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
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
Oxford Natural History Museum
Workshop meeting at Holly House
Rocks, Minerals and Fossils; cutting and polishing; quiz
Leader: David Ward, RGS
Hatford Quarry, Shellingford, Oxon
Jurassic fossils, especially corals, Jurassic sedimentation.
Leader: David Ward, RGS
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
Aspects of the geology of the Reading area
The Chalk, lower Tertiary and Quaternary landscape development.
Leader: Prof Peter Worsley, RGS
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
Old Sarum and the Building stones of Salisbury Cathedral
Leader: John Williams, Farnham GS
Wareham Clay Pit
Oligocene Clays and industrial archeology and a walk on Ballard Down
Laboratory day at Reading University
Dr Hazel McGoff, UoR
until Sunday 27 September 2020
Edinburgh and the surrounding area
Great Tew Quarry, Banbury
Lower Jurassic clays, fossils and structures
until Sunday 8 November 2020
GA Festival of Geology
Field meetings on Sunday
Matthews Brickworks, Chesham
Tertiary clays and hand brickmaking