Black Country Geological Society’s indoor meetings will be held during the winter months at the Abbey Room at the Dudley Archives, Tipton Road, Dudley, DY1 4SQ.
Unless otherwise stated, the Abbey Room and Zoom meetings will normally open at 7.30pm and lectures commence at 8.00pm.
Those wishing to attend field or geoconservation meetings please contact our Field Secretary (email address on the Contacts page).
Any non-members wishing to attend our virtual meetings should contact our Meetings Secretary for instructions (email address on the Contacts page).
Other contact details are also available on our Contact us page.
Updated 15 September 2022.
Members please check your email for any last minute changes.
Recordings of some of our virtual talks can be found on our YouTube channel.
Events in September–October 2022
7 September (1 event)
Evening Field Meeting - The Geology of the Rowley Hills Geosite
Evening Field Meeting - The Geology of the Rowley Hills Geosite 6.30 -
Wednesday 7 September (Evening Field Meeting): The Geology of the Rowley Hills Geosite, Sandwell, led by Graham Worton. Meet at 6.30 in the lay-by roadside parking on Darby's Hill Road, B69 1SG, (grid ref: SO 96704 89278). This evening walk will take in the views, look at exposures of the famous 'Rowley Ragstone' at the Blue Rock Quarry Geosite, and some millennium Geoart installations. Joint meeting with the Geological Society, West Midlands Regional Group.
The Building Stones of Birmingham - Trail 3 'Around the Shops'
The Building Stones of Birmingham - Trail 3 'Around the Shops' 11.00 - 12.30
Monday 12 September (Field Meeting): The Building Stones of Birmingham - Trail 3 'Around the Shops', led by Julie Schroder. 11.00 - 12.30. Meet at the Bull Statue, Rotunda Square, St. Martin's Walk. This is the first BCGS guided walk on this trail since the leaflet was published in 2021. It is a Birmingham Heritage Week event. Click here for more information and booking.
Sunday 18 September: Walk around the Stiperstones, led by Albert Benghiat (Chair, Shropshire Geological Society). Joint trip with Lickey Hills Geo-Champions. Meet at 10.30 at the car park arrowed on the map: GR: SO 3697 9768. The walk is 8km with 188m of ascent. Bring a packed lunch, and clothing for rough ground and exposed hillsides. This walk is an opportunity to compare the Palaeozoic quartzites of the Lickey Hills, with those exposed at the Stiperstones. Finish by 4.00. There are still a few places remaining. To book, contact Ray Pratt: firstname.lastname@example.org
Geoconservation Day at the Wren's Nest 10.30 - 2.30
Saturday 8 October (Geoconservation Day): Wren's Nest. Directed by the reserve wardens. Meet at 10.30 at the wardens' office at the end of Fossil View, off Wren's Hill Road (GR: SO 93699 92118). Park along Fossil View. The day will involve scrub clearance. Bring gloves, stout footwear and packed lunch. Wardens will provide tools, hard hats if necessary and a hot drink. Finish around 2.30.