Events diary

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

Coal mine temperature measurements
The water within old mine networks is a thermal resource that can contribute to decarbonising heating. The UK’s industrial heritage has led to many urban areas being under mined and presents the opportunity to turn this industrial legacy into a green resource. A few small schemes have been developed over the years, but the opportunity is now there for significant development.
A one day symposium to discuss mine water heating and cooling has been organised by the British Geological Survey, The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and IEA Geothermal at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh on the 22nd April 2020. All those considering the potential of mine water for heating and cooling will find it of relevance. The symposium will discuss the nature of the resource, UK experiences from installed schemes, opportunities especially when combined with district heating and what future schemes might look like. Registration is free at

22nd Apr 2020

Ancaster, Wilsford Quarry

The Extractive Industry Geology (EIG) conference is one of the longest running and most keenly anticipated events in the UK minerals industry calendar. Organised by a passionate volunteer group of professionals representing all aspects of the industry, this is one conference that anyone connected to UK minerals should not miss!

The EIG Conference is the principal event for sharing knowledge, scientific research and good practice in the field of applied geology within the UK minerals industry. This event is for geo-professionals associated with the extraction of minerals, including those involved in geology, hydrogeology, geotechnical engineering, restoration and after-use, reserves and resources and quarry design and planning.

The 2020 conference includes 2–days of presentations on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th July at the Peter Chalk Centre, University of Exeter and will feature the key note Ansel Dunham lecture. The conference is preceded and followed by field excursions to local and regional extractive industry sites on Wednesday 8th and Saturday 11th July.

Convenor: Teresa Brown Email:


11th Jul 2020