We hold monthly talks on a
wide range of earth science topics, usually on the 2nd Thursday of the
. We have several day and weekend field
trips a year and sometimes a longer foreign excursion.
talks normally take place at Oaklands College.
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 8 October, 7:30pm
Lucia Perez Diaz (Seismic Group, Univ of Oxford)
will give her talk originally scheduled for May:
"The Ups and Downs of the South Atlantic".
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
This OU/SPA talk describes the (continuing) travels of the NASA
Curiosity Rover on the surface of Mars, and its geological findings.
Meantime, here are some things to keep your
geological brain ticking over:
article from National Geographic -
amazing reconstructions and animations as well as fascinating research
A really interesting talk on Martian geology
Click on the
Popastro youtube link then select 'SPA
meeting, 25 July'.
P.S. The Curiosity rover was built
in Stevenage, Hertfordshire!
Down To Earth magazine - August issue
Since we can't hand out printed copies, you may like to download the
The file is rather large, so it comes in 2 parts:
Down to Earth 112 Part 1.pdf
Down to Earth 112 Part
- past talks
The GA monthly lectures cover a huge range of topics, and many
past talks were videoed .
The GA has now made these available to all, members and
You can access them via geologistsassociation.org.uk/lectures
"Hertfordshire Geology and Landscape"
For more details of the book, see
It can be purchased on-line from HNHS, or in person at any meeting
of the HGS for only £35.