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Some other sites which may interest you

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

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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 41st year!

We hold monthly talks on a wide range of earth science topics. We have several day and weekend field trips a year and sometimes a longer foreign excursion.  In August we have an annual 'Members' Evening' when slides and specimens collected during the year are shown.

Visitors are always welcome (small fee).

Next meeting : 

Thursday 10th September 2015,  7:30 pm
Dr Simon Day (Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction, UCL)
“Lateral collapses and other landslides at island volcanoes: 
precursors, mechanisms and tsunamis”

Next field trip:
Thursday 8th - Sunday 11th October 2015
Geology of Tor Bay, Devon
Leader: Malcolm Hart

Members are also welcome on field trips of the East Herts Geology Club.
See the EHGC web site for details.

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John Catt - Distinguished Service Award
Prof John Catt, until recently our president, was awarded the Distinguished Service Award of the Geological Society of London on 3rd June.  Congratulations!

Click here and here for more details

Local geological trails and guides

We are hoping to build up a collection of downloadable geological trails, and guides to geologically interesting locations.   Here are the first two

Panshanger Country Park: 
geology information boards 
click here for full pdf version (2 pages)

St Albans: 
geological trail around St Michaels 

click here
for full pdf version (2 pages)


"Hertfordshire Geology and Landscape" 
Click here for more details of the book and how to 
obtain a copy.

Introduction to the Geology Of Hertfordshire

For lots of interesting information on Hertfordshire Puddingstone, 
visit the EHGC puddingstone page