Current Programme

With the current easing of Coronavirus restrictions, we are tentatively re-starting our face-to-face meetings, whilst observing any necessary constraints such as social distancing, mask-wearing and hand cleanliness.  Should we need to, we can always return to on-line meetings, conducted using Zoom.  

Further field trips for 2022 will be added as they are arranged once it becomes clear that they are safe to hold.

2022 Programme

Dates for lecture meetings will follow the usual schedule: every second Thursday of the month – except for September - with no August meeting.  

Click here for this and previous programmes as printable documents.



December 9th 2021

Christmas Soirée

7.30. Members' presentations, mulled wine & mince pies

January 13th 2022

Getting the Shakes: The MVGS Seismometer and What It Does

Dr Mark Eller

MVGS Chairman

February 10th 2022

Bumps in the Bay: enigmatic, circular, seafloor structures off the Jurassic Coast

Prof Dan Bosence

Royal Holloway, University of London

March 10th 2022

A History of Plants in 50 Fossils

Dr Paul Kenrick

Natural History Museum, London

April 14th 2022

Did the Earth Move for You ? Measuring tiny ground movements from space.

Dr Philippa Mason

Imperial College, London

May 12th 2022

Why is Venus so Different from Earth ?

Dr Richard Ghail

Royal Holloway, University of London

June 9th 2022

Summer Soirée

Members' Presentations & fizz

July 14th 2022

Key Controls on Continental Rift Development: is breaking up hard to do ?

Dr Rebecca Bell

Imperial College, London

September 8th 2022
Field Trip

Carstone, witches, Professor Dr Liesegang & his rings

Professor R C Selley, Imperial College, London

October 13th 2022


Our Annual General Meeting

Followed by nibbles, socialising and things of geological interest

November 10th 2022

Fire, Society & Culture: excavations at the 400,000 year old site at Barnham, Suffolk

Prof Nick Ashton

British Museum, London

December 8th 2022

Christmas Soirée

Member presentations, mulled wine & mince pies

Ho, ho, ho !