Events diary

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

Doors Open Day programme
The Lyell Centre opens its doors to the public, as part of the Doors Open Day programme.

Robots, smartphone microscopes, a marine touch tank, dinosaurs and a 3D visualisation suite are just some of the amazing things you can encounter, when Scotland’s marine and earth science centre opens its doors!

BGS and Heriot-Watt University scientists will be on hand to chat about their research, and there will be a variety of short talks plus lots of hands-on activities to get involved with.

Attendance at talks can be booked at the venue on the day. There will also be tours of the new robotic assisted living lab!

Doors Open Days is coordinated nationally by the Scottish Civic Trust. It runs throughout Scotland every September as part of European Heritage Days. For more information see or

Free parking.

Suitable for all ages.

10:00 – 16:00 29th 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


The aim of this short course is to allow PhD students (non–experts) to gain an understanding of the use of stable isotopes in Earth and Life sciences, through lectures and workshops. The course location this year is SUERC, Rankine Avenue, Scottish Enterprise Technology Park, East Kilbride, UK from 6–7 November 2018. Course presenters include Angela Lamb, Andi Smith and Jack Lacey from the BGS.

Please contact Jason Newton for further details.

6th – 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

Geological Society

4D Subsurface Modelling: Predicting the Future

The Geological Society, Burlington House 20–21 February 2019

As geoscientists, we strive for an integrated view of the Earth beneath our feet. Yet, barriers are created by technical disciplines, prevailing methods and data availability. This unique workshop examines what can be gained from building shared models through time and how challenges that lie in their way can be overcome.

Call for abstracts deadline: 30th September 2018

20th – 21st Feb 2019