The Mole Valley Geological Society normally meets monthly for lectures, soirées and occasional field excursions to study the geology of the Mole Valley and beyond. Founded in 1979, the Society is a Local Group of the Geologists’ Association, founded in 1858. Visitors are very welcome. No previous geological knowledge is needed, just intense curiosity about the Earth and its history.


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8 -9 June 2019
MVGS 40th Birthday Geo-Extravaganza
(Please register for this event - see below)


2.10 Opening of the Geo-Extravaganza by Nick Pierpont. President of the Geologists’ Association
2.15 A brief history of the M.V.G.S.: The last 40 years. Professor R Selley. President & Chairman too
2.30 A brief history of Dorking: The last 400 million years. Dr M Eller. MVGS Vice-President: Field  
trips & fun.
3.15 Dorking’s first BREXIT: The day the English Channel opened. Professor S Gupta. Imperial
4.00. Tea & judging of the dinosaur cake competition with entries from Rose Wait & Mark Spence.
4.30 Dorking’s dinosaurs & sea monster. Dr S Maidment. Natural History Museum. London.
5.15 Seismic Surrey: Surrey earthquakes ancient & modern. Dr S Hicks. Southampton University
6.00 The geology of Mole Valley vineyards ancient & modern. Professor R Selley. Imperial College
- moving seamlessly into a practical workshop studying Mole Valley rocks & wine…….
8.00 Close

The hall will contain exhibits including the MVGS Foundation Document, minute books, illustrated field trip reports, and panels of the famous Cubitt Mineral Collection, courtesy of Dorking Museum.

ADMISSION: Due to a generous donation from the Geologists’ Association Wyley fund there is no charge for admission to the meeting on the 8th. But the Treasurer will gratefully accept donations on the day to cover the cost of refreshments. To assist catering please will delegates register with Clare Hill, MVGS outreach officer, on clare.hill@mybtinternet.com.


2.00 & 3.00 Tours of the geology of Dorking’s famous South Street Caves led by Jim Harvey and walks to study Dorking’s building stones, led by Mark Eller, and guided tours of the amazing Cubitt fossil & mineral collection in Dorking Museum, led by Richard Selley.

ADMISSION: The walks are free but places must be booked with Dr Mark Eller at Mark.eller@phonecoop.coop.

Places on the cave tours must be booked at Dorking Museum by emailing caves@dorkingmuseum.org.uk  with your name and how many tickets you wish to book. Payment will be £5 on the door.

Meetings are held in the Dorking United Reformed Church Follett Hall off Church Street & West Street, (ample adjacent parking). Postcode: RH4 1BS. Coffee & biscuits served from 7.30pm.  Lectures start at 8.00 and finish at about 9.30. Visitors are most welcome. Non-members as Guests £4.00 Children under 18 & students £1.00. These fees include complimentary tea or coffee and biscuits, sometimes even chocolate ones.



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Members on a field trip

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This website was established with a legacy from former MVGS member Philip Jenkins.