The society was formed in 1971 by a number of people who had attended Durham University and WEA Adult Education classes on various aspects of geology and landscape, and who wished to pursue their interests beyond the class programmes.
The aims of the N.E.G.S. are to broaden the knowledge and interests of its members in any of the aspects of geology - rocks, minerals, fossils and conservation.
N.E.G.S. is affiliated to the Geologists' Association, therefore members may
attend meetings of other societies affiliated to the G.A.