Meetings and Events for 2024
Earth Discovery Sessions Monthly Lectures Field Trips Exhibitions
About HHGS (our members)
Earth Discovery Sessions at Brunel University
Earth Discovery Sessions
We are fortunate to have been invited to meet at Brunel University four times per year, and this is generally on a Tuesday afternoon, 2-4pm (check Events List for planned dates). We welcome anyone who is interested (16+) to join us for these themed discovery sessions. Our members bring specimens from their collections, there are poster displays, lighthearted activities and refreshments!

There is no charge but it is essential to register. Just email to express your interest and we will send joining instructions.

Discovery Highlights

Look out for our Discovery sessions coming in 2024: March 5th, June 4th, September 3rd

Landscapes & Maps, Jan24
Match the maps to the landscapes

The map below shows where we can find chalk and clay locally in Hillingdon - the landscapes are very different.

Volcanoes Discovery in December
click above to see our Igneus Rock Gallery

This session featured volcanic regions of the world, rocks from Iceland and photos from Mauritius.
Rubies under UV light
Building Stones in November 23
click above for Uxbridge Building Stones presentation
Art Discovery in September 23
click above for Mineral Treasures video
Rocks Discovery in July
click above to see our Rock Galleries
This session featured rocks from our field trip to the Mendips and a new display of the Rock Cycle.
Industry Discovery in June 23
click above for Industry Display
Minerals Discovery in May 23
click above for video short
Fossils Discovery in April 23
click above for infosheet
Fossils session chatter
Fossils session fun
Monthly Lecture Meetings
Visitors are welcome to join a lecture free of charge (please contact us). Regular visitors will be asked to become members. We have kept our membership fees low to accommodate this.

Following Covid we decided to continue to provide lectures on Zoom as this has been very successful. We are able to invite guest speakers from anywhere in the world, our distance-members are able to join us and our less mobile members remain actively involved.
We have online agreements with other local geology groups to share Zoom links for lectures, which is an added benefit to our members.

2023 - UK UNESCO Global Geoparks lecture series
Raising awareness of the UK's spectacular geology.
Northwest Highlands (April 12th)
Fforest Fawr (June 10th)
Black Country (July 12th)
English Riviera (Sept 13th)
North Pennines (Oct 11th)
See some highlights of our
Geoparks lectures on YouTube.
Some slides from talks given at our monthly meetings
Join us on Zoom!
List of previous talks Reviews of previous talks
Zoom meetings are held at 8pm on the second Wednesday of the month. We invite expert speakers give illustrated talks on all aspects of geology, and answer our questions afterwards. A wide variety of topics are covered. Some of these meetings are discussion based and some include field reports.

Daytime meetings are held during the summer. Whenever possible we meet up at local places of interest to walk, chat, and look at geological features. Member's children, aged 14 upwards, can attend these meetings when accompanied by an adult.

Visitors are welcome!
(please contact us).
The Society always welcomes new members, whatever their knowledge of the subject.

Zoom link on request
Meetings/Events 2023