Affiliated and Local Groups

Affiliated Groups

Properly constituted Societies which have interests consistent with the objectives of the Geologists’ Association may apply to the Council for Affiliate status, that offers benefit such as reduced insurance premiums.

Local Groups
Members resident outside London may request recognition as a Local Group, provided there are at least twelve participating GA Members in their group. Local Groups benefit in various ways, for example insurance cover for fieldtrips, free advertising space in the GA Magazine and access to GA grants for special events

Please contact the GA Office for further details on the above and the list below can be downloaded here.

 

map of groups

 

 

 

 

 

1. Scotland
2. North East
3. North West
4. Yorkshire & Humberside
5. East Midlands
6. Eastern England
7. London
8. South East
9. South West
10. West Midlands
11. Wales
12. Ireland
13. Britain-wide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Scotland

Edinburgh Geological Society (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Email: secretary@edinburghgeolsoc.org
Web:www.edinburghgeolsoc.org

Geological Society of Glasgow (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Email: geolsocglas@uk2.net
Web: www.geologyglasgow.org.uk

 

2. North East

North Eastern Geological Society (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Email: negsec@gmail.com
Web: www.northeast-geolsoc.50megs.com

 

3. North West

Cumberland Geological Society
(Affiliated Society of the GA)
Email: cumbgeol@fsmail.net
Web:www.cumberland-geol-soc.org.uk/

Lancashire Local Group of the GA, incorporating GeoLancashire (responsible for Local Geodiversity Sites) (Local Group of the GA)
For LLGGA:
Email: lgga.info@gmail.com
Web: www.lancashire-geologists.co.uk
For GeoLancashire:
Email: info@geolancashire.org.uk
Web: www.geolancashire.org.uk

Lancashire Group of the Geologists’ Association (Local Group of the GA)
Email: lgga.info@gmail.com
Web: www.lancashire-geologists.co.uk

Liverpool Geological Society (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Email: lgsjoecrossley@hotmail.com
Web: www.liverpoolgeologicalsociety.org.uk/index.php

Manchester Geological Association (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Email: secretary@mangeolassoc.org.uk
Web: www.mangeolassoc.org.uk

Westmorland Geological Society (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Email: info@westmorlandgeolsoc.co.uk
Web: www.westmorlandgeolsoc.co.uk

 

4. Yorkshire & Humberside

Huddersfield Geology Group (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Contact: Julie Earnshaw
Email: earniehome@ntlword.com
Web: www.huddersfieldgeology.org.uk

Hull Geological Society (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Email: secretary@hullgeolsoc.org.uk
Web: www.hullgeolsoc.org.uk

Leeds Geological Association (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Email: lga@brigstocke.myzen.co.uk
Web: www.leedsga.org.uk

Kingston Lapidary Gem & Mineral Society (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Mr G I Bulmer
3 Southern Drive
Anlaby Park
Kingston Upon Hull
Tel: 01482 506281
Email: gordonandwendy@gandwbulm

Mid Week Geology Group in Yorkshire (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Email: mwggyorkshire@virginmedia.com
Web: http://mwggyorkshire.webspace.virginmedia.com/

York Geology Club (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Mark Gibson
53 Hall Road
Little Preston
Swillington, Leeds
LS26 8UT

Yorkshire Geological Society (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Paul Hildreth
Email: PandA_Hildreth@hotmail.com
Web: www.yorksgeolsoc.org.uk

 

5. East Midlands

East Midlands Geological Society
(Affiliated Society of the GA)
Email: secretary@emgs.org.uk
Web: www.emgs.org.uk

Leicester Literary & Philosophical Society – Geology Section (C) (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Chairman: Joanne Norris
Email: j.e.norris@ntlworld.com
Web: www.charnia.org.uk

Milton Keynes Geological Society (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Email: mkgeosoc@aol.com
Web: www.mkgeosoc.org

Peak Lapidary & Mineral Society (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Secretary: Bill Derbyshire
Email: brollies@sky.com
Web: http://web.onetel.net.uk/~thedannatts/PLMS/Index.html

