Past Field Meetings

Previous field meetings up to the present time are listed below. Where any further details are available a details link will be shown.

Tuesday 25 May 2021
until Friday 28 May 2021

South East Devon.

A traverse of the western end of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast from Exmouth to Seaton

Leaders: Jurassic Coast Ambassadors Mike Green and John McLellan
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Sunday 18 April 2021

Field meeting



Sunday 21 March 2021

Field meeting



Sunday 21 February 2021

Field meeting



Sunday 17 January 2021

Further Meetings CANCELLED

Covid19 Emergency cancellation until further notice



Friday 4 December 2020

Museum visit



Sunday 15 November 2020

Matthews Brickworks, Chesham

Tertiary clays and hand brickmaking



Saturday 7 November 2020
until Sunday 8 November 2020

GA Virtual Festival of Geology

Field meetings on Sunday


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Sunday 18 October 2020

Great Tew Quarry, Banbury

Lower Jurassic clays, fossils and structures



Monday 21 September 2020
until Sunday 27 September 2020

Edinburgh and the surrounding area


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Sunday 16 August 2020

Laboratory day at Reading University

Dr Hazel McGoff,  UoR


Sunday 19 July 2020

Wareham Clay Pit

Oligocene Clays and industrial archeology and a walk on Ballard Down



Wednesday 17 June 2020

Old Sarum and the Building stones of Salisbury Cathedral

Leader: John Williams,  Farnham GS


Saturday 13 June 2020

Geolab at Reading Museum

Introduction to Geology

Leader: Alison Barraclough,  RGS
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Friday 15 May 2020
until Monday 18 May 2020

Postponed until May 2021. South East Devon.

A traverse of the western end of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast from Exmouth to Seaton

Leaders: Jurassic Coast Ambassadors Mike Green, John Ayers and John McLellan
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Sunday 19 April 2020

Aspects of the geology of the Reading area

Joint visit with Bedfordshire Geology Group – the Chalk, lower Tertiary and Quaternary landscape development.

Leader: Prof Peter Worsley,  RGS


Friday 20 March 2020

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
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Monday 16 March 2020

Further Meetings CANCELLED

Covid19 Emergency cancellation until further notice



Saturday 22 February 2020

Hatford Quarry, Shellingford, Oxon

Jurassic fossils, especially corals, Jurassic sedimentation.

Leader: David Ward,  RGS
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Sunday 19 January 2020

Workshop meeting at Holly House

Rocks, Minerals and Fossils; cutting and polishing; quiz

Leader: David Ward,  RGS
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Friday 6 December 2019

Museum visit

Oxford Natural History Museum


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Sunday 17 November 2019

Watership Down and Kingsclere Anticline

Leader: Roger York,  RGS
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Saturday 2 November 2019
until Sunday 3 November 2019

GA Festival of Geology

Field meetings on Sunday


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Sunday 13 October 2019

Coates Village, Sapperton and Thames

Leader: David Ward,  RGS
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Friday 20 September 2019
until Monday 23 September 2019

Fforest Fawr Geopark, Brecon Beacons

Leader: Dilys Howell, Geraint Owen
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Saturday 17 August 2019

Greensands in the Potton area of Bedfordshire

Joint meeting with Bedfordshire Geology Group

Leader: Dr Bev Fowlston
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Sunday 21 July 2019

Osmington Mills, Dorset

Leader: Simon Purvis
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Friday 14 June 2019

Craig-yr-hesg Quarry, Pontypridd, South Wales

Carboniferous Sandstone and Plant fossils

Leader: David Ward,  RGS
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Thursday 16 May 2019
until Monday 20 May 2019

St Austell and West Cornwall

Leaders: Dr Robin Shail and Prof Peter Scott,  University of Exeter
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Sunday 5 May 2019

Bowsey Hill, Henley

RGS contribution to Geoweek

Leader: David Ward,  RGS
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Saturday 13 April 2019

