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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.

Cemetery of the ancestors: a geological walk with the poetry of Ted Hughes

Saturday 21 September 2019, 2pm - 4:30pm

Leaders: Mike Stephenson & Andy Howard (British Geological Survey).

Celebrated Yorkshire poet Ted Hughes grew up in the Calder valley and the geology and landscape of the neighbouring moorland influenced much of his verse

Join us on a walk to discover the geology and poetic landscape of Widdop Moor with descriptions of the geology and readings of some of Hughes' most evocative geological poetry. Both geologists and admirers of Hughes' iconic work will find much to enjoy!

For further information and registration information please click here.

Ancient Air: The evolution of Earth's atmosphere

Saturday 12 October 2019, 1pm - 4:30pm University of Leeds

A series of 4 illustrated talks by leading experts on the Earth's ancient atmosphere and its co-evolution with life on our planet - from its primordial origins in deep geological time to the most recent perturbations by the activity of humans.

For further information on the venue and speakers please click here.

Call for presentations: Decarbonisation of the Northern Powerhouse,

2 November 2019

A full day Joint Meeting of the Yorkshire Geological Society and the Yorkshire Philosophical Society, contributing to the Geological Society of London Year of Carbon, 2019. The convenors are inviting talks of 15-20 minutes on the themes of energy storage, carbon sequestration, geothermal energy, hydrogen replacement of natural gas, bio-energy, and decarbonisation of transport and mineral production. Posters may also be considered.

For further details see our Call for Presentations.