South Peak Geology Field Group (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Patricia Leake
patricia@peakcustomers.co.uk

Stamford & District Geological Society (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Email: chairman@stamfordgeolsoc.org.uk
Web: www.stamfordgeolsoc.org.uk

 

6. Eastern England

Cambridgeshire Geology Club (Local Group of the GA)
Email: cambs.geology.club@hotmail.co.uk
Web: www.cambridgeshiregeologyclub.org.uk

East Herts Geology Club (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Email: info@ehgc.co.uk
Web: www.ehgc.org.uk

Essex Rock and Mineral Society (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Secretary: Ros Smith
Email:rossmith.rga@btinternet.com
Web: www.erms.org

Friends of the Sedgwick Museum (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Mr P.T. Rutter
Email: PRutter@hpb.co.uk
Web: www.sedgwickmuseum.org/activities/friends.html

Geological Society of Norfolk (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Mr Martin Warren
Email: martin.warren@talktalk.net
Web: www.norfolkgeology.co.uk

Hertfordshire Geological Society (Local Group of the GA)
Secretary: Lesley Exton
Email: Lesley.exton@googlemail.com
Web: www.hertsgeolsoc.ology.org.uk

Norfolk Mineral & Lapidary Society (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Secretary: Colin Lansdell
Email: clansdell@btinternet.com
http://norfolkminandlapsoc.homestead.com/

Oxford Clay Working Group (Affiliated Society of the GA) also in South East
Mr Mark Wildman,
Tel: 07732 555397
Email: saurian@live.co.uk

The Sedgwick Club (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Ms Susan Conway
Earth Sciences Dept.
University of Cambridge
Downing Street
Cambridge
CB2 3EQ
Email: sedgwick@esc.cam.ac.uk

 

7. London

Amateur Geological Society (N. London) (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Julia Daniels (Secretary)
Tel: 020 8346 1056
Email: starfields@tiscali.co.uk

Croydon Natural History & Scientific Society (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Mr P. Sowan
96A Brighton Road
South Croydon
CR2 6AD
Web: www.greig51.freeserve.co.uk/cnhss/

Harrow & Hillingdon Geological Society (Local Group of the GA)
Jean Sippy
Tel: 020 8422 1859
Web: www.hhgs.org.uk

The Kirkaldy Society (Local Group of the GA) also in Britain-wide
David Greenwood
Email: kirksoc@sky.com.

Ravensbourne Geological Society (Local Group of the GA) also in South East Region
Chair: Sheila Reid
Email: s.reid380@ntlworld.com
Secretary: Carole McCarthy
Email: cmccarthy@talktalk.net
Web: www.ravensbourne-geology.org.uk

Sidcup Lapidary & Mineral Society (Affiliated Society of the GA) also in South East Region
Mrs Carol McCarthy
Email: cmccarthy@talktalk.net
Web Site: www.sidcuplapminsoc.org.uk

 

8. South East

Berkshire Geoconservation Group
(Affiliated Society of the GA)
Email: lesley@berksgeoconservation.org.uk
Web: www.berksgeoconservation.org.uk

Brighton & Hove Geological Society (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Email: john.cooper@brighton-hove.gov.uk
Web: www.bhgs.org

Bucks Earth Heritage Group (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Mike Palmer
Email: mpalmer@buckscc.gov.uk
Web: www.bucksgeology.org.uk

Farnham Geological Society (Local Group of the GA)
Email: secretary@farnhamgeosoc.org.uk
Web: www.farnhamgeosoc.org.uk

GeoConservation Kent (Affiliated Society of the GA)
E-mail: hannah.cook@kmbrc.org.uk
Web: www.kentrigs.org.uk

Geological Society of the Isle of Wight (Local Group of the GA)
Email: info@gsiw.co.uk
Web: www.gsiw.co.uk

Winchester Geology Society (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Web: https://wites.google.com/site/winchestergeology society/
Email: wincestergeosociety@gmail.com

