Lectures, Excursions & Events
- Scotland’s Jurassic Park: the Isle of Skye and new fossil discoveries by the PalAlba group (lecture)
Thu 12 Jan 2017 |19:30
- Making better use of the ground beneath our cities; the Glasgow experience is that it helps to ASK... (lecture)
Thu 9 Feb 2017 |19:30
- Soil in criminal investigations: investigation and evaluation in current and cold cases (lecture)
Thu 9 Mar 2017 |19:30
- An alternative fossil record: evidence for a deep biosphere in Scotland’s past (lecture)
Thu 20 Apr 2017 |19:30
- Morvern & Ardgour, Lochaber
Fri 21 Apr 2017 |12:00 - Mon 24 Apr 2017 |12:00
News and Features
- Project Manager for Scottish Geodiversity Forum
Scottish Geodiversity Forum is advertising for a freelance Project Manager for 25 days work from January to October 2017.
- Website for the Bearsden Shark
As part of its work to raise the profile of the famous fossil, the Bearsden Shark community group has created a website.
- Illustrated summary of November lecture available on website
An illustrated summary of November's lecture on cave deposits by Professor Ian Fairchild is now available on the website.
- Greenland rock formations could be oldest fossils on Earth
Structures discovered in 3.7-billion-year-old rocks in Greenland could be the earliest fossils ever found.
- Fossil Grove update
There have been encouraging developments in the campaign to improve the condition of the Fossil Grove SSSI.
Membership of the society provides:
- An annual programme of illustrated lectures of interest to both amateur and professional geologists
- Specialist-led field excursions to localities of geological significance
- Newsletters, society proceedings and the Scottish Journal of Geology
- Discount on books and published guides of geological interest
- Access to our own library and the University of Glasgow library
Welcome to the Geological Society of Glasgow
The Geological Society of Glasgow was founded in 1858 – the year that Darwin and Wallace presented the idea of Natural Selection!
Existing members will be familiar with the website. For newcomers, I would recommend the Local Rocks section. Here our website team have assembled an excellent introduction to the geology of the Glasgow area, with its diverse mixture of rocks and geological history.
The society has a programme of monthly lectures, running from October to May, on topics by leading experts in their fields. We also run field excursions from April to September.
Please feel free to attend our meetings. You will be made most welcome and at the social session following the lecture you can talk to the lecturer and meet society members. Perhaps you will decide to join us in the society. We look forward to meeting you.