Events diary

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


GeoWeek logo

Some 4000 people graduate with geoscience-related degrees across the UK every year, so this means that there must be 150 000 or more geoscientists across the whole country. If even a fraction of this number of people could become involved in geoscience outreach in their own areas, we could bring geoscience awareness to more people across the UK than ever before.

The Earth Science Education Forum (ESEF) approached as many geoscience organisations across the country as possible to encourage them to become involved in an initiative, and thus GeoWeek was born.

GeoWeek seeks to introduce as many members of the public to geoscience as possible, mainly through outdoor activities such as urban, rural or coastal fieldwork.

Go to www.bgs.ac.uk/geoweek/ for more information.



5th – 13th May 2018

Giant Climate Through Time map

To celebrate Geoweek, our geologists will take you on a 600 million-year journey down the Geological Walk at the British Geological Survey at Keyworth.

The Geological Walk consists of natural stone paving laid out to represent the different geological time periods; from Cambrian to Quaternary

Look at the evidence in the rocks and using some giant maps learn about plate tectonics, climate change and the rock-forming processes that have shaped the British Isles. Examine the fossil evidence and learn what it shows about past climates.

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13:00 – 15:00 9th May 2018

Giant Climate Through Time map

To celebrate Geoweek, our geologists will take you on a 600 million-year journey down the Geological Walk at the British Geological Survey at Keyworth.

The Geological Walk consists of natural stone paving laid out to represent the different geological time periods; from Cambrian to Quaternary

Look at the evidence in the rocks and using some giant maps learn about plate tectonics, climate change and the rock-forming processes that have shaped the British Isles. Examine the fossil evidence and learn what it shows about past climates.

Every step of the way tells a different story: starting from a period before life began through to the last great ice age, along the way encountering forbidding deserts, tropical seas and lands that dinosaurs roamed.

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13:00 – 15:00 10th May 2018

RFG 2018 Conference

The Resources for Future Generations (RFG) conference to be held in June 2018 in Vancouver, Canada has confirmed our technical session RS26: Three-Dimensional Geological Modelling for Sustainable Resource Development.

Three-dimensional geological models are increasingly used as tools to facilitate the communication of complex subsurface geological relationships, identify resources and support science-based decision making. The session welcomes resource-focussed contributions on 3D modelling methodology, standards, and local, regional and national case studies from explorers, industry, regulators, geological surveys and other institutions.

The session is organized by a global team of scientists, if you have any questions please get in touch with us, our contact details are below.

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How to submit your abstract



16th – 21st Jun 2018

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Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Zambia.

Organised by: Professor Maseke (Chair) and Dr Moola Mutondo – Copperbelt University, Dr Godfrey Sakala – Zambia Agriculture Research Institute, Dr Michael Watts – British Geological Survey.

Themes include Urban & Industrial Development, Agriculture, Health and Technologies.

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2nd – 7th Jul 2018

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The Extractive Industry Geology (EIG) conference is one of the longest running and keenly anticipated events in the UK minerals calendar. Organised by a passionate volunteer band 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 industrial rocks and minerals, including those involved in geology, hydrogeology, geotechnical engineering, restoration and after-use, reserves and resources and quarry design and planning.

The 2018 conference includes two days of presentations on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th September at Durham University. It is preceded and followed by field excursions to local and regional extractive industry sites on Wednesday 12th and Saturday 15th September.

Convenor: Nick Horsley

Email: nick.horsley@mineralproducts.org

Website: www.eigconferences.com



12th – 14th Sep 2018

GSA 2018
Field Trip submission deadline 1 December 2017.
Sessions and Short Courses deadline 1 February 2018.
Abstract Deadline 14 August 2018.
Meeting Dates 4-7 November 2018 Indianapolis, Indiana.


4th – 7th Nov 2018

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'Role of geological science in the decarbonisation of power production, heat, transport and industry'.
In the UK and elsewhere, decarbonisation of power production, industry, transport and heating to meet climate change targets is a major challenge, and one that intrinsically involves the subsurface and geoscience.

This major conference will examine the role that geoscience will play including in energy storage, batteries, carbon abatement and heat production.

The conference will host national experts from industry, academia, and government to look at the geological and reservoir engineering aspects of the problem. The main objective will be to identify the high level barriers to progress and the main science questions – and begin a roadmap to solve the problems.



21st – 23rd Jan 2019