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Yorkshire Geological Society Meetings & Field Trips

Each year the Yorkshire Geological Society holds a series of both indoor meetings and field excursions which focus on current ongoing research in the geosciences that relate to the geology of Yorkshire and Northern England. We also collaborate closely with other organisations at local and regional events of relevance.

Ahead of each Society event, every member receives a circular via post, which includes information and a feature about the next upcoming event, as well as other Society news. The latest circular can be found using the following link.

Due to the geographical size of Yorkshire, we always aim to hold our meetings and field excursions over as good a spread as possible across Yorkshire and the North of England. We regularly correspond and joint-host meetings / field trips with other societies, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch via our Facebook page if you have any suggestions for future indoor meetings or field excursions.

Please also take a moment to view our photo gallery from some of our past field trips, showcasing some of Yorkshire’s geological settings. If you have any photographs of your own that you think may be of interest to our membership, why not upload them to our Facebook page to share them with the rest of our members.

Yorkshire Geology Day 2019

The Society's annual open event, free to attend for both members and the general public alike, is scheduled for Saturday 27th April 2019 at the National Coal Mining Museum for England (NCMME), Caphouse Colliery, near Wakefield.

The morning session will commence at 10am with a variety of displays, demonstrations and hands-on activities provided by local societies and groups from across the region. In addition, the YGS will offer an Identification Desk and Sales Desk, and Dr John Knight will again be offering the ever-popular Rock Cutting and Polishing stand. An added attraction for 2019 is the offer from sculptor Desmond Brett, whose work is often inspired by geology and landscape, to contribute a small exhibition and practical demonstration of his work, based on Yorkshire Coast ammonites. A full description of the morning exhibitions, displays and activities, and the afternoon presentations are outlined in the latest YGS Circular.

Guides walks, both underground and across the surface, will be on offer; NCMME management has asked that anyone wishing to take an underground tour should book ahead by contacting the museum. Further details will follow in due course.

The theme for the afternoon session, starting at 2pm, will be focused around "Geology and the Natural World" with contributions that look at aspects of geology and their influence on birds, plants and other living things.

Yorkshire Geology Month 2019

This now long-established festival of the geology of Yorkshire and our wider north of England region, will again follow on from Yorkshire Geology Day and will run through the month of May; relying heavily on the co-operation and goodwill of many of our local groups and societies. YGM 2019 will offer both indoor and outdoor meetings at venues across the county (and in some cases outside of Yorkshire!) and cater for a wide range of interests. At the time of writing the programme has not been finalised, but will include events in York, Sheffield, Hull, Withernsea, Bridlington, Durham and Claxby (Lincolnshire). Any further events added to the YGM 2019 programme will be updated in due course.

Further information regarding upcoming events associated with Yorkshire Geology Month are outlined in the latest YGS Circular.

If you or your organisation or group feel that you could contribute to YGM, either in 2019 or in the future, please don't hesitate to get in touch.