Here is a selection of sites you may find useful
societies and organisations:
East Herts Geology Club
Bedfordshire Geology Group
Bucks Earth Heritage Group
GeoSuffolk based at Ipswich Museum
Geological Society of Norfolk
East Midlands Geological Society - based at Nottingham
Essex RIGS Group
Hertfordshire Natural History Society
GeoEast (the East of England geodiversity partnership)
covering Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex,
Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. HGS is one of their partners.
Their 'Geodiversity' page gives an interesting and varied introduction to the
The Geologists Association
lectures and field trips throughout the year
- the junior club of the Geologists Association
Geological Society includes current news items relating to geology
Open University Geological Society Lectures and field trips not just for
British Geological Survey maps and a huge array of other resources.
E.g. interactive version of UK 1:625000 scale geological map that you can
download and view using Google Earth.
For newcomers to Geology:
sites offer a range of accessible information for beginners, often with an
emphasis on fossils. We mention a couple purely as an example of
Fossils - try their 'Locations' and 'Resources' pages
UK Fossils includes an interactive map of
Sedgwick Museum, Cambridge Their
Links page gives a very extensive list of sites under various useful categories
well worth a browse
Thin Sections Atlas
- a University of North Carolina site containing an extensive atlas of thin sections of
both minerals and rock textures.
And something for those
particularly interested in the Quaternary...
- maps of northern European drainage system over last 3 million years
RIGS (page under development)
Puddingstone (page under development)