Fyfield Down, Clatford Bottom

Sarsens and Archeology

Leader: Prof. Peter Worsley,  RGS
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Saturday 16 March 2019

GeoLab in Wargrave

Introduction to Geology

Leader: Alison Barraclough,  RGS
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Sunday 17 February 2019

Old Town Railway Cutting SSSI and Great Quarry SSSI, Swindon

Jurassic/Cretaceous

Leader: Dick Millard
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Sunday 20 January 2019

Workshop meeting at Holly House

Rocks, Minerals and Fossils; cutting and polishing; quiz

Leader: David Ward,  RGS
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Friday 14 December 2018

Dorking

Dorking Museum and Denbies Winery tour

Leader: Prof. Richard Selley,  Imperial College
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Sunday 18 November 2018

Stonesfield Oxfordshire

Stonesfield Village Walk and Rock Edge Quarry

Leader: Simon Hodkin,  Oxford Geology Trust
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Saturday 3 November 2018

GA Festival of Geology

University College London


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Saturday 27 October 2018

Down House – Home of Charles Darwin

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

Leader: Peter Worsley
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Sunday 21 October 2018

Kimmeridge Bay, Dorset

Joint visit with Bucks GS

Leader: Simon Penn
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Sunday 16 September 2018
until Saturday 22 September 2018

Montagne Noire, southern central France

Leader: Prof Hilary Downes
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Thursday 16 August 2018

Chicksgrove Quarry, Wiltshire

Leader: David Ward,  RGS
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Sunday 15 July 2018

RIGS around Guildford and Albury

Joint visit with members from Farnham Geological Society

Leader: Graham Williams
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Thursday 14 June 2018

Machen Quarry, Machen, Caerphilly, Wales

Carboniferous Limestone, splendid minerals, possibly fossils, structures

Leader: David Ward,  RGS
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Friday 18 May 2018
until Monday 21 May 2018

4 day field meeting, Somerset and the Mendips

Leader: Dr Doug Robinson
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Sunday 15 April 2018

Hampstead Heath and Parliament Hill, London

Leader: Alison Barraclough
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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
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Sunday 18 February 2018

Kirtlington and Bletchington

Leader: Owen Green,  Oxford Geology Trust
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Sunday 21 January 2018

Workshop meeting at Holly House

Rocks, Minerals and Fossils; cutting and polishing; quiz


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Friday 8 December 2017

Museum visit

National History Museum, London

Leader: Edmund Shirley,  RGS
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Sunday 12 November 2017

Sheppey

Fossils, minerals, coastal retreat

Leader: David Ward,  RGS
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Saturday 4 November 2017
until Sunday 5 November 2017

GA Festival of Geology

University College London


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Saturday 21 October 2017

Ton-mawr Quarry, South Wales

Carboniferous Limestone, fossils, minerals, dolomitisation, structures

Leader: David Ward,  RGS
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Friday 15 September 2017
until Monday 18 September 2017

Isle of Wight 4 day visit

Structures, fossils and sedimentology

Leaders: Trevor Price and Dr Martin Munt from Dinosaur Isle, and RGS members
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Sunday 20 August 2017

Barr Beacon

Triassic Sandstones

Leader: Graham Worton,  BCGS
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Saturday 22 July 2017

South Wales

Penarth to Lavernock plus dinosaur footprints at Sully

Leader: Stephen Howes,  SWGS
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Sunday 25 June 2017

Society 40th Birthday Party

Rushall Farm



Saturday 3 June 2017

Geological Ramble in Burnham Beeches SSSI & NNR

Geology with a hydrology theme and a link to wildlife & habitats.

