James Hutton by John Kay, etching, 1787

Registration is now open

Aspects of the history of geology in Scotland and the North of England.

A joint meeting with the Edinburgh Geological Society

Date: 11-12 July 2019

Location: Deacon Suite, Surgeons’ Hall, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DW

Convener: Tom Sharpe tom.sharpe1@me.com

(Photo: Andrew McMillan)

Registration (now open) includes abstract booklet, refreshments and lunch at Surgeon’s Hall. Lunch is not provided on the field visit but the lunch stop will be in an area with plenty of refuelling options.


Thursday 11 July
Presentations and talks based at the historic Surgeon’s Hall in the centre of Edinburgh.
Programme of talks.

Friday 12 July
Optional Field Visits – but please register if interested in attending
A morning and afternoon stroll, each of two hours, around Edinburgh’s Old and New Towns to explore some important sites connected with the history of geology. All of the walking will be on pavement, with some steps and hills. The excursion will finish at 4pm.
Field trip programme