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 485021
Use this button to send David an email. Field Meetings Secretary

All attendees need to sign a Risk Assessment Document
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. By signing up to a field meeting you are confirming you have read the safety briefing note, are accepting the risks and responsibilities and are permitting the RGS to keep your contact details for the duration of the trip.

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

2020-06aSaturday 13 June 2020

Geolab at Reading Museum

Introduction to Geology

Leader: Alison Barraclough,  RGS
Details


Wednesday 17 June 2020

Old Sarum and the Building stones of Salisbury Cathedral

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


2020-09Monday 21 September 2020
until Sunday 27 September 2020

Edinburgh and the surrounding area


Details


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.