Lectures

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

Time:
7:45pm for 8:00pm

Venue: 
In Person: Sorby Room, Wager Building, (formerly Geoscience),
The University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading.
Use Car Park 8 (OS: SU 7336 7159, W3W: ///herbs.clap.type, Lat,Long: 51.4385775,-0.9459335)
Via Zoom: Members are sent the joining link by email.
Non-members wishing to join a zoom lecture can request this using the registration link when shown. Requests should always be made before 6pm on the previous day.
Check each lecture for actual venue.

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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

2024-03Monday 4 March 2024

Presidential Address - It’s all a matter of time…

Prof. Alison MacLeod ,  University of Reading
Non Members Registration
Event Details


2024-04Monday 8 April 2024

Mountains in the Sea

Prof. Tony Watts,  Department of Earth Sciences, Oxford University
Event Details


Monday 13 May 2024

Applications of Google Street View in geological teaching and research

Dr Ian Watkinson,  Royal Holloway, University of London
Event Details


2024-06Monday 3 June 2024

Melting Under Mountains

the soft centre of the Himalayas

Dr Tom Argles,  The Open University
Event Details


2024-07Monday 1 July 2024

Ramble to Cookham Dean and Bisham Woods

Lesley Dunlop
Event Details

This event will have an alternative venue/time see details.


Monday 5 August 2024

Ramble

Sarah Cook and Mike Jones
Event Details

This event will have an alternative venue/time see details.


2024-09Monday 2 September 2024

Construction in Jurassic-aged Mudstones for the HS2 Railway

Dr Kevin Briggs,  Bath University
Event Details


2024-10Monday 7 October 2024

A Hot Topic! : The Geology Supporting Geothermal Energy

Dr Duncan Macgregor,  Macgeology
Event Details


Monday 4 November 2024

Adventures in Martian deep time

tales from the Perseverance and Curiosity rovers

Prof. Sanjeev Gupta,  Imperial College, London
Event Details


2024-12Monday 2 December 2024

Scotland's Greatest Ice Age

The Neoproterozoic Port Askaig glaciation

Prof. Ian Fairchild,  University of Birmingham
Event Details


Monday 6 January 2025

AGM and Members Evening



2025-02Monday 3 February 2025

The caves and karst of North Greenland - physical records of cryptic geological intervals

Prof. Paul Smith,  Oxford University Museum of Natural History
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.