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Festival of Geology

FESTIVAL OF GEOLOGY - Saturday 4 November 2023

The Festival of Geology – brought to you by the Geologists’ Association – takes place in November every year and this year it’s happening on Saturday 4th November. Here’s a run down of  the itinerary:

Date: Saturday, November 4, 2023

Location: University College, Gower Street, London

Admission: Free

Time: 10:30 am to 4:30 pm

Day 1: Saturday, November 4, 2023

Festival Day 1 Itinerary – Saturday 4th November

  • 10:30 am – 4:30 pm: Festival doors open to the public
  • Children’s Activities with Rockwatch: Engage the young geologists with fun and educational activities.
  • Lecture: Join Dr. Leanne Hughes from the BGS for a unique talk on “The Geology of Hogwarts.”
  • Exhibitors: Explore a wide array of geological displays and activities from museums, universities, and geological societies.
  • Fossil & Mineral Displays: Marvel at the beauty of ancient fossils and minerals.
  • Books & Maps: Discover a collection of geological books and maps.
  • Photographic Competition Entries: Admire stunning geological photographs submitted by talented individuals.
  • Geological Artists, Ceramicists & Jewellery Makers: See the artistic side of geology through creative works.
  • Adult Workshops: Participate in workshops and discussions for geological enthusiasts.
  • Mary Anning Model: Get a close look at a model dedicated to the legendary paleontologist.
  • Special Exhibition: Explore the most important maps in the history of geology, “The Smith and Greenough Maps.”

Field Trips Day 2 Itinerary – Sunday 5th November

Location: Various geological sites of interest in and around London.

Field Trip Options: Participate in guided field trips to places such as the Albert Memorial, Crystal Palace Dinosaurs, and The Westbourne.

Booking: Field trip bookings can be made at the Festival or in advance via the festival website.

Don’t Miss Out! Visit the official Festival of Geology website for more details and updates.

Join us for an exciting weekend of geological exploration and discovery at the Festival of Geology 2023. We look forward to celebrating all things geological with you!

International Geodiversity Day Partnership in 2022

In 2022 as a special first the Festival partnered with International Geodiversity Day on 6th October 2022. Local Geology Association (GA) Groups hosted events online and in places around the UK to experience geology and some conservation work at local sites, and Rockwatch showcased the perspectives of children and young people and their understanding of geodiversity in a short film of entries submitted as part of the annual Rockwatch Rockstars Competition.