Close this search box.

HOGG online Meeting – Conference: The Geological Society’s Map: understanding George Bellas Greenough and his 1820 map project.

Wednesday 12th May 2021

This online meeting is the re-scheduled Greenough map bicentenary event.

Unfortunately restrictions during the Covid pandemic caused the bicentenary of the publication of the first edition of the Geological Society’s map of England and Wales (in 1820) – commonly referred to as Greenough’s map – to pass by.

However the opportunity to advance understanding of the map and the man behind the map is too important to the history of geology to miss out on.

This re-scheduled meeting aims to shed light on G. B. Greenough’s formative years, the construction and colouring of Greenough’s map and subsequent geological maps.

The online meeting will start at 11am (UK time) in order to accommodate presentations from international contributors, and will finish at 4pm.

The revised programme comprises ten papers and is organised in blocks of two presentations of 25 minutes each (including question and discussion time) with a short break in between each block as well as a lunchtime break. It is hoped this will make it more comfortable for those attending and enable a healthy level of screen concentration over the day.

Read More about the programme (NB this may be subject to adjustment)

Registration (and tickets for admission) will be Eventbrite.

Free admission to HOGG members and former/present members of the Greenough Club/Society (UCL) (via members’ exclusive code)

Non-members are most welcome to attend for an admission charge (£15).

Have access to our private area where you will find studies, links of interest, and our extensive archive.

Already a member?



Past Meetings


Are you interested in the History of Geology? Don’t miss our discussions!

Follow Us

Skip to content