Events diary

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


View over the River Clyde, the site of the Glasgow Observatory.

The British Geological Survey is calling for members of the science community to get in touch with their requests for samples from the first UK Geoenergy Observatories boreholes.

This call covers:

  1. Core and core barrel fluid samples preserved for geomicrobiology studies from borehole GGC01 drilled at Dalmarnock in late 2018
  2. Core material from borehole GGC01 drilled at Dalmarnock in late 2018. Approved requests will access the core via a sampling party at BGS Keyworth in Autumn 2019 (date TBC)
  3. Cuttings (rock chip) material from mine water and environmental boreholes to be drilled at GGERFS01, 02, 03, 05 Cuningar Loop in 2019. The material is likely to be available from late Autumn 2019
  4. Groundwater samples and geomicrobiology filter samples from the Cuningar Loop mine water and environmental baseline boreholes taken at the same time as the BGS monthly sampling round until March 2020
  5. Surface water samples taken at the same time as the BGS monthly sampling round until March 2020
  6. Pre-drill soil geomicrobiology samples

Scientists interested in acquiring samples for the Glasgow site should visit the UK Geoenergy Observatories website for full details of this sample call.



31st May 2019

Minerals in a Sustainable Future

A one-day meeting is being held in the De la Beche Conference Suite at BGS Keyworth on 13th June.

Provisional Programme:
8:30 - Morning SEM session for interested delegates
9:30 - Registration
10:00 - Welcome
10:15 - First Keynote talk followed by morning talks session
12:15 - Lunch with poster viewing/networking
13:15 - Afternoon talks session
15:30 - Afternoon tea/coffee and poster viewing/judging
16:00 - Second Keynote talk
16:30 - Student prizes
16:45 - Meeting close and afternoon SEM session for those interested

Delegate registrations = £10

Presenting students = free

Further information, including details on how to register to attend.



08:30 – 16:45 13th Jun 2019

BGS Open Day 2013

Save the day! The British Geological Survey at Keyworth are planning an open day on Saturday 12 October 2019.

Celebrating Earth Science Week, the open day will follow the international theme of 'Geoscience is for everyone', emphasising the importance of the geosciences in the lives of all people.

The day will comprise of lots of hands-on activities, talks and tours to demonstrate the new technology and data we use to deliver world-leading research, in sensing, understanding and predicting the Earth’s behaviour.

Further event details to follow



10:00 – 16:00 12th Oct 2019