About the Edinburgh Geological Society

The Edinburgh Geological Society was founded in 1834 with the aim of stimulating public interest in geology and the advancement of geological knowledge.

Throughout its history the Society has seen major changes in geological thinking, from Darwin’s theories of evolution to modern ideas on plate tectonics. The Society still seeks to stimulate public interest and advance geological knowledge, and offers a range of facilities to members including lectures, excursions, publications and the maintenance of a geological library.

Membership of the Society is open to all with an interest in geology and who share the aims of the Society.

Who Are We? What Do We Do?

The Edinburgh Geological Society is one of the UK’s foremost geological societies. We organise a full and varied programme of excursions and lectures that bring together everyone from complete beginners to professional geologists interested in exploring the geology of Scotland and beyond.  >> more details.

Join the Society

Most people join as Ordinary Fellows, but there are special rates for family members, students, juniors and Fellows of the Glasgow Geological Society.  >> more details.


2018-2019 Autumn 2018
2017-2018 Autumn 2017 Spring 2018
2016-2017 Autumn 2016 Spring 2017

Annual Reports & AGM Minutes

2016-2017 (pdf file, 1.7 MB)
2015-2016 (pdf file, 531 KB)
2014-2015 (pdf file, 531 KB)
2013-2014 (pdf file, 361 KB)
2012-2013 (pdf file,370 KB)
2011-2012 (pdf file, 207 KB)
2010-2011 (pdf file, 838 KB)
2009-2010 (pdf file, 239 KB)
2008-2009 (pdf file, 386 KB)
2007-2008 (pdf file, 298KB)
2006-2007 (Word file, 429KB)
Minutes of AGM 7 February 2018
Minutes of AGM 25 January 2017
Minutes of AGM 27 January 2016
Minutes of AGM 28 January 2015
Minutes of AGM 29 January 2014
Minutes of AGM 30 January 2013
Minutes of AGM 18 January 2012
Minutes of AGM 19 January 2011
Minutes of AGM 20 January 2010
Minutes of AGM 26 November 2008


We have published the obituaries of many Fellows over the years, most recently within our Annual Reports. >> A number of obituaries are available here.

Laws of the Society (link)

Data Protection Policy (link)