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National organisations for the amateur and professional:

The Geologists Association

The Geological Society



Some neighbouring societies:

East Herts Geology Club

Bedfordshire & Luton Geology Group

Bucks Earth Heritage Group

Amateur Geological Society 

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A Local Group of the Geologists Association


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The society is for anyone interested in geology, 
whether beginners or experienced.
This is our 45th year!

We hold monthly talks on a wide range of earth science topics, usually on the 2nd Thursday of the month
. We have several day and weekend field trips a year and sometimes a longer foreign excursion.   
Click here for a downloadable version of the full 2019 programme.
You can also download the latest Newsletter in electronic format.

All our talks take place at Oaklands College.
Click here to download detailed directions to the venue.

John Catt Symposium
"Hertfordshire Geology and Landscape" 
Saturday 13th July 2019 

Bayfordbury Campus, University of Hertfordshire

A full day of talks on a wide variety of topics, including geology, hydrogeology, soils, archaeology and more!
Only 25 including refreshments and lunch buffet.

Followed by a related field trip on Sunday 14th July.

   Places are limited - book early to avoid disappointment. 

Symposium Flyer 
  Booking form

The full list of speakers and topics has now been confirmed. 
Click here for full programme


Next meeting:
Thursday 13th June 2019, 7:30pm
 Co-evolution of life and the planet - four billion years of ecological devastation"
Dr Nick Butterfield  (University of Cambridge)

Next field trips:
Saturday 22nd June :  Peterborough - brick pits, museum and Cathedral tour.
Led by Colin Prosser (Natural England)

Learn about local geology

Introduction to the Geology Of Hertfordshire

Geological trails and guides
We are starting to build up a collection of downloadable geological trails, and guides to geologically interesting locations.   The first ones can be seen on the 'Trails and Guides' page.

Sites of special geological interest
A number of sites in Hertfordshire are officially designated as important for their geology or geomorphology.  Details and map

For lots of interesting information on Hertfordshire Puddingstone
visit the East Herts Geology Club's puddingstone page