Current Programme

Due to the Coronavirus all 2020 face-to-face MVGS meetings are cancelled until further notice. On-Line meetings are being conducted using Zoom.

2021 Programme

Dates for lecture meetings will follow the usual schedule: every second Thursday of the month – except for September - with no August meeting.  Due to the continuing uncertainties of Covid, talks for at least the first 3 months will be zoomed. Thereafter, at this time, who knows. The dates for the Gower trip, postponed from this year, are fixed around the timing of the tides. Day excursions that could not be run this year will hopefully be run at dates to be announced later.

Click here for current programme and previous programmes as printable documents, along with other club documents.



11th February 2021

Eruptions that Shook the World

Professor Clive Oppenheimer, University of Cambridge

Big eruptions in history & pre-history and their impact impacts on climate and society.

Zoom login details will be emailed to members, who should start logging in at 7:45pm for the talk to start at 8:00pm.

Sadly, a refreshment delivery service is not available and so members will need to bring their own...

11th March 2021

Jurassic Calamari

Professor Malcolm Hart, Plymouth University

New research on squid-like cephalopods from the Wessex Basin.

April 8th 2021

Dinosaurs in Full Colour

A Zoom presentation by Professor Mike Benton FRS, of the University of Bristol

The title says it all !

13th May 2021

Fossilised Quicksands: Key to Fossilised Earthquakes ?

A Zoom presentation by Professor Joe Cartwright, of the University of Oxford

Wobbly sand, wobbly earth...

10th June 2021

Summer Soirée

Members' presentations, wine & cheese.

June 2021 sometime - maybe...
Field Trip

Fyfield Down & Avebury

Details and date will be announced when known

8th July 2021


July/August 2021 sometime
Field Trip

Waverley Abbey & Loseley House

Details and date when known

2nd September 2021

Geology of Gower N.B. first Thursday of the month !

Dr Mark G. Eller MVGS

The Geological history of the Gower penninsular and an introduction to the fieldtrip. 

Mon 6th - Fri 10th September 2021
Field Trip

Field trip to the Gower peninsula

Dr Mark G. Eller  MVGS

14th October 2021

Annual General Meeting & Annual Dinner

7.30 sharp start for dinner @ 8.00

11th November 2021


9th December 2021

Christmas Soirée

Members' presentations, mulled wine & mince pies