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 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: email@example.com
More contact details are available on our Contact us page.
Updated 8 February 2021.
In line with the Government’s guidelines and the over-riding need to keep everyone safe, please note that all BCGS meetings will be held by Zoom for the foreseeable future. Our Meetings Secretary, Keith Elder, will contact members with more details in due course.
Members please check your email for any last minute changes.
Any non-members wishing to attend our virtual meetings should contact our Meetings Secretary for instructions (email address on the Contacts page).
Recordings of some of our virtual talks can be found on our YouTube channel.
Monday 15 February 2021 (Zoom Meeting): 'Atmospheric Cave Science'. Speaker: Professor Ian Fairchild, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham. Ian's talk will take us from caves and monitoring cave climates over time through the study of stalagmites, to the need for awareness about appropriate room ventilation i.e. CO2 levels. Recently this issue has been covered in the press with respect to Covid-19, and ventilation on aeroplanes and trains, so it is timely and also of interest in relation to underground spaces in the Black Country.
AGM followed by 'Silurian Rocks of the Dingle Peninsula'
AGM followed by 'Silurian Rocks of the Dingle Peninsula' 7.00 -
Monday 15 March (Zoom Meeting, 7.00 for 7.30 start): AGM followed by 'Silurian Rocks of the Dingle Peninsula'. Speaker: Ken Higgs, Emeritus Professor of Geology, University College Cork. Dudley and the Dingle Peninsula in Eire have much in common, sharing a common Silurian geology. Professor Ken Higgs was not only born in Dudley, but has also undertaken an extensive study of the geology of the Dingle Peninsula recently published as the 'Geology of the Dingle Peninsula' by the Geological Survey of Ireland. His illustrated talk will describe the Dingle Peninsula's dramatic 485 million year history of environmental and climate change.