Leaders: Dr Graham Hickman & Dr Helen Read
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Friday 19 May 2017
until Monday 22 May 2017

Ludlow Area 4 day visit

Leader: Dr Paul Olver
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Sunday 23 April 2017

High Weald

Wealden Sandstones

Leader: Dr Gareth George
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Sunday 12 March 2017

The Etches Museum and Durlston Point

Dorset

Leader: Edmund Shirley,  RGS
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Sunday 19 February 2017

A Geological Walk in the Dorking area

Leader: David Ward ,  RGS
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Sunday 22 January 2017

Indoor meeting at Holly House

rock cutting and polishing, competitions

Leader: David Ward,  RGS
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Friday 9 December 2016

Museum Visit

Lapworth Museum, Birmingham


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Sunday 13 November 2016

Visit to Portishead

Leader: David Ward,  RGS
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Saturday 5 November 2016

GA Festival of Geology

University College London


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Sunday 16 October 2016

Visit to Edgehill

Banbury Ironstones

Leader: David Ward,  RGS
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Monday 12 September 2016
until Monday 19 September 2016

The Geology of Brittany

Leader: Dr Doug Robinson
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Sunday 21 August 2016

Forest of Dean

Lydney Cliffs and Bixslade Valley

Leader: John Moseley
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Sunday 17 July 2016

Kimmeridge Bay, Dorset

Jurassic and Cretaceous sediments and structures

Leader: Edmund Shirley,  RGS
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Saturday 11 June 2016

Excursion to the Goring Gap

Joint meeting with GA and HGS

Leader: Prof Peter Worsley,  RGS
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Friday 20 May 2016
until Monday 23 May 2016

Chalk in Yorkshire

Leader: Prof Rory Mortimore
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Sunday 24 April 2016

Martley

Permian, Carboniferous

Leaders: John Nicklin and Ian Pennell
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Sunday 20 March 2016

Green Chain Geotrail

South-east London geology

Leader: Alison Barraclough
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Sunday 21 February 2016

Riddlesdown Quarry, Croydon

Chalk quarry and SSSI

Leader: David Ward,  RGS
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Sunday 17 January 2016

Indoor meeting at Holly House

Rocks, Minerals and Fossils; cutting and polishing, and Quiz

Leader: David Ward,  RGS


Friday 11 December 2015

Museum Visit

National Museum Cardiff

Leader:Edmund Shirley


Saturday 14 November 2015

Shorncote Quarry and Chedworth

Jurassic and Tertiary fossils

Leader: David Ward,  RGS
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Saturday 7 November 2015

GA Festival of Geology

University College, London


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Sunday 18 October 2015

Dudley Coalfield, West Midlands

Leader: Graham Worton,  Dudley Museum
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Friday 18 September 2015
until Monday 21 September 2015

Weekend East Anglia

Suffolk

Leader: Peter Worsley,  University of Reading
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Sunday 16 August 2015

The Mendips

Leader: Dr D Robinson,  University of Bristol
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Sunday 19 July 2015

The Purbeck Anticline, Dorset

Jurassic and Cretaceous sediments and structures

Leader: Edmund Shirley,  RGS
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Saturday 13 June 2015

Cretaceous of Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire GS Joint Meeting
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Friday 15 May 2015
until Monday 18 May 2015

Weekend Derbyshire – Castleton, Wirksworth, Ashover

Carboniferous and Devonian

Leaders: John Hunter, Geoff Selby-Sly, David Ward and a leader from the EHFS
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Sunday 19 April 2015

Martley Valley, Worcestershire

East Malvern Fault, Silurian to Triassic

Leader: Ian Pennell,  Teme Valley GS
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Sunday 15 March 2015

Big Pit, Cardiff

Leader: Tom Sharpe,  Museum Of Wales
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Sunday 15 February 2015

Blaise Castle, Avon

Carboniferous Limestone and environmental features

Leaders: Carole Gregory and Edmund Shirley,  RGS
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Sunday 18 January 2015

Indoor meeting at Holly House

Rocks, Minerals and Fossils; cutting and polishing, and Quiz

Leader: David Ward,  RGS
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Friday 5 December 2014

