Watercolour sketch of a Geological Society meeting in progress at Somerset House, probably by Henry Thomas De La Beche, c.1830. The sketch is drawn as if from behind the Presidential chair. Several geologists can be identified: seated farthest away and wearing spectacles is Henry De la Beche, next to him is Roderick Impey Murchison with John Phillips. Across the table are George Bellas Greenough, William Fitton, Charles Lyell and William Buckland. Image courtesy of the Geological Society of London

Anyone interested in the history of geology may attend our talks and meetings. We address a wide range of topics of interest to both historians and geologists.

Members are eligible for free admission to online events; non-members are charged a small fee. There is normally a charge for all other meetings/events to cover costs; members are eligible for a discount.

Upcoming meetings are listed below. Information on past meetings can be found here.

- Field Meeting: Malvern Rocks: geology in a Victorian health resort

with Tim Carter and local experts The rocks around Malvern have long challenged geologists. Studies and discussions in the C19th, both by nationally renowned geologists and by local enthusiasts, show how ideas evolved. Theodore Groom, at the time …

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Apr 2022 - A.C. Ramsay: insights into mid-19th century geology from his papers

Anne Barrett Andrew Crombie Ramsay (1814-1891) Andrew Crombie Ramsay (1814-1891) was one of the most prominent British geologists of the mid-19th century. He rose from relatively humble beginnings to become the third Director-General of the Geological …

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