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.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
From Plates to Cityscapes – geological impacts in modern urban settings, lessons from Southeast Asia

Winter Lecture by Dr Graham Leslie, BGS Edinburgh

Egremont Room at Kirkgate, Arts Centre, Kirkgate, Cockermouth, CA13 9PJ

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Underground Carbon Storage: the key to mitigating climate change

Winter Lecture by Prof. Andy Chadwick BGS Hon. Professor, University of Edinburgh

St. Benedict’s School, Red Lonning, Whitehaven, CA28 8UG

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Member’s Evening

Winter  Event

Member’s Evening

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

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
From small rockfalls to entire mountainside collapses –how landslides shape the landscape and pose a (growing?) risk

Winter Lecture by Dr Dunning, Newcastle University

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Castle Street, Carlisle CA3 8TP

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Climate Change Debate/Discussion

with Terence Sloan, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Lancaster University and Howard Dewhirst, FGS

Harvey Davies Room, Braithwaite Institute, Braithwaite, CA12 5RY

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

AGM and President’s Address

Friends’ Meeting House, Kirkgate, Cockermouth, CA139PH

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