Oxford Museum of Natural History

Leader: Edmund Shirley


Sunday 16 November 2014

Bath, Somerset

Brown’s Folly Nature Reserve and quarry

Leader: Elizabeth Devon, Bath GS, and RGS leader


Saturday 1 November 2014

GA Festival of Geology

University College, London


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Sunday 19 October 2014

Barton, Hampshire

Tertiary sediments and fossils

Leader: Edmund Shirley,  RGS


Sunday 7 September 2014
until Sunday 14 September 2014

CHABLAIS, FRANCE

Pre-alps thrust belt, western Alps; Geopark

Leader: Dr Sophie Justice


Sunday 17 August 2014

Ringstead, Dorset

Jurassic and Cretaceous sediments and structures

Leader: Edmund Shirley,  RGS
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Sunday 20 July 2014

Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Palaeozoic

Leader: Brian Ellis,  WGCG
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Saturday 14 June 2014

Portishead, Somerset
Change from programme

Devonian/Carboniferous junction and fossil hunting

Leaders: Edmund Shirley, David Ward,  RGS
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Friday 16 May 2014
until Monday 19 May 2014

Cornwall/Devon Weekend

Minerals and structures

Leaders: Dr Richard Scrivener and Dr Ted Freshney


Sunday 27 April 2014

Huntley, Gloucestershire

Ordovician/Silurian sediments

Leader: Claire Reid ,  GGT
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Sunday 16 March 2014

Dudley, West Midlands

Barrow Hill volcanics

Leader: Graham Worten,  Dudley Museum
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Sunday 16 February 2014

Chicksgrove, Wiltshire

Jurassic - Purbeckian

Leader: John Needham
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Sunday 19 January 2014

Indoor meeting at Holly House

Rocks, Minerals and Fossils; cutting and polishing, and Quiz

Leader: David Ward,  RGS


Sunday 8 December 2013

Albert Memorial and Natural History Museum

Leader: Edmund Shirley,  RGS
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Sunday 17 November 2013

Aspects of Geology of the Reading area

Leader: Prof Peter Worsley,   University of Reading
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Saturday 2 November 2013

GA Festival of Geology

University College London


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Sunday 20 October 2013

Mendips

Carboniferous Limestone and minerals

Leaders: Edmund Shirley, Alison Barraclough, Andy Sparrow
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Wednesday 2 October 2013

The Masonry Walls of Roman Silchester: materials, style and method

Leader: Professor John Allen FRS,  University of Reading
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Friday 20 September 2013
until Sunday 22 September 2013

Weekend North Devon

Ilfracombe and area

Leaders: Dr Jenny Bennett, Open University and Prof John Mather, Royal Holloway, University of London
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Wednesday 4 September 2013

The Masonry Walls of Roman Silchester: materials, style and method

Leader: Professor John Allen FRS,  University of Reading
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Friday 30 August 2013

The “Kentish Rag”

Maidstone area

Leader: David Ward,  RGS
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Sunday 21 July 2013

Newhaven Chalk

Leaders: Barbara Barrett and Roger York,  RGS
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Sunday 16 June 2013

Osmington East

Dorset

Leader: Edmund Shirley,  RGS
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Friday 17 May 2013
until Monday 20 May 2013

Weekend Anglesey

Leader: Dr Charles Bendall,  University of Aberystwyth
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Sunday 21 April 2013

Dodwell Hill Quarry and Cleeve Hill

Gloucestershire

Leaders: Arthur Price, Gloucester Society for Industrial Archaeology and RGS leader
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Sunday 17 March 2013

Osmington East

Dorset

Leader: Edmund Shirley,  RGS
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Sunday 17 February 2013

Bristol Coalfield

Leader: John Toller,  (local leader)


Sunday 20 January 2013

Indoor meeting at Holly House

Rocks, Minerals and Fossils; cutting and polishing, and Quiz

Leader: David Ward,  RGS