Summer 2021, with reduced problems with Covid, gave us the opportunity to run three Field Trips:-

  • On  Saturday, July 17, Louis Golightley led an excursion to explore a most unusual structure that is exposed just in the Scottish Borders. (The location is approximately 2 miles NW of Carter Bar)

  • On August 21st. Ian Kille led a trip is to original sites of the Whin Sill . 

  • And on 19th September Karl led a trip onto consider the enigmatic Burtreeford disturbance in upper Weardale. 


All trips were successful - no serious problems with weather, Covid, or any of the other potential disasters that we had to be aware of.

And that ended the Summer Programme for 2021.

The Winter Lecture programme is being organised by Professor Foulger as usual, but after some discussion it was decided that while there is a risk of Covid Restrictions we will offer lectures on  Zoom.

This gives us some advantages, to compensate for the lack of being present 'in person' - Gillian has been able to make use of contacts worldwide.  Our first lecture (29th October) was from Prof Robert Smith in Utah.  He gave a very interesting talk on the Yellowstone Hotspot.

The details of the program will be updated as they become available - please go to our "Winter Program" page. Part of the 2021-22 Winter Program is now available.

Instruction will be provided for accessing and using Zoom if anyone is not familiar with it. It really is very simple.

We appreciate that members will be disappointed at the absence of a post-meeting social, but lecturers from around the world should be an adequate compensation. 

Details of meetings of our sister organisation the Yorkshire Geological Society are available on their site at 


Two useful Field Guides (Northumbria and Yorkshire) have recently been made available in digital form on the BGS site. 

See our Local Geology page for details and links 

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