Events diary

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

The coast around Lyme Regis and Charmouth is one of the most famous places in the world for fossils and we celebrate that each year with our fossil festival. This year’s theme is particularly ambitious; for the first time we look at our coast in a global context.
BGS's Clive Mitchell and Kirstin Lemon will be presenting 'In the beginning….Planet Earth 101'.

28th – 30th Apr 2017

The 2017 CO2GeoNet Open Forum and workshops will be hosted on San Servolo Island, Venice from 8–11 May. This year the theme is ‘Driving Carbon dioxide Capture and Storage towards implementation’ with sessions covering international perspectives on meeting CO2 emission reduction targets, decarbonising industry, new opportunities and synergies for CCS and building on practical experience.
More information and registration.

8th – 11th May 2017

Geological Survey of Northern Ireland (GSNI)
At the Newcastle Community Cinema as part of the Mourne International Walking. The launch will be followed by a guided walk on part of the Sieve Donard Walk and will include the Granite Trail.
Venue information

22nd Jun 2017

Open day 2017

The British Geological Survey will hold its next Open Day at its Environmental Science Centre in Keyworth on 1 July 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

We are planning a packed day of events that illustrate 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 1st Jul 2017


Stable Isotope Facility at the British Geological Survey, Keyworth, Nottingham

SIMSUG 2017 aims to be a stable isotope user group meeting that provides a dynamic forum for discussing state of the art approaches, methodologies and new applications in stable isotope research and mass spectrometry.

Presentations by early career researchers, including PhD students, are particularly welcome and keynote lectures will be interspersed throughout the presentations.

If you would like to attend, please register your interest by email

More information

5th – 7th Jul 2017

Geological Survey of Northern Ireland (GSNI)
Explore the many kilometres of rock core and chippings that we hold in our core store and see how these can be used to unravel the geological history of Northern Ireland’s subsurface.
Location details and map

10th Sep 2017

GSA 2017
Abstract deadline — 1 August 2017
Early registration deadline — 18 August 2017
Meeting dates — 22–25 September 2017 in Seattle, Washington.

22nd – 25th Sep 2017

Geological Survey of Northern Ireland (GSNI)
We're attempting to make a world record by creating our own earthquake in the Stormont Estate with the help of 10,000 school children from all the way across Northern Ireland.
Location details

12th Oct 2017

Geological Survey of Northern Ireland (GSNI)
In association with the Geological Society, we are hosting the annual geoconservation gathering at the Ulster Museum to celebrate the many good examples of conservation of Earth science in Northern Ireland.
Ulster museum location details

20th Oct 2017

Geological Survey of Northern Ireland (GSNI)
Sharing 70 years of public service, we aim to showcase the highlights of GSNI from throughout our seven decades. Starting with the surveying of the coalfields at Ballycastle and including the award-winning Tellus and Tellus Border projects we'll provide an opportunity to share in our successes and reflect on the achievements.
W5 Information

30th Nov 2017