North Eastern Geological Society

The society arranges a series of lecture meetings on geological/environmental topics in the winter months (October to March). The lectures,usually illustrated, are given by professional/academic geologists.
There is sometimes an annual event when members have the opportunity to give short talks/demonstrations.
 Lectures are held at 7:30 pm in the Arthur Holmes lecture theatre, which is downstairs from the Porter's Lodge on the Science Laboratories site, South Rd., University of Durham.  They are followed by coffee or tea, to which all speakers, members and guests are cordially invited.  The December and March meetings are sometimes followed by cheese and wine. The March meeting is preceded by the AGM.
If unsure about this location, please contact the Earth Sciences department beforehand. Tel. 0191 3342300





16th October

Dr. Ceri Nunn

Structure of Mt. Etna

20th November

Dr. Rick Smith FWS Consultants

The recent polyhalite discoveries in North Yorkshire

18th December, 2015
Members' Evening

1. Gordon Wilkinson

2. Les Barnes

3. John Waring

Aspects of the Taupo Volcanic Area New Zealand

The Isle of Purbeck; a geologist's paradise

From Deserts to Deltas
Reports in Jan 2016 newsletter

15th January

Dr. Edward Dempsey, Durham Univ.

Minding your Ps & Qss: Using pyrite, pyrrhotite, quartz and quartzine to understand the origin of the North Pennines orefield

18th February

Brian Young, Durham University

Mapping it out: William Smith 200 years on

18th March AGM 7.15pm, Lecture 7.30pm

Prof. Mike Bentley Durham University

Antarctic ice sheets and climate change

Refer also to Professor Gillian Foulger's website which gives details about the lectures, lecturers and their websites.
Members might also like to view her own  website


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