Below is a calendar of archived events the society has held since they began being posted online in 2012. archive
Additional event detail and reports are available to members in our Proceedings and the society library or by request.

Thursday, August 29, 2019
Sedimentary Structures in Sandstones of Whitehaven Harbor
Starts: 18:00 - 20:00

Leader: Margaret Bennett

Meet at 6pm in car park between Tesco and the north wall of Whitehaven Harbour NX972186.

We will finish at about 8pm and hope to then extend the occasion for those who want to with a meal at a local pub/restaurant.

Sunday, September 8, 2019
Structures in the Carboniferous around Brough and North Stainmore
Starts: 10:30

Leader, Noel Pearson

Meet at 10.30 Helbeck Quarry, NY 799157 (take road east from Brough).

Total walking distance 5-6 km around 3 locations on paths and open fell with 100-200m ascent

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Scotland’s Jurassic Park: The Isle of Skye and New Fossil Discoveries
Starts: 19:30

Winter Lecture by Dr Challands, Edinburgh University

Sandgate Room, Penrith Methodist Church, Wordsworth Street, Penrith, CA11 7QY

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
From Plates to Cityscapes – geological impacts in modern urban settings, lessons from Southeast Asia
Starts: 19:30

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
Starts: 19:30

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
Starts: 19:30

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
Starts: 19:30

Winter Lecture by Dr Dunning, Newcastle University

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

Dr. Dunning from Newcastle University will talk about rockfalls and their significance in the landscape.   He was monitory the Rock of Tremaine at Castle Rock before its spectacular fall last winter and will include this in his talk which promises to be very interesting.
This is a joint meeting with Carlisle Natural History Society in the very comfortable lecture theatre at Tullie House and everyone is most welcome.
The Devonshire Road (Castle car park) car park next to the Castle closes at 8pm. Parking needs to be around the Tullie House roads or in one of the other car parks that remain open in the evenings e.g. West Walls car park.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Climate Change Debate/Discussion
Starts: 19:30


The purpose of the meeting is to explore the scientific evidence for and against the significance of anthropogenically induced climate change.
After thirty-minute contributions from two speakers there will be time for members of the audience to ask questions and contribute to the discussion.


Ashley Francis
Managing Director, Earthworks Environment & Resources Ltd
Ashley is a geophysicist and geostatistician whose 35-year career has encompassed world-wide experience of exploration, development and production geophysics. He has also consulted to the nuclear and engineering sectors on subsurface description and uncertainty.
Ashley will talk about the implausibility and inconsistency of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change science case and strong evidence indicating how natural trends have either been ignored or conflated.

Terry Sloan
Emeritus Professor of Physics, Lancaster University
Terry is a particle physicist with an interest in the science of global warming. He gave an optional course for physics undergraduates on global warming which formed the basis of an online book ‘Introductory climate science: global warming explained’ published in 2016. He has published papers on the possible links between cosmic rays, cloud formation and climate change.
Terry will talk about the physics of the greenhouse gases and why our increased use of fossil fuels will lead to global warming and ultimately a change to the climate.

Given that both speakers have an interest in the role that cosmic ray input might have on   the natural variability of the climate, this subject, even if it is not covered in their talks, is  very likely to be raised during the discussion session.

Monday, March 9, 2020 - Monday, March 16, 2020
Residential Week: Isle of Skye
Starts: 00:00

Organised by Susan Beale

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Starts: 19:30

AGM and President’s Address

Friends’ Meeting House, Kirkgate, Cockermouth, CA139PH

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