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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 2022

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)





13 January

Dr. Neil Adams (University of Oxford Natural History Museum)

Mammal miniaturisation during Paleogene hyperthermals: a new palaeodietary perspective On-line - Zoom

10 February

Prof. Steve Sparks (University of Bristol)

The eruption of the Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat On-line - Zoom

10 March

Jo Conway (Herts County Council)

AGM followed by a talk on What can satellites tell you about local geology?

On-line - Zoom
14 April 

David Eve, Align (Head of Engagement & Compliance for HS2)

Geology & the construction of HS2 (Title to be confirmed)

Oaklands (TBC)

12 May

Dr. Tony Waltham, Engineering geologist & karst specialist Civil engineering meets geology at the Panama Canal Oaklands (TBC)
9 June Dr. Steve Stukins (Senior Curator Micropalaeontology, Natural History Museum, London)

Palynology of a Jurassic site in Wiltshire

Oaklands (TBC)
14 July

Prof. Mark Williams (University of Leicester)

The Anthropocene: a new epoch of geological time characterised by humans

Oaklands (TBC)

8 September

Dr Dougal Jerram (DougalEARTH Ltd) Understanding large igneous provinces and volcanic rift margins Oaklands (TBC)

13 October

Helen Gordon (University of Hertfordshire & author of Notes from Deep Time) Notes from Deep Time A journey through past and future worlds Oaklands (TBC)

10 November 

Dr Susannah C. R. Maidment (Senior Researcher, Natural History Museum, London)

The Stegosaurian Dinosaurs On-line - Zoom

8 December

Dr. Andrew Finlayson (Quaternary Geologist, BGS Edinburgh) Ice ages and infrastructure: Applied Quaternary geomorphology in a glaciated landscape On-line - Zoom

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