Formed in 1973, the Society's aim is to advance public appreciation of geology by observation, discussion, field studies, research, illustrated talks and exhibitions. Memberships embraces all age groups from 16 years upwards, regardless of gender or race, and includes those with widely diversified interests. We have a lively program of meetings held on the second Wednesday of each month at the Cavendish Pavilion, Eastcote, Middlesex. Exhibitions at locations throughout the London Boroughs of Harrow and Hillingdon, and elsewhere, give members an opportunity to display aspects of their particular interests and their collections. We also have a good field trip programme to suit all tastes.
Postponed: Date TBA
Maidstone Museum
Field Trip

Venue: Maidstone Museums
St. Faith's Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1LH

Details to follow.

Maidstone Museum
The museum has an extensive fossil collection, not all of which is on display. We hope to have a special viewing of a fossil discovered by HHGS member Jackie Gill.
N.B. This meeting is cancelled due to health concerns and restrictions
08 April 2020
Monthly Meeting



Venue:
Cavendish Hall, Field End Road, Eastcote, Middx HA4 9PG

Doors open at 7.30pm, talk at 8pm followed by coffee.
Non-members welcome (£3 entry). Children 14+ must be accompanied.

Professor Jim Rose
Quaternary Rivers and Glaciers in Midland and Eastern England – conflicting views and observable evidence -
This talk has been rescheduled to April 2021

Royal Holloway website

Jim Rose holds the Murchison Award and the Victoria Medal of the Royal Geographical Society and the Coke Medal of the Geological Society of London. He is a Scientific Advisor to Natural England. His research interests cover a wide range of Quaternary science including climate and environmental change through the Last interglacial/ Last glacial in Europe, environmental change and Human occupance of Britain.
10 June 2020
Monthly Meeting

Microbes to Marrows

Talk by Jane Tubb (East Herts Geology Club)

Venue:
Cavendish Hall, Field End Road, Eastcote, Middx HA4 9PG

Doors open at 7.30pm, talk at 8pm followed by coffee.
Non-members welcome (£3 entry). Children 14+ must be accompanied.

Jane Tubb

Jane is a member of another local geology group, the East Herts Geology Club.
http://ehgc.org.uk/

Her talk will focus on the evolution of plants and flowers from the first evidence of life 3.8 billion years ago.

She has previously given a talk to HHGS on the topic of Hertfordshire Puddingstone.

26-29 June 2020
Black Country Geopark
Field Trip


The Black Country is one of the world’s classic areas of geology. Its past ancient environments of shallow tropical limestone seas, vast steaming swamp forests, scorching deserts and frozen icy wastelands created the very varied patchwork of rock types and geological structures that we can see and explore today.
Black Country Geopark
Dudley-Wolverhampton, West Midlands
https://blackcountrygeopark.dudley.gov.uk/bcg/

Date TBA 2020
Conservation Day
at Harefield Pit SSSI

The Society assists in the clearance and preservation of Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) such as this old quarry face in the borough of Hillingdon.

Venue:
Harefield Pit, Church Hill, Harefield, Middx

Volunteers needed to clear the path leading to the old quarry face

Harefield Pit SSSI
A small conserved section of one of the large chalk quarries adjacent to the Colne River now landfilled. The pitl provides a key section in the London Basin to observe a sequence of rocks from the top of the Chalk (70 million years old), through sand to the London Clay (58 million years old). Mainly the chalk was quarried for use in the manufacture of cement; the sand and clay were also utilised for brickmaking.
2nd Wednesday of month
Monthly Meetings

N.B. Meetings may be cancelled due to health concerns and coronavirus restrictions

13 May: AGM

10 June: Microbes to Marrows
Talk by Jane Tubb (East Herts Geology Club)

08 July: Platinum - Its Mineralogy, Extraction and Applications
Talk by Bruce Rimmer (AGS)

12 August: Members evening

Venue:
Cavendish Hall, Field End Road, Eastcote, Middx HA4 9PG

Doors open at 7.30pm, talk at 8pm followed by coffee.
Non-members welcome (£3 entry). Children 14+ must be accompanied.
THE SOCIETY ALWAYS WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS, WHATEVER THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF THE SUBJECT.
VISITORS ARE WELCOME TO OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS AND YOU CAN JOIN THE SOCIETY THERE.