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RT @Geology_History: September 19, 1832, the Beagle arrives to Buenos Aires, where Charles #Darwin recovers some days later his 1st fossils…
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RT @Geology_History: September 18, 1854, birthday of pioneering self-taught Argentinian naturalist Florentino Ameghino, his #fossil collect…
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RT @Geology_History: September 17, 1835, the Beagle lands on island of Chatham in the Galápagos archipelago. Charles #Darwin visited and ex…
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The Freemasons’ Tavern where the Geological Society was founded in 1807


The History of Geology Group (HOGG) exists to encourage interest in the lives and work of those scientists and philosophers who influenced both the study and the practice of geology. It is open to anyone with an interest in the subject and is affiliated to the Geological Society of London. For further details and to join please see the About Us page.

For details of our latest news please consult our social media accounts via Facebook and Twitter (our twitter feed can also be seen on the left of this page). Members receive a copy of the current newsletter which is subsequently archived here. They also have access to our jiscmail list which provides up-to-date information on our activities and the opportunity to discuss research with other members.

Most of HOGG’s meetings are held in the Geological Society’s apartments at Burlington House, Piccadilly, in London, and details of forthcoming meetings and HOGG field trips can be found here.

Occasionally, the Geological Society of London publishes collections of papers based on the themes of HOGG meetings, as well as other books relating to the history of geology. Fellows of the Geological Society and some affiliated societies can purchase these books at a discount from the Geological Society’s bookshop. The latest books compiled and edited by HOGG members can be found on the Publications page.

Forthcoming Meeting:

Oct 2019 - York Meeting : The genesis of geology in York and beyond

HOGG 25th Anniversary Meeting organised jointly with the Yorkshire Philosophical Society and York Museums Trust.

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