Field Meetings

Travel is by members’ cars, or possibly other transport 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. You will also be required to confirm that you have read the risk assessment for the visit.

Field Meeting Booking
Booking can be done either at lecture meetings or by clicking on the "Field Meeting Registration" link when it is shown in the details below. For one day meetings, the cut off time for booking is 12 noon on the day before the meeting. The longer field meetings will usually have earlier booking cut off times. The booking link will not be available until booking opens and will disappear once the booking closing time has passed.

All attendees need to sign a Risk Assessment Document
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.
By signing up to a field meeting you are confirming you have read this safety briefing note, are accepting the risks and responsibilities and are permitting the RGS to keep your contact details for the duration of the trip.


Saturday 24 February 2024

Lesnes Abbey Woods and the Thames Barrier

Leader: Alison Barraclough, RGS

Booking is now closed.

The main focus will be on Lesnes Abbey Woods, meeting at 10.30 until about 12.30/ 13.00. We have permission to go into the fossil pit for a bit of fossicking.

Those who wish to do so will meet again at the Thames Barrier to discuss the geology there. Unfortunately the Thames Barrier information centre will not be open.
This will be followed by a short visit to Gilbert's Pit, where we hope to be able to examine the rock face.
See Gilberts Pit Conservation Day 2021
Everything is accessible by public transport.

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.