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 12 December 2021.
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 January–February 2022
17 January (1 event)
Indoor Meeting: West Midlands National Park
Indoor Meeting: West Midlands National Park 7.30 -
Monday 17 January 2022 (Indoor Meeting): 'West Midlands National Park'. Speaker: Kathryn Moore, Professor of Landscape architecture, Birmingham City University, and Director of the WMNP project. 'The Project seeks to establish a new kind of National Park for the West Midlands. This immense rolling landscape, the crucible of the industrial revolution, the nexus of the UK’s major agricultural regions, with its complex infrastructure of canals, highways and byways married to some of the most beautiful, forgotten areas in Britain awaits a re-imagining for millions of people with the creation of a West Midland National Park'.
Geoconservation Day at the Wren's Nest 10.30 - 2.30
Saturday 5 February (Geoconservation Day): Wren's Nest. Directed by the reserve wardens. Meet at 10.30 at the Warden's office, at the end of Fossil View (the road into the new housing estate, site of the former Mons Hill College). Parking 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.
Monday 21 February (Zoom Meeting): 'The Rocks That Don't Belong'. Speaker: Dr. Martha Johnson, University of Highlands and Islands, Orkney. This talk will explore the geological basis for understanding the rock at the Ness of Brodgar, Orkney. All stone is rock but most rock is not stone. In the index or glossary of most geology texts there is no listing for stone. Conversely, in most archaeology texts, there is no listing for rock. 'The Rocks That Don't Belong' research project is investigating the non-structural, non-tool rocks recovered from the Late Neolithic site, the Ness of Brodgar, Orkney.