Events diary

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

BGS staff member Michael Stephenson

Professor Mike Stephenson, Director of Science and Technology at the BGS, will be a keynote speaker at the ‘Next steps for the unconventional oil and gas market in the UK’ conference in Westminster on 4th April 2019. This timely conference, chaired by Lord Truscott, will focus on policy and planning, key infrastructure challenges, environmental standards and assurances, and community and stakeholder engagement.

Further details on the Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum website:

Next steps for the unconventional oil and gas market in the UK

4th Apr 2019

Nottingham Park sandstone tunnel

Hidden within the developed urban environment of Nottingham City are a number of exceptional geological outcrops.  These outcrops provide us with a ‘window’ into the area’s geological heritage, telling a story of huge ancient rivers flowing within hot arid desert-like landscapes.

This free expert guided tour will visit two outcrops in the city at Nottingham Castle and Park Tunnel.  Using these fantastic exposures of sandstone we will introduce you to the geology of the Triassic Period and demonstrate the many features that geologists use to delve into, and interpret the Earth’s past environments. 

The tour will also provide an insight into how this ancient geological landscape still impacts our modern city some ~240 million years later...


  • Meet near the Robin Hood Statue at the side of Nottingham Castle just off Castle Road.
  • Limited to 25 places – contact Dr Oliver Wakefield
  • Completely Free
  • Duration: 3 – 4 hours
  • Option to include a stop at the ‘Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem’ to discuss the geology over a drink
  • Download the tour poster

11:00 – 14:00 4th May 2019

CO2GeoNet logo
Applications invited for the second Spring School on CO2 Geological Storage. An intensive one-week course for PhD students and post-docs with an interest in CO2 storage. The course will be held 23 – 29th May 2019 at Hontomin, Spain. Application deadline 3rd January.

22nd – 29th May 2019