Lectures are open to all and there is no charge for admission. However regular attendees are expected to be members of the society.
Lectures are usually held as detailed below.

7:45pm for 8:00pm

Sorby Room, Wager Building, (formerly Geoscience),
The University of Reading,
Whiteknights, Reading.
Use Car Park 8

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Forthcoming Lectures

All the forthcoming lectures for this year are listed below. If available posters for these lectures can be found via the poster link. Where an abstract is available a details link will be shown.
To see a list of past lectures click the button.
Lecture Archive

2018-12Monday 3 December 2018

The Geology of London

Diana Clements,  Geologists' Association
Event Poster      Details

Monday 7 January 2019

AGM and Members Evening

Social event – member's presentation
Dr Kit Brownlee
Gleanings from my cabinet of curiosities

Monday 4 February 2019

Geological Storage of Radioactive Waste

Prof John Cosgrove,  Imperial College

Monday 4 March 2019

Presidential Address

Monday 1 April 2019

The Iceland Plume

Dr Stephen Jones,  University of Birmingham

Monday 13 May 2019


role of bacteria and viruses in carbonate precipitation

Prof. Maurice Tucker,  University of Bristol

Monday 3 June 2019

Evening Geological Ramble

in the Thames Valley

Monday 1 July 2019

The bizarre Cretaceous limestone reservoirs that formed in lakes at the bottom of the South Atlantic

Dr Paul Wright,  PW Carbonate Geoscience

Monday 5 August 2019

Rock and mineral identification

Dr Hazel McGoff,  University of Reading

Monday 2 September 2019

Lecture in conjunction with Brecon Beacons Field meeting


2019-10Monday 7 October 2019

Palaeogene Volcanism on Skye

Dr Simon Drake & Dr Andy Beard ,  Birkbeck College

2019-11Monday 4 November 2019

The Thames through time

Prof Danielle Schreve,  Royal Holloway College

Monday 2 December 2019


the animals and plants that time has left behind

Richard Fortey,  Natural History Museum

Programme 2019

The programme for 2019 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.