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SGS Fieldtrips

Arrangements for meeting are given in the latest Newsletter. Anyone wishing to attend should telephone or email the co-ordinator for the meeting you wish to attend, as shown in the programme below, at least 48 hours in advance of the activity. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time to enable all administration to be completed, to avoid delaying the start of the trip.

All participants are registered on the understanding that they agree to comply with the Society's Fieldwork Policies and Procedures. These are designed to comply with current Health & Safety legislation, and are for your safety as well as that of other participants and the Society officers who have organised the event.

Members aged under 16 must be accompanied on Society fieldtrips by an adult.

Some events have an attendance charge, indicated where known. An additional daily membership charge of £3 is levied for attendance by those who are not existing Members of the Shropshire Geological Society, although this will usually be offset against the fee for becoming a full Member should you then decide to join the Society on the day.


Please note that, whilst open to all Society Members, the Rockhops (marked in purple) are primarily intended for Members who are beginners to geology.

Wednesday 13 July 2016: evening Rockhop: Corndon and Hyssington ice age scars to be led by David Pannett. Booking to reserve a place and obtain joining instructions from David Pannett; e-mail: jessicapannett @; telephone: 01743 850 773

Saturday 10 September 2016: day meeting: Titterstone Clee from Carboniferous Limestone to Coal Measures to be led by Andrew Jenkinson. Booking to reserve a place and obtain joining instructions from Andrew Jenkinson; email: andrew @; telephone: 01938 820 764


SGS Lectures

Generally held in the Conference Room of the Shropshire Wildlife Trust HQ in Abbey Foregate, opposite the Abbey and adjacent to the large public car park with free evening parking (after 6 pm), commencing at 7.00pm for 7.30pm.

(a nominal charge is levied for attendance by non-Members)

Wednesday 8 March 2017: A topic related to igneous processes (exact title tba) (guest speaker: Paul Olver, Committee Member of the Geologists' Association)

Wednesday 11 October 2017: Re-interpretation of the Ediacaran fauna on Longmynd as gas bubbles (guest speaker: Latha Menon of Oxford University)

Wednesday 14 February 2018: 7.00pm start: AGM followed by reports on the Society's field trips, rock hops and field work projects and a talk by one of the committee members. In 2016 this was ably given by Martin Carruthers. It was entitled “Darwin’s Delights” and concerned part of a National Curriculum module for year 6 (9-10 year olds). This introduced fossils & evolution and has recently been developed following a request to the SGS for help from a local school. Note that the AGM has now moved from December to February.



Other Shropshire Meetings

Below is a list of events organised by other societies that may be of interest to Members. Note that a charge may be levied for attendance. Prior booking is recommended - contact details are shown where known. Details of the organisations are also listed here.

Various dates throughout the summer 2017: Rocks that make the Landscape: walks led by local geologists to places such as Cardingmill Valley - details 01694 722 631 - in association with the Shropshire Hills AONB (fee payable; for details click here)

February 2018: Darwin Festival organised by the Shropshire Wildlife Trust (click here for details); until 2015 there was also a programme organised by a bespoke committee, but it no longer appears to be active (click here for details).

Saturday & Sunday 9 & 10 September 2017: Open Day at Snailbeach Mine (click here for details, including other events)



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If you would like to inform the Society of any other meetings, please send an email to the Newsletter Editor at: pertam @  (do not include any spaces).