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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 Geology Group

Bucks Earth Heritage Group

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The following meetings are planned during 2020

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 venue.

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





9 January

Dr. Stephen Hicks
(Imperial College, London)

The Surrey earhquake swarm” HR

13 February

Dr. Simon Drake & 
Dr. Andy Beard 
(Birkbeck College)

The Skye meteorite" HR

12 March

Annual General Meeting
followed by a short talk by Adrian Champion and Nikki Edwards

"Armchair trip to Morocco"

9 April 

Percy Evans Lecture & Presidential address: 
David McCann, Senior Project Manager, Phase One, HS2 Ltd

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


14  May

Dr Lucia Perez Diaz, 
(Post Doctorial Researcher, Seismic Group, Oxford)
Ups and downs of the South Atlantic" HR
11 June Prof. Bridget Wade

What can sea floor sediments at the Paleocene-Eocene and Eocene-Oligocene boundaries tell us about ocean productivity and climate?"

9 July

Dr Tony Waltham
(Engineering geologist 
& karst specialist)

"Civil engineering meets geology at the Panama Canal"

18 July 
Annual Summer Event
Boxmoor Trust Centre,
Hemel Hempstead HP1 2RE

Chalk streams: a series of talks in the morning including talk by Paul Jennings, Chess River Association.
Followed by a walk in the afternoon

Boxmoor Trust Centre,

10 September

Dr Richard Twitchett
(Natural History Museum)
“Mass extinctions" HR

8 October

Dr. Colin Prosser
(Principle Specialist Geoconservation, Natural England
Geoconservation - title TBC HR

12 November 

Dr. Jonathan Paul, 
(Imperial College, London)

The effects of stratigraphy and structure on the London Underground" HR

10 December

Prof. Chris Jackson
(Imperial College, London)
Volcanics/tectonics talk
Title TBC

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