Talks Programme for 2017-18

Our talks programme runs from Sept 2017 to May 2018. Illustrated talks are held on Monday evenings at Greenhead College, Huddersfield.

Meetings start at 7:15 pm in room M18. Directions to the college are below.

Non-members are always most welcome.

There is a charge of £4.00 per meeting which includes refreshments (or you may wish to pay an annual membership rate for talks of £20).

Please e-mail us for further details or contact our chair on 01422 310751.

Download a copy of the programme.



Mon 11th Sept “Geology of the Island of Anglesey”, Paul Kabrna
Mon 9th Oct A short AGM.  Followed by presentation of some of the Group’s geology maps and a talk by Bob Appleyard on the background of geological mapping.
Mon 13th Nov “Europe’s Lost Frontiers”.  (The project to discover more about Doggerland.) Paul Murgatroyd.  *NB This is a change in title and talk emphasis – 3 November 2017
Mon 11th Dec Christmas Do. To be confirmed.
Mon 15 th Jan “Women in Geology”.  Paul Hildreth
Mon 12th Feb Thin Sections.  Ian Warrington
Mon 12 th Mar “Dinosaurs and Sea Ice:  Skye & Spitzbergen”.  Alison Tymon
Mon 16th April “Geology of the Island of Mull”.  Lesley Collins
Mon 14th May This will now be members’ contributions.  Unfortunately Candice is no longer able to come on 14th May – she hopes to be able to speak to us next year. (“The latest news from the Curiosity rover on Mars”.  Candice Bedford.)

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Sunday 22nd April:  Trowbarrow Limestone Quarry (N Lancs.) and Carnforth Ironworks.
(NB Dry Rig quarry etc day cancelled due to snow will now be on 29th July.)


The Isle of Mull's fascinating and complex geology will be the subject of Lesley Collins' illustrated talk.
 (NB May's meeting will now be Members' Contribution night.)


Yorkshire Geology Day, Saturday 21st April at the National Coalmining Museum nr Horbury.
We are helping out with activities in the morning - 10.30 start.  In the afternoon there is a series of lectures.
We had great feedback from our session with Year 8 at Almondbury Community School:- "I was wowed" and "I really enjoyed the activities".  We too had a great time!