Hastings & District Geological Society (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Ken Brooks (Chairman)
Diana Williams (Secretary)
Email: Iggyken@aol.com
Web: http://hastingsgeology.btck.co.uk/

Horsham Geological Field Club (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Email: horsham.geological.field.club@gmail.com
Web: www.hgfc.uwclub.net

Kent Geologists' Group (Local Group of the GA)
Email: John@kgg.org.uk
Web: www.kgg.org.uk

Medway Fossil & Mineral Society (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Tony Mitchell (Chairman)
Email: aa.mitchell@btinternet.com
Web: www.mlms.org.uk

Mole Valley Geological Society (Local Group of the GA)
Acting Hon Sec. : Clare Hill c/o r.selley@btinternet.com
Web:http://www.mvgs.org.uk/

Newbury Geological Study Group (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Mr Mike Weideli
Email: mike@lfield.co.uk
Web: www.ngsg.org.uk

Oxford Clay Working Group (Affiliated Society of the GA) also in Eastern Region
Mr Mark Wildman
Tel: 07732 555397
Email: saurian@live.co.uk

Oxford Geology Group (Local Group of the GA)
Email: secretary@oxgg.org.uk
Web: www.oxgg.org.uk

Oxfordshire Geology Trust (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Email:contact@oxfordshiregt.org
Web: www.oxfordshiregt.org

Ravensbourne Geological Society (Local Group of the GA) also in London Region
Chair: Sheila Reid
email: s.reid380@ntlworld.com
Secretary: Carole McCarthy
Email: cmccarthy@talktalk.net
Web:www.ravensbourne-geology.org.uk

Reading Geological Society (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Email: rgs.secretary@btinternet.com
Web: www.readinggeology.org.uk

Sidcup Lapidary & Mineral Society (Affiliated Society of the GA) also in London Region
Mrs Carol McCarthy
Email: cmccarthy@talktalk.net
Web Site: www.sidcuplapminsoc.org.uk

Southampton Geology (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Lewis Woods
Email: sotongeo1977@talktalk.net

Southampton Mineral & Fossil Society (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Email: enquiry@sotonminfoss.org.uk
Website: www.sotonminfoss.org.uk

West Sussex Geological Society (Local Group of the GA)
Mrs Betty Steel
Email: kande16@talktalk.net
Web: www.wsgs.org.uk

 

9. South West

Avon RIGS
(Affiliated Society of the GA)
Email: info@avonrigs.org.uk
Web: www.avonrigs.org.uk

Bath Geological Society (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Email: bathgeolsoc@bath.ac.uk
Web: www.bathgeolsoc.org.uk

Bristol Naturalists Society (Geology Section) (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Email: info@bristolnats.org.uk
Web: www.bristolnats.org.uk/geology

Carn Brea Mining Society (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Mr David Blight (Secretary)
Tel: 01209 216640
Web: www.carnbreaminingsociety.co.uk

Cheltenham Mineral & Geological Society (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Mr John E. Cooper
Email: cmgs@hotmail.co.uk
Web: http://cmgs.yolasite.com/

Devon RIGS Group (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Email: info@devonrigs.org.uk
Web: www.devonrigs.org.uk

Devonshire Association, Geology Section (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Email: devonshireassoc@btinternet.com
Web: www.devonassoc.org.uk

Dorset Geologists' Association Group (Local Group of the GA)
Doreen Smith (Events/Newsletter Editor/Web Pages)
Email: heldon47@btinternet.com
Kelvin Huff, Secretary
Email: kelvin.huff@tesco.net
Web: http://dorsetgeologistsassociation.com

Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Email: jenny@dorsetcountymuseum.org
Web: www.dorsetcountymuseum.org

The Jurassic Coast (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Mr Richard Edmonds
World Heritage Team
Environmental Services Directorate
Dorset County Council
Dorchester
DT1 1XJ
Tel: 01305 224477
Email: r.edmonds@dorset-cc.gov.uk
Web: www.jurassiccoast.com

Plymouth Mineral & Mining Club (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Mr Deric Munro
Email: dericmunro@ic24.net
Web: www.denul.net/pmmc

