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

Sunday 22 August 2021

Hatford and Wicklesham Lodge Quarries, Faringdon

A joint visit with members of Oxfordshire Geology Trust

Leader: David Ward,   RGS
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2021-09Monday 20 September 2021
until Sunday 26 September 2021

Edinburgh and the surrounding area

Including Castle Rock, St Andrews and Hutton's Unconformity at Siccar Point.

Leader: Angus Miller
Event Details


Saturday 16 October 2021

Geology of the Reading area

Leader: Prof. Peter Worsley,  UoR
Event Details


Saturday 6 November 2021

GA Virtual Festival of Geology



Thursday 11 November 2021

Chicksgrove Quarry, Tisbury, Salisbury

Leader: David Ward,   RGS
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Friday 3 December 2021

Cole Museum, Reading Campus


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Programme 2021

The programme for 2021 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.