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.
Oct 2021 - The history of petroleum exploration: evolving technologies based on a handful of underlying principles.
The first geological principles explaining petroleum finds were established in the early 1900s in exploration on land. Petroleum exploration progressed when technologies enabled these first principles to be applied to ‘hidden’ prospects (e.g. offshore).
Using original material and first-hand evidence from the field, Duncan Hawley will outline the origin one of the most iconic geological Periods, suggesting why Sir Roderick Murchison chose to view this particular location in the Wye valley as the site where he ‘discovered’ the Silurian.