Membership and resources

Membership and meeting attendance

You are very welcome to join us at any time.
Members have widely varying levels of geological knowledge, ranging from enthusiastic amateurs, to post-graduates and people who have worked using their geological background.  Although based in Huddersfield, members come from as far as Wakefield, Leeds and Oldham.  You will see from our programme we are interested in furthering our knowledge in all areas of geology.
Our talks are given at Greenhead House (not in the college itself) on Greenhead Road HD1 4ES (see photo on Programme page). We meet at 7pm for a 7.15pm start. The meeting room is upstairs (no lift) with computer and internet access and a smart screen. There is a toilet and kitchen downstairs. Parking is on the road outside. After the talk there is time to talk and discuss items of interest over refreshments  until 9pm
Membership is free you just pay for the talks & fieldtrips you attend but you need to complete the form at this link to become a member.
You can pay for the whole year of talks in one go for £20 or  just pay the £4 when you attend a talk.
We hold field trips in a variety of locations both local and further afield.  Most are at the weekend with an occasional mid-week day/evening.  We charge £3.50 for a half day and £7.00 for a day paid in cash at the time of the visit.
There is usually one weekend away in the spring or early autumn.  Examples of past weekends have been Berwick, Lake District and North Lincolnshire.   Weekends away usually incur additional accommodation costs and meals, often self-organised to suit your budget.
If you have any questions please email  for further information or come along to one of our meetings. Click to see a copy of our:

Geological maps available for loan to members

HGG has a comprehensive collection of geology maps going back to 1923.  These are available on loan to any members for research or general interest.  Some are works of art!  However, please note:
1.  They should not be folded or stored rolled up.  They are stored as a flat sheet.
2.  They should not be used for outdoor field work
3.  More up to date versions (in digital or paper format) are available from the BGS.
Please contact Bob Appleyard at: if you would like to borrow on or more of the maps. Open the following jpeg attachments to see the list of maps available:
  • Talks will resume again on Monday September 9th. See Talks page under Events for further details

  •  14th -16th June - residential weekend  in Upper Teesdale. See Fieldtrip page under Events for further details