Field Meetings

Travel is by members’ cars or possibly a minibus if the numbers are sufficient, with costs shared between members at a standard rate. When a visit requires specific equipment – for instance hard hats, torches, wellingtons, high visibility jackets – you will be notified in advance.
Booking lists for the forthcoming field meetings are displayed at each lecture, but please contact David if you miss a lecture and want to know the details or book a place.
If you have suggestions for visits or would like to lead one, David would be delighted to hear from you. David Ward - 01344 483563
Use this button to send David an email. Field Meetings Secretary

Safety on field meetings is taken very seriously. Should you be unsure about either the risks involved or your ability to participate, you must seek advice from the leader. Please make sure you understand the risk assessment offered by the leader of the meeting and that you have the safety equipment specified. You must declare, at the time of booking, any disabilities or medical conditions that may affect your ability to safely attend this field meeting. In order to ensure the safety of all participants, the RGS reserves the right to limit or refuse attendance at field meetings. Minors must be accompanied by a parent, or another adult who accepts responsibility for the minor.

Forthcoming Field Meetings

All the forthcoming field meetings for this year are listed below. Where any further details are available a details link will be shown.
To see a list of past meetings click the button.

Field Meeting Archive

Friday 6 December 2019

Museum visit

Oxford Natural History Museum


Details


Sunday 19 January 2020

Workshop meeting at Holly House

Rocks, Minerals and Fossils; cutting and polishing; quiz

Leader: David Ward,  RGS
Details


Saturday 22 February 2020

Hatford Quarry, Shellingford, Oxon

Jurassic fossils, especially corals, Jurassic sedimentation.

Leader: David Ward,  RGS


Friday 20 March 2020

Mendips geology at Somerset Earth Science centre

Introductory lecture, followed by visits to several sites, including working quarries.

Leader: Dr Gill Odolphie,  Somerset Earth Science Centre


Sunday 19 April 2020

Aspects of the geology of the Reading area

The Chalk, lower Tertiary and Quaternary landscape development.

Leader: Prof Peter Worsley,  RGS


Friday 15 May 2020
until Monday 18 May 2020

Budleigh Salterton OR Eastbourne

Triassic Pebble Beds, the Exeter Traps and the Halden Hills OR Chalk engineering, Greensand fossils, Wealden Sandstones



Sunday 21 June 2020

Old Sarum and the Building stones of Salisbury Cathedral

(Date Provisional)

Leader: John Williams,  Farnham GS


Sunday 19 July 2020

Wareham Clay Pit

Oligocene Clays and industrial archeology and a walk on Ballard Down



Sunday 16 August 2020

Laboratory day at Reading University

Dr Hazel McGoff,  UoR


Sunday 20 September 2020
until Sunday 27 September 2020

Edinburgh and the surrounding area



Sunday 18 October 2020

Great Tew Quarry, Banbury

Lower Jurassic clays, fossils and structures



Saturday 7 November 2020
until Sunday 8 November 2020

GA Festival of Geology

Field meetings on Sunday



Sunday 15 November 2020

Matthews Brickworks, Chesham

Tertiary clays and hand brickmaking



Friday 4 December 2020

Museum visit



Programme 2020

The programme for 2020 as currently proposed is also available as a pdf document.

Other programmes

Previous years programmes and other programme information can be found on the About us page.