Events diary

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


Lerwick Observatory Open Days 2017
Time: 7pm - 8pm
Location: Shetland Museum and Archives

Dr Alan Thomson, head of Geomagnetism at the British Geological Survey will give a lecture "Lerwick Magnetic Observatory:A Tale of Shetland, the Earth's Magnetism, Oil and the Northern Lights".



19:00 – 21:00 30th Jun 2017

Lerwick observatory Open Days 2017
Time: 10am - 5pm
Location: Shetland Museum and Archives

Join staff from the British Geological Survey to learn more about aurora and earthquakes.

Come to Shetland Museum and Archives to sign up on the day for a tour of the nearby Lerwick Observatory.



10:00 – 17:00 1st Jul 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

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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

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

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

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