Upcoming Events

Events are open to non-members who wish to try out the society.

What can I expect?  Have a look at the following slideshow with images from David Powell.

Booking for events is normally not required.

For outdoor excursions you will need to sign a risk assessment awareness form for each excursion you attend. You are expected to be responsible for your own safety. Please ensure you bring appropriate clothing, footwear and food. Excursions can take anything from 2 hours to all day. Locations can be isolated and exposed on difficult and rough terrain. Check the website for last moment changes or cancellations and sign up for email alerts.

Presentations and lectures start at the advertised time so please arrive a little earlier. Refreshments are served if they are available.

Also, please share cars wherever possible.

If you wish to organize an event send a message to our coordinator who will be happy to help.

To stay up to date with new events and changes to current ones subscribe to our free emailing list on this page. You do not need to be a society member for this and your email address will not be used for any other purposes.

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Wednesday 26th September 2018
  • Mass extinctions: Looking down not up.

    Starts: 19:30

    Location: Ullswater Room , Penrith Methodist Chu rch, Wordsworth Street, Penrith, CA11 7QY

    Description:

    Prof. David Harper, University of Durham


Wednesday 10th October 2018
  • Unstable ground? An engineering geologist’s view of hazards and risks.

    Starts: 19:30

    Location: Friends’ Meet ing House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ

    Description:

    Mr. David Shilston, Technical Director, Atkins.


Wednesday 14th November 2018
  • Exploring a newly-formed mid-ocean ridge in the Equatorial Pacific - challenges and some answers.

    Starts: 19:30

    Location: Braithwaite Institute, on A66 at Braithwaite , Keswick, CA12 5RY

    Description:

    Prof Joe Cann

    Prof. Cann was on a scientific expedition in April/May this year exploring the Pacific Ocean floor and this will be the first presentation of the science from that expedition.


Wednesday 12th December 2018
  • Members’ Evening

    Starts: 19:30

    Location: Friends’ Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ

Wednesday 23rd January 2019
  • New advances in understandin g the British and Irish Ice Sheet with particular reference to Cumbria

    Starts: 19:30

    Location: T ullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Castle Street, Carlisle CA3 8TP

    Description:

    Prof. David Evans,

    Durham University
    Joint meeting with Carlisle Natural History Society


Wednesday 27th February 2019
  • Exceptional Preservation of Dinosaur Eggs and Embryos fr om the Upper Cretaceous of Henan Province, People’s Republic of China

    Starts: 19:30

    Location: Venue to be confirmed

    Description:

    Dr.
    John Nudds,
    Manchester University


Wednesday 13th March 2019
  • AGM and President’s talk

    Starts: 19:30


    Description:

    Friends’ Meeting House, Kirkgate, Cockermouth, CA14 9PH