Events diary

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


58th Irish Geological Research Meeting 2015

The 58th Irish Geological Research Meeting will be held in the Ulster Museum, Belfast, over the weekend of the 20th-22nd February 2015.

Registration, as always, is free.



20th – 22nd Feb 2015

Carbon dioxide molecules

Hosted by BGS this meeting will give interested partners and researchers an opportunity to learn more about the scientific objectives behind the ‘GlaciStore’ bid to the IODP for scientific drilling from Norwegian and UKCCSRC bid proponents.

Researchers interested in joining the science party for IODP, if the bid is successful, will also be able to find out more information.

This is a half-day meeting to be held on Friday 27th February 2015, 1000 to 1300, at British Geological Survey, Murchison House, Edinburgh EH9 3LA.

This event is free to attend but due to limited space registration is essential. Deadline for registration, via the link in the title, is 5th February 2015.



10:00 – 13:00 27th Feb 2015

Family Fun Day @BGS Keyworth, Saturday 21 March 2015

The British Geological Survey will open its doors to the general public for its 13th annual Family Fun Day on Saturday 21 March 2015, between 10am and 4pm.

This free event, celebrating British Science Week (formerly National Science & Engineering Week), will be held at our conference venue at Keyworth.

There will be BGS displays, talks, tours and lots of hands-on activities for children and adults; expertly supported by Rockwatch

Please fill in the online form to register for this event.



10:00 – 16:00 21st Mar 2015

Past Global Changes

This workshop constitutes the first meeting of the group members and other interested parties. It aims to identify both existing data and gaps in current research to create a meta-database. Priorities for analysis will be identified as will themes for subsequent meetings.

A detailed agenda for this meeting will follow in due course.



22nd – 24th Apr 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, ©iStockphoto.com/Khrizmo

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

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 – 10th Sep 2015