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 – 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
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.

Friday 8 December 2017

Museum visit

National History Museum, London

Leader: Edmund Shirley,  RGS
Details


Sunday 21 January 2018

Workshop meeting at Holly House

Rocks, Minerals and Fossils; cutting and polishing; quiz



Sunday 18 February 2018

Kirtlington and Bletchington

Leader: Owen Green,  Oxford Geology Trust


Sunday 18 March 2018

Down House – Home of Charles Darwin

Visit to Down House and a walk round Downe village and church

Leader: Peter Worsley


Sunday 15 April 2018

Hampstead Heath and Parliament Hill, London



Friday 18 May 2018
until Monday 21 May 2018

4 day field meeting, Somerset and the Mendips

Leader: Dr Doug Robinson


Saturday 16 June 2018

Ton Mawr Quarry, Taffs Well, Wales

Carboniferous Limestone, fossils, minerals, dolomitisation, structures

Leader: David Ward,  RGS


Sunday 15 July 2018

RIGS around Guildford and Albury

Joint visit with members from Farnham Geological Society

Leader: Graham Williams


Sunday 19 August 2018

Chicksgrove, Wiltshire



Sunday 16 September 2018
until Sunday 23 September 2018

Week long field meeting – Montagne Noir, southern central France



Sunday 21 October 2018

Kimmeridge Bay, Dorset



Saturday 3 November 2018

GA Festival of Geology



Sunday 18 November 2018

Stonesfield, Oxfordshire



Thursday 14 December 2017

Museum Visit



Programme 2018

The programme for 2018 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.