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, high visibility jackets – you will be notified in advance.
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.


Sunday 16 September 2018

       until Saturday 22 Sep 2018

Montagne Noire, southern central France

Leader: Prof Hilary Downes

This field trip presents Palaeozoic metamorphic and magmatic rocks of the Montagne Noire from kilometre-scale recumbent folds to meter-scale metamorphic, granitic and sedimentary outcrops. We will investigate aspects of the Variscan (Hercynian) collisional orogenic belt. We will also see younger sedimentary rocks (Triassic, Jurassic, Cretaceous and Eocene), slightly deformed during the Pyrenean orogeny, and will finish by examining the Neogene basaltic volcanism of Languedoc.

See this brief presentation for more details

Booking deadline is now past.

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.