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 – you will be notified
in advance. All attendees of one day field meetings are charged a standard amount of £1 towards leaders expenses. Other charges may also apply for specific visits.
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
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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.
National History Museum, London
Leader: Edmund Shirley, RGS
Workshop meeting at Holly House
Rocks, Minerals and Fossils; cutting and polishing; quiz
Kirtlington and Bletchington
Leader: Owen Green, Oxford Geology Trust
Down House – Home of Charles Darwin
Visit to Down House and a walk round Downe village and church
Leader: Peter Worsley
Hampstead Heath and Parliament Hill, London
until Monday 21 May 2018
4 day field meeting, Somerset and the Mendips
Leader: Dr Doug Robinson
Ton Mawr Quarry, Taffs Well, Wales
Carboniferous Limestone, fossils, minerals, dolomitisation, structures
Leader: David Ward, RGS
RIGS around Guildford and Albury
Joint visit with members from Farnham Geological Society
Leader: Graham Williams
until Sunday 23 September 2018
Week long field meeting – Montagne Noir, southern central France
Kimmeridge Bay, Dorset
GA Festival of Geology