Field Meetings

Travel is by members’ cars, or possibly other transport 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. You will also be required to confirm that you have read the risk assessment for the visit.

Field Meeting Booking
Booking can be done either at lecture meetings or by clicking on the "Field Meeting Registration" link when it is shown in the details below. For one day meetings, the cut off time for booking is 12 noon on the day before the meeting. The longer field meetings will usually have earlier booking cut off times. The booking link will not be available until booking opens and will disappear once the booking closing time has passed.

If you wish to contact the field meetings subcommittee for any reason other than booking click on this link to see the "About us" page where the email form can be accessed.

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 this 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 currently planned are listed below. Where any further details are available a details link will be shown.
To see a list of past meetings click the archive button below.

Field Meeting Archive

2024-02Saturday 24 February 2024

Lesnes Abbey Woods and the Thames Barrier

Leader: Alison Barraclough,  RGS
Booking is now closed.
Event Details


2024-03Sunday 10 March 2024

The Corallian of Oxfordshire

Leader: Owen Green,  Oxford Geology Trust
Field Meeting Registration
Event Details


2024-04Wednesday 17 April 2024

Martley, Worcestershire

Leader: Prof Ian Fairchild ,  TVGS
Field Meeting Registration
Event Details


2024-05Thursday 16 May 2024
until Sunday 19 May 2024

Purbeck and Portland

Leader: Ross Garden,  RGS
Field Meeting Registration
Event Details


2024-06Wednesday 19 June 2024

Middle Jurassic at Brown’s Folly, Somerset

(Date is provisional)

Leader: David Green,  Geostudies
Event Details


Sunday 21 July 2024

Kentish Ragstone, Boughton Monchelsea

Leader: Geoff Downer
Event Details


2024-09Monday 9 September 2024
until Thursday 12 September 2024

Shropshire

Leader: Albert Benghiat,  Shropshire Geological Society
Field Meeting Registration
Event Details


2024-10Sunday 13 October 2024

Barton on Sea, Hampshire

(Date is provisional to optimise tides)

Leader: Jim House
Event Details


Friday 13 December 2024

Museum visit

(Date is provisional)


Event Details


Programme 2024

The programme for 2024 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.