11 January
How did plesiosaurs view the world?
With comments on Polyptychodon
Dr R Benson, Oxford University

8 February
A Quaternary mega-flood in the English Channel: The UK's first BREXIT
Dr J Collier, Imperial College, London

 8 March
Venus unveiled
Dr P Mason Imperial College, London.

March/April Date t.b.a.
Visit to the Mullard Space Laboratory

12 April
Building the arthropod evolutionary tree
Dr G Edgecombe,
Natural History Museum, London

10 May
Stepping into Britain, the early human occupation of Europe
Professor N Ashton
The British Museum, London

May 25
Tour of London building stones
Dr A Los

2 June
The 2nd geo-viticultural field trip.
Lower Cretaceous vineyards of the Weald
Leader: Dr M Eller

14 June
Summer Soirée
Practical workshop studying
Lower Cretaceous wines

21/22nd July
Devil’s Punchbowl geo-picnic
(Date depending on the weather forecast)

19th August
Geology of St Barnabas church,
Ranmore Common - & picnic tea too
Professor R Selley

13 September note change of lecture
The Birth, Life & Death of the River Mole
Professor R Selley

15 September (3.00pm)
Extraordinary women geologists: from Mary Anning to now
Dr Christopher Duffin

20-23 September
Field trip to North Devon
Leader: Dr M Eller

11 October
Annual General Meeting & Annual Dinner
(N.B. 7.30 sharp start for dinner @ 8.00)

8 November
The Anthropocene:
A New Geological Epoch Driven by Human Impacts
Dr C Summmerhayes, Cambridge University

13 December
Christmas Soirée:

Members’ Evening of mini-lectures, mulled wine & mince pies.


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MVGS meetings

Lecture meetings are held in the Dorking United Reformed Church Follett Hall; access off Church Street & West Street, (ample adjacent parking). Sat Nav Postcodes for parking on Map.

Anything of geological interest can be displayed on a table at any of the meetings. Please bring along specimens of interest for display, discussion or maybe for identification.

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.

Link to map of meeting location

Larger map at the bottom of this page.

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