Meetings

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.

Mar 2021 - HOGG online lunchtime talk: William Buckland: glacial impressions

This lunchtime event, starting at 1pm, will comprise three 10-15 minute presentations about different aspects of William Buckland’s involvement in supporting the idea that a massive ice “nappe” had covered much of the northern hemisphere, postulated to the Geological Society by Louis Agassiz in1840.

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Jun 2021 - HOGG Online lunchtime talk – Treasures of the Sedgwick Museum Archive

Cambridge University has long been a seat for study and work that has advanced the knowledge and understanding of geology. The Sedgwick Museum has always played an important and role in documenting this work, not least through holding the archives of many of the geologists at the university since the times of Adam Sedgwick.

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Nov 2021 - Archibald Geikie as an innovator, influencer, and educator

This meeting, jointly organised with Haslemere Educational Museum, will explore Archibald Geikie as an innovator, influencer, and educator.

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