Welcome to the BCGS website.
The Black Country Geological Society is based in Dudley, West Midlands, England and is an Affiliated Society of the Geologists’ Association. The Society was formed in 1975 and has, since then, maintained a strong active membership. Our members come from all backgrounds and include interested amateurs, professional geologists, teachers, and students of all ages.
The Society holds regular meetings to listen to invited lecturers each month with these indoor meetings taking place during the winter on a Monday evening. We also hold monthly field meetings on Saturdays or Sundays during the summer. Geoconservation days are also arranged during the winter months, where members help to clear vegetation from overgrown local geological sites. Members receive a newsletter every 2 months with articles of geological interest and details of what’s happening around our region.
The Society is a partner with Dudley Museums Service, Sandwell Museums Service and Wolverhampton Arts and Museums Service in managing Geology Matters, the website which showcases the geology of the Black Country and beyond.
The Society welcomes guests and new members, and there is a small admittance charge of £1.00 for events, so come and try us out. It is advisable to contact us before attending in case of last minute schedule changes.
Stop Press: BCGS member Alan Clewlow, who runs Volcanic Experiences, has recently been interviewed on Canadian Broadcasting Co. radio about the recent eruption on White Island in New Zealand. If you would like to hear his interview it is available by going to: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/surreal-feeling-as-cruise-ship-awaits-news-of-missing-in-new-zealand-eruption-says-canadian-tourist-1.5390588 Alan’s interview starts at about 6 minutes into the clip.