January 9
land of ice, fire & sagas too
Andy Los MVGS

February 13
Geology of Saturn’s moons
Dr Divya Persaud
Mullard Space laboratory & UCL

March 12
When the Isle of Skye was hit by a meteorite some 60MY years ago
Dr Simon Drake. Birkbeck College, London

Date to be announced
Visit to Cullifords stone mason, Kingston, to view
  geo-spectacular rock slabs
Andy Los MVGS

April 9
10 great geologists
Dr Mike Simmons. Haliburton

May 14
Before Roots, Shoots, And Leaves:
The Early Evolution of Plants
Dr Paul Kenrick, Natural History Museum, London

June 6
Fyfield Down & Avebury
 Sarcen stones in situ & in Neolithic stone circle
Dr Mark Eller

June 11
Summer Soirée: members micro-lecturettes & fizz

July 5
Waverley Abbey & Loseley House
Recycling building stones ancient & modern
Dr Mark Eller

July 9
William Smith’s fossils reunited
Dr Peter Wigley

August 22/23
(Date depending on weather)
Geo-picnic to view Mole river terraces
Dr Mark Eller

September 10
Geology of the Gower peninsula
Dr Mark Eller MVGS

September 18-21
Field trip to the Gower peninsula
Dr Mark Eller. MVGS

8 October
Annual General Meeting & Annual Dinner
(N.B. 7.30 sharp start for dinner @ 8.00)

12 November 12
Krakatau revisited
Dr Matt Genge. Imperial College

10 December
Christmas Soirée:
Members’ Evening of lecturettes, mulled wine & mince pies



05 December - Please Note change of date
Christmas Soirée:
Members’ Evening of mini-lectures, mulled wine & mince pies.

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MVGS meetings

Lecture meetings are held in the Dorking United Reformed Church Follett Hall; access off Church Street & West Street, (ample adjacent parking). Sat Nav Postcodes for parking on Map.

Anything of geological interest can be displayed on a table at any of the meetings. Please bring along specimens of interest for display, discussion or maybe for identification.

Coffee & biscuits served from 7.30pm. Lectures start at 8.00 and finish at about 9.30. Visitors are most welcome. Non-members as Guests £4.00 Children under 18 & students £1.00. These fees include complimentary tea or coffee and biscuits.

Link to map of meeting location

Larger map at the bottom of this page.

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