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Earth Sciences Geology

The Association of UK RIGS Groups

Membership organisation for RIGS (Regionally Important Geological and Geomorphological Sites) across the UK. Includes documentation related to the development strategy.

The Avon RIGS Group

Works to identify, survey, protect and promote geological and geomorphological sites in the area of the former County of Avon. Includes maps and newsletter.

Berkshire Geoconservation Group

A volunteer group working with local authorities, landowners and the general public to conserve the landscape and promote understanding of its geology and geodiversity.

British Geological Survey

Advises the UK government, industry, academia, and the public on the geosciences. Includes information about their research programmes, publications and products, with a section on education materials and popular geology.

Central Wales RIGS Group

Website locates and describes the regionally important geological sites of the central Wales region.


The geological section of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society offers a year-round range of activities for people interested in earth science.

COMET+ - Centre for the Observation and Modelling of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tectonics

A research group within the National Centre for Earth Observation, focused on earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and landslides. Describes their programmes, with resources for schools and the public, publications, news, and links.

Cornwall Geology

Works to conserve geological sites in the county; includes a guide to the area's geology and unusual features, a geological timeline, events, and suggested walks.

Craven and Pendle Geological Society

Features articles on local geology as well as details of the society's events and field trips.

Cumbria RIGS

Voluntary group which aims to identify new RIGS (regionally important geological sites) in Cumbria and to monitor existing ones. Includes geological map.

Dino Wight

A guide to the geology of the Isle of Wight, focussed on the dinosaur fossils found there. The is also an online shop, for tools and books.

Earth Heritage

An online magazine produced twice yearly to stimulate interest in a broad range of geological and landscape conservation issues within the UK and further afield. Current and past issues available to download in PDF format.

Earthquakes in the UK

Information about earthquakes, their frequency and strengh; also includes background on their cause, and details of UK monitoring stations.

East Midlands Geological Society

Containing photographs and reports from field trips plus details of forthcoming events; also includes articles on local geology.

Edinburgh Earth Observatory (EEO)

Part of Edinburgh University; a multidisciplinary research unit which provides a strategic focus and support base for the University's expertise in the geosciences.

Edinburgh Geological Society

Offers information on the society's lectures, excursions and publications, as well as a description of Edinburgh's geology.


An association for Regionally Important Geological/geomorphological Sites (RIGS) throughout the UK; describes their programmes to recognise and protect important Earth science and landscape features, with news, events, and contacts.

Geological Sites in Northern Ireland

A comprehensive guide to the area's geology and sites of geological interest, with a list of sites worth visiting.

The Geological Society of London

The oldest national geological society in the world; includes details of membership and publications, specialist and regional groups, events, and education and careers resources.

Geologists' Association

A forum for geologists and earth scientists, professional and amateur. Includes information about membership, meetings, events and field trips, publications, and affiliated local groups.

The Geologists’ Association

Formed for all geologists and earth scientists, professional and amateur; with details of their programme of lectures and scientific meetings, annual Festival of Geology, field trips., and publications.

Geology of the Wessex Coast of Southern England

Provides detailed location reports around the Wessex coast.

Geology Wales

Geologist and mineralogist presents research and articles on the geology and mineralogy of Wales, as well as an archive of severe weather photos.

Harrow and Hillingdon Geological Society

The aim of the Society is to advance public appreciation of geology by observation, discussion, field studies, research, illustrated talks and exhibitions.

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust

Aims to promote and protect the geological heritage of these two counties; includes details of local RIGS (regionally important geological sites) and information on the Geopark Way, plus educational resources.

Huddersfield Geology Group

Group of amateur geologists enthusiastic about exploring the geology of the Yorkshire Pennines.

Hull Geological Society

Specialises in the study of the rocks and fossils of East Yorkshire, the Yorkshire Coast and northern Lincolnshire.

Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3)

Formed from the merger of the Institute of Materials and the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy to promote and develop materials science and engineering, geology, mining and associated technologies. iom3

Introduction to Tektites

A British geologist and tektite collector provides a library of resources about these natural glass objects formed by the impact of large meteorites; includes a section on tektites in the UK.

James Hutton

Dedicated to James Hutton, considered the father of modern geology.

Landscapes of Scotland

Offers a detailed guide to the landscapes and underlying geological processes of Shetland, Orkney, Caithness, the Cairngorms, and East Lothian. Also includes a section covering research into Scottish sea levels.

Leeds Geological Association

Promotes interest in the geological sciences, with particular emphasis on the geology of the region. Includes their programme of meetings and field visits, articles on local geology and fossils, and membership details.

London Petrophysical Society

Organises a programme of meetings and seminars, and provides educational support in the field of the formation of petrochemical resources.

Manchester Geological Association

Details the outdoor events and indoor meetings of this association and provides newsletter, event listings and photographs.

North Eastern Geological Society

Provides information on local geology, newsletter and lectures.

North Staffordshire Group of the Geologists’ Association

Regional group of the Geologists’ Association in North Staffordshire.

North Wales Geology Association

A branch of the Geologists' Association; includes their programme of field trips exploring the geology of the area, and their winter talks covering geology around the world.

Northern Regional Group Of The Geological Society

Promotes effective communication between geoscientists in the region by providing a point of contact for regional geoscience professionals, where they can share knowledge and experience by participating in evening meetings, field trips and site visits.

Open University Geology Society

Support the study of Geology by providing opportunities for members to learn via field trips, talks, workshops and conferences.

Open University Geology Toolkit

Interactive geology toolkit, featuring a geology timeline, rock analyser, rock cycle, landscape features and safety tips.

Reading Geological Society

Offers the geological society's newsletter plus reports from field trips and meetings and information on future activities.

The Rhynie Chert

A learning and teaching resource based on the rock formation in northeast Scotland and its fossils. [University of Aberdeen].


The junior club of the Geologists' Association; provides information about membership, events nationwide and advice on becoming a rock or fossil collector.

Rotunda Geology Group

An active organisation closely associated with the Rotunda Museum in promoting the interests of geology in north east Yorkshire.

South Wales Geologists' Association

Promotes geology in South Wales through lectures, field meetings and publications; includes their programme, contacts, and links.

University of Aberdeen: Department of Geology and Petroleum Geology

A centre of geological training and research; includes details of courses and opportunities, their outreach work, professional training services, and a directory of links related to geology and petroleum.

West of England Geologists' Association

Developed from an extra-mural class in Geology in the 70s; describes their programme of lectures and excursions, with contacts.

Westmorland Geological Society

Open to anyone who is interested in Earth Sciences and no prior knowledge of the subject is required.

Wren's Nest National Nature Reserve

A guide to a classic geological site of exceptional international importance in the centre of Dudley; includes visitor information, and a guide to the reserve's wildlife and the range of fossils found there.

Yorkshire Mid Week Geology Group

Promotes the understanding and enjoyment of the geology of Yorkshire and beyond with geological rambles and education.

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