The society is for anyone interested in geology,
whether beginners or experienced. This is our 46th year!
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. Our
talks normally take place at Oaklands College. Click
here to download detailed directions to the venue.
2021 talks will
continue to take place online, via Zoom, until further notice.
It is uncertain when we will be able to resume meeting at Oaklands
College, so the venue for later talks is marked 'To be confirmed'.
Please check the web site for updates. Next
meeting: Thursday 9 September 2021, 7:30pm
ďAmmonites - mythology to the modern era"-
talk by Dr Mick Oates (Retired: BG)
Next field trip:
Saturday 11 September 2021 "The ***cretes
A field trip to look at Calcrete, Silcrete and Ferricrete, mainly in
east Hertfordshire. Click here
for more details. Please contact the
Field Trips Secretary to book your place.
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
Guests are welcome. Please
secretary in advance for the link.
The 2020 Newsletter has been posted to
members. It includes the 2021 Programme. You can download an electronic
HGS developed these videos about 5 of Hertfordshire's important
as their contribution to the GA's virtual FoG in November 2020.
HGS vFoG Summary Video
HGS Hill End Chalk Pit
HGS Castle Hill, Berkhamsted
HGS Bourne Gutter
Barkway Chalk Pit
HGS Little Heath pit, near Berkhamsted
Geological trails and guides We are starting to build up a collection of downloadable geological
trails, and guides to geologically interesting locations. The
first ones can be seen on the 'Trails and
Sites of special
geological interest A number of sites in
Hertfordshire are officially designated as important for their geology
or geomorphology. Details and map
For lots of interesting information on
visit the East Herts Geology Club's puddingstone