Please use the Registration Form to express your interest in these events and obtain more information.

Fieldwork is an essential part of geology. Whether it is someone looking at rocks for the first time or people engaged in speciality research, the field element is essential.

It is recommended to register with the event's organiser so that you can be notified of any change, and to avoid events being over-subscribed. We will always try to contact anyone who has registered an interest in a trip in advance. If you have registered and find that you will not be able to attend please inform the event organiser to allow someone else to take your place.

Details of events more than two months ahead are provisional. None of the event descriptions here constitute a brochure under the Package Travel Regulations (1992).

Note that day field trips generally carry a charge of £3.00 to cover costs. Where an event carries an admission fee, more will be charged, and the amount should be made clear in the event details.

Upcoming daytrips

Details to follow.

Contact: John Lonergan


Contact: Sue Vernon


Contact: John Lonergan

Details to follow.

Contact: John Lonergan

The large Riddlesdown Chalk Quarry south of Croydon in the North Downs is the best location to examine chalk in the London area. Rory Mortimore drew up conservation plans some years ago and the City of London Corporation, who own the site, have implemented them very constructively including building steps up the spoil heap to examine one of the faces in detail.

Inevitably vegetation tends to take over, despite employing sheep, and rock falls from the cliff face have made the steps unusable. In 2016 and 2017 the London Geodiversity Partnership made the quarry the focus of its geoconservation efforts and will do so again this year. We will be advised and assisted by the City of London rangers. As before there will be an explanation of the geology of the site.

The day will start promptly at 10 am and finish about 4 pm. We will ask you to bring a packed lunch, stout gloves and boots. City of London Corporation will supply tools and tea/coffee. If any of you are interested, register with Alan Wilson and he will send full details nearer the time.

Contact: Alan Wilson