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National organisations for the amateur and professional:

The Geologists Association

The Geological Society



Some neighbouring societies:

East Herts Geology Club

Bedfordshire & Luton Geology Group

Bucks Earth Heritage Group

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The following meetings are planned during 2019

Meetings take place on Thursdays at Oaklands College, Hatfield Road, St Albans AL4 0JA,
and start at 7:30pm unless otherwise noted.
Most are held in the Hartoak Room (HR), some in the Sapsed Room (SR)

Please note: for correct Sat Nav directions please enter AL4 0XS

Click here to download detailed directions to the new venue.

Click here for a printable version of the program (pdf)





10 January

Dr. John Smallwood
(University College London)

Early measurements of the density of the Earth” HR

7 February

Dr. Brian Rosen
(Natural History Museum)

Arthur Holmes’ visionary text book, ‘Principles of Physical Geology’, and his prescient model of the Himalaya-Tibet region" SR

14 March

Annual General Meeting
followed by a short talk by Nikki Edwards

"Chinese Geo-parks"

11 April 

Percy Evans Lecture: 
Dr Liam Gallagher
(Network Stratigraphic)

"Little things can make a big difference” – the utility of calcareous nannoplankton


9  May

Sian Evans
(Imperial College London)
Salt tectonics on a passive margin" HR
13 June Dr Nick Butterfield
(University of Cambridge)

Co-evolution of life and the planet - four billion years of ecological devastation"

4 July

Dr Ian Sims
(Director, RSK Environment Ltd) & Dr Ian
(RSK Environment Ltd)

Building Stones – title to be confirmed

13 July 
Annual Summer Event
to be held at the 
University of Hertfordshire
(with field trip next day)

John Catt Symposium: "Hertfordshire Geology and Landscape"


12 September

Dr Ian Williamson
(BGS, retired)
“Exploring the Palaeocene lava fields of the Hebridean Igneous Province, NW Scotland" HR

10 October

Dr. Andy Racey
(Racey Geoscience)
Petroleum exploration in Myanmar: an overview” HR

14 November 

Dav HS2 Ltd)

Problems in tunnelling in Chalk and the overlying clays through the southern section of the HS2 Chilterns Tunnel" HR

12 December

Dr. David Norman
(University of Cambridge)
"Dinosaurs: do we need some relationship counselling?" HR

Visitors are welcome to attend meetings, subject to a small charge.