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Some other sites which may interest you

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

More links...

The following meetings are planned during 2021

Talks take place on Thursdays, and start at 7:30pm unless otherwise noted.
At the start of the year,  talks will take place on-line via Zoom.
The Zoom link will be emailed to members a few days before each meeting.

We don't yet know when we we be able to resume meetings at Oaklands College, so for all later meetings the venue is still  marked "To Be Confirmed".  

Please check this web site nearer the time for updates.

Meetings normally take place at Oaklands College, Hatfield Road, St Albans AL4 0JA,
most 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)





14 January

Dr Susanne Schwenzer
(Open University)

“The geology of Mars, and the rover missions On-line - Zoom

11 February

Prof. Chris Jackson
Imperial College, London)

“Jungle volcano"
(rearranged from Dec 2020)
On-line - Zoom

11 March

Annual General Meeting
followed by a short talk by Haydon Bailey

"Science driven by conflict"

On-line - Zoom
8 April 

Percy Evans Lecture & Presidential address: 
Linda Hamling

"In search of Burtonite in Norway"

On-line - Zoom

13 May

Dr Peter Wigley
Consultant Lynx Information Systems & co-author of Strata)
Smith - marks on the landscape" On-line - Zoom
10 June Dr Tony Waltham
Engineering geologist
& karst specialist

Civil engineering meets geology at the Panama Canal"
(rearranged from July 2020)

8 July

Mike Howgate (HGS)

"The Dinosaur - Bird link: A critical overview"

July/August TBC Hopefully,
Annual Summer Event

Chalk streams - a series of talks, and a walk down the Chess


9 September

Dr Mick Oates
Retired: BG)
Ammonites - mythology to the modern era" TBC

7 October

Dr Colin Prosser 
Principal Specialist in Geoconservation, Natural England)
Geoconservation – principles into practice"
(rearranged from Oct 2020)

11 November 

Tony Dore, 
(Retired: Equinor)

Geoscience, and the World After Oil" TBC

9 December

Dr Bethan Davies
Royal Holloway, University of London)
"The last British Ice sheet" TBC

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