Events diary

Lectures, conferences, seminars, exhibitions and workshops presented by BGS, or hosted at a BGS site. For past events view events as calendar

Women in Energy 2015

The first 'Women in Energy' conference, held at the University of Warwick in October 2014, was inspirational and uplifting – and we hope to repeat this triumph. The speakers, women with successful careers in science and engineering, shared their extensive experience and extended the knowledge of the audience on the wide range of careers in energy. The British Geological Survey (BGS) is pleased to organise and host the next conference in this series, partnered by the Midlands Energy Consortium (MEC).

This conference is free to attend. Register now.
Contact Lauren Selby at
More information and provisional programme now available.

09:00 – 17:30 30th Apr 2015

field trip

A fabulous weekend of events is taking place over the May Bank Holiday weekend (2nd – 3rd May) in Bangor and Newtownards, County Down, about the history, heritage and legacy of lead mining at the Whitespots and Conlig Mines. Join the Mining Heritage Trust of Ireland for the launch of an exhibition, a seminar featuring historians, geologists, heritage practitioners and environmentalists and a guided field trip. Book your ticket to the launch of the exhibition and seminar at the North Down Museum, Bangor on Eventbrite. There is a nominal charge of €7 (£5) for the launch event, which includes refreshments and attendance at the talks.

More information

18:00 2nd – 13:30 3rd May 2015

3D visualisation

Please come and visit the BGS stand at Geobusiness. We will be demonstrating GeoVisionary, a world-leading geoscientific information system for visualisation and interpretation of geoscience datasets in a virtual reality environment. GeoVisionary is the result of collaboration between the British Geological Survey (BGS) and Virtalis that enables geoscientists to visualise, analyse, interpret and share large datasets seamlessly in an immersive, real-time environment. Geobusiness combines a central trade exhibition featuring 118 exhibitors showcasing the latest geospatial technology and services, and a packed conference programme of cutting-edge keynotes and presentations plus 96 commercial workshops.

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26th – 27th May 2015

BGS Open Day 2013

The British Geological Survey will hold its next Open Day at its Environmental Science Centre in Keyworth on Saturday 27 June 2013 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

We are planning a packed day illustrating the wide scope and applications of our research activities.

There will be something for rock lovers of all ages — from newbies to experienced earth scientists.

What are our open days like? Look at our 2013 Open Day page

10:00 – 16:00 27th Jun 2015

Lake District, ©

11th EURO-conference on Holistic rock physics: integrating theory, observation and applications in space and time.

University of Cumbria, Ambleside, Lake District, UK


Conference sessions will include fault healing/sealing, time-dependent deformation, hydration/dehydration in crustal rocks, induced seismicity, scaling relations, and fluid driven fracture mechanics. A field trip to outcrops of the Borrowdale Volcanic Group will be arranged during the conference week.

First circular

Second circular

We expect to release a second circular and a conference website in February 2015. At that time we expect to provide further information, including participant fees and reduced rates for students.

6th – 11th Sep 2015