Events diary

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


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

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


22nd – 25th Oct 2017

Monitoring methane in groundwater
You’re invited to a community event to hear about an exciting energy research project proposed in your area.


30th Oct 2017

Aerial photograph

The biggest business event of the year in Rushcliffe returns to the venue of the British Geological Survey in Keyworth in 2017.

Delegates will have plenty of time for informal networking among potential new customers and suppliers and the opportunity to visit numerous display stands hosted by local and national businesses. There will also be a high quality line-up of top speakers offering insights and helpful tips into running successful businesses and encouraging business growth.



1st Nov 2017

Geological Society Careers Day

The Geological Society Nottingham Career and Industry Day is an essential meeting place for geoscience students and the geoscience industry. The day will include short career and industry presentations covering different areas of geology and academia.

There will be an exhibition consisting of industry and professional bodies, and higher education institutions promoting MSc and PhD programmes. There will also be a CV and careers workshop running alongside the talks, and a drinks reception at the end of the day.

More information and registration



8th Nov 2017

Enhancing regional water security in semi-arid regions through improved metropolitan design.

We are now inviting Early Career Researchers from the UK and Mexico to apply to attend this workshop. Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Newton Researcher Links programme.

Location: Casa de la Ciudad, Oaxaca, Mexico.

More information and application form

Application deadline: 18 August 2017.



14th – 17th Nov 2017

Prof Mike Stephenson

Mike Stephenson will be discussing with the poet Prof. Iggy McGovern, the different approaches of palaeontologists and poets to the natural world, focusing on the bog bodies of the National Museum of Ireland, and the poems of Seamus Heaney. What can scientists learn from poets about communication?

More information and registration:



17:30 15th Nov 2017

Monitoring methane in groundwater
You’re invited to a community event to hear about an exciting energy research project proposed in your area.


16th Nov 2017

UnEarthed logo

BGS as part of NERC, will be exhibiting at UnEarthed, which is a free interactive science showcase for everyone.

Can we make the air we breathe better for us? Can we make natural disasters less disastrous? What can we do to get more food out of the same soil? How can we generate energy for the future?

Come to our free event at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh and meet people on a daily quest to answer the biggest questions on Earth.

We'll have loads of exhibits, people to meet and things to do. Find out how the sea makes a wave, see if you can stop a flood and have a check to see who else is living in your clothes...

Environmental science isn't just about the planet. It's about your world.



17th – 19th Nov 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