Unfortunately, during the Covid-19 crisis we are not able to hold meetings at Cavendish Hall. We plan to hold online meetings while social distancing rules are in force. Please check this page for updates.
N.B. As we have had to cancel our meeting on Wednesday May 13th we will be unable to hold our AGM then. However, in line with our constitutional requirements and with the current uncertainties, we are still holding our AGM in May but this will be carried out by a combination of on-line, email and postal information. We are keeping all members fully informed by mail / email.
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.
27th May 2020

Venue: Online
Members have been informed by post / email
Please note change of date:
AGM has been rescheduled

To be rescheduled:
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.
To be rescheduled:
June Monthly Meeting
Microbes to Marrows

Talk by Jane Tubb (East Herts Geology Club)

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.

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.

To be rescheduled:
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

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.

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

Online meetings are being planned during social distancing restrictions

27 May: AGM (details have been sent to members)

To be rescheduled: Platinum - Its Mineralogy, Extraction and Applications
Talk by Bruce Rimmer (AGS)

12 August: Members evening

Usual 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.