG Summary Video

      
    HGS Hill End Chalk Pit                          HGS  Castle Hill, Berkhamsted


HGS Bourne Gutter

      
          HGS  Barkway Chalk Pit                  HGS Little Heath pit, near Berkhamsted

Visit the HGS YouTube site
You can still view the vFoG talks here until the end of 2020


 
"Hertfordshire Geology and Landscape" 


For more details of the book, see the HNHS web page.
 It can be purchased on-line from HNHS, or in person at any meeting of the HGS for only 35.

   
Learn about local geology

Introduction to the Geology Of Hertfordshire

Geological trails and guides
We are starting to build up a collection of downloadable geological trails, and guides to geologically interesting locations.   The first ones can be seen on the 'Trails and Guides' page.

Sites of special geological interest
A number of sites in Hertfordshire are officially designated as important for their geology or geomorphology.  Details and map

For lots of interesting information on Hertfordshire Puddingstone
visit the East Herts Geology Club's puddingstone page