Royal Geological Society of Cornwall (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Email: secretary@rgsc.org.uk
Web: www.rgsc.org.uk

Ussher Society (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Email: secretary@ussher.org.uk
Web: www.ussher.org.uk

West of England Group of the Geologists’ Association (Local Group of the GA)
Email: secretary@wega.org.uk
Web: www.wega.org.uk

 

10. West Midlands

Black Country Geological Society
(Affiliated Society of the GA)
Email: secretary@bcgs.info
Web: www.bcgs.info

North Staffordshire Group of the Geologists’ Association (Local Group of the GA)
Eileen Fraser
Email: fraser@fraserco.co.uk
Web:www.esci.keele.ac.uk/nsgga

Shropshire Geological Society (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Mary Steer
Email: mary.steer1@btopenworld.com
Web:www.shropshiregeology.org.uk

Warwickshire Geological Conservation Group (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Email: wgcg@live.ac.uk
Web: www.wgcg.co.uk

Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club Geology Section (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Paul Olver
Email: paulolver@hotmail.com
Web: www.woolhopeclub.org.uk

 

11. Wales

Gwynedd & Mon RIGS (AWRG)
(Affiliated Society of the GA)
Dr Margaret Wood
College Llansadwrn
Menai Bridge
Anglesey
LL59 5SN
Tel:01248 810287
Email: college@btinternet.com

Mid Wales Geology Club (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Mr B Bagley
Tel: 01686 412679
Web: www.midwalesgeology.org.uk

North East Wales RIGS (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Mr J. Underwood
100 Llanwrst Road
Colwyn Bay
Conwy
LL28 5UT
Tel: 01492 533459
Email: c.burek@chester.ac.uk

North Wales Geology Association (Local Group of the GA) (Cymdeithas Daeareg Gogledd Cymru)
Jonathan Wilkins,
Chairman
Email: wilkins@ampyx.org.uk
Web: www.ampyx.org.uk/cdgc

South Wales Geologists’ Association (Local Group of the GA)
(Cymdeithas y Daearegwyr - Grŵp De Cymru) c/o Geology Dept.,
National Museum Wales,
Cardiff CF10 3NP
Email: secretary@swga.org.uk
Web: www.swga.org.uk

 

12. Ireland

Belfast Geologists’ Society
(Affiliated Society of the GA)
Email: belfastgeologists@live.co.uk
Web: www.belfastgeologists.org.uk

Earth Science 2000 (ESK2) (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Dr Kirstin Lemon (Secretary)
Email: Kirstin.Lemon@fermanagh.gov.uk
Web: www.habitas.org.uk/es2k

 

13. Britain-wide

British Micromount Society
(Affiliated Society of the GA)
Chairman: Martin Stolworthy
Email: martin.stolworthy@btinternet.com
Web: http://britishmicromountsociety.homestead.com/index.html

The Dinosaur Society (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Email: editor@dinosaursociety.com
Web: www.dinosaursociety.com

Earth Science Teachers Association (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Mr M. Tuke
Email: miketuke@btinternet.com
Web: www.esta-uk.net

Geologists’ Association (parent organisation)
Burlington House
Piccadilly
London
W1J 0DU
Tel: 020 7434 9298
Email:sarah@geologistsassociation.org.uk
Web: www.geologistsassociation.org.uk

The Kirkaldy Society (Local Group of the GA) also in London Region
David Greenwood
Email: kirksoc@sky.com

Open University Geological Society (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Mr D Cameron
Email: secretary@ougs.org
Web: www.OUGS.org

Rockwatch (the Junior Club of the GA)
Burlington House
Piccadilly
London
W1J 0DU
Tel: 0207 734 5398
Email Geraldine Marshall: rockwatchatga@btinternet.com
Web: www.rockwatch.org.uk

The Russell Society (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Email: secretary@russellsoc.org
Web: www.russellsoc.org

Tertiary Research Group (Affiliated Society of the GA)
Mr David J Ward
Email: david@fossil.ws
Web: www.trg.org