WINTER EVENTS 2021 - 2022

The society normally arranges a series of lectures (given by professional or academic geologists) on geological or environmental topics in the winter months (October to March).  Once a year there is an event where members have the opportunity to give their own short talks or demonstrations to the rest of the society.

Anyone interested in joining the Society is welcome to attend a lecture or two as a visitor, to find out more about who we are and how we operate.  Just turn up - or contact us first to confirm subject, dates, times, etc.

Sadly, with the COVID pandemic, the Winter Program:-

  • was not completed in 2019-2020,

  • did not happen at all in 2020-21,

  • and is on Zoom in 2021-2022. 

To join a lecture, please use our contact page - an email will be sent to you with a link (subject to maximum numbers imposed by Zoom - currently 100, which should not be a problem)


Lectures were normally held at 7.30pm in the Arthur Holmes Lecture Theatre which is located at the Durham University Science Site on South Road.  The lecture theatre is in the Department of Chemistry and is downstairs from the Porters Lodge. 

We hope to resume this practice when the COVID pandemic ceases to be a major restriction.


Lectures, when we are able to resume normal practices, will be followed by tea and coffee to which all speakers, members and guests are cordially invited.


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Feb 2018: Problem just discovered, beyond our control.  The map above actually shows the way to the Calman Lecture Theatre.  The Arthur Holmes Lecture Theatre is nearby.  Go 100 metres East, 60 metres North, in through red doors and downstairs one level.

Winter Lecture Programme  2021 - 2022

On-going apologies for the format of this page - wi-fi problems are making this too slow for  a proper job.  This calendar has been inserted as an image and will be corrected later.
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First lecture for the WInter season - on Zoom. 
Numbers are currently limited to 100.

​29th October, 7:30 p. m.

Prof. Robert Smith of the University of Utah, Salt Lake City,
talked about
The Yellowstone Hotspot and the Anatomy of Old Faithful.

You need a link to access this lecture, which can be obtained from   Please don't leave it until the last minute!

Second Lecture for the Winter Season . . .

We are still on Zoom, and numbers are still limited to 100 - but that is 100 screens, if small groups wish to gather round one screen, that's up to them!

26th November, 7:30 p.m.

Prof. Alexander Peace of McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

will be talking about

Volcanic Passive Margins

You need a link to access this lecture, which can be obtained from   Please don't leave it until the last minute!