EGS Evening Lectures

Public Lectures are held on alternate Wednesday evenings during the winter. These are aimed at anyone with an interest in Earth science. Afterwards, you can enjoy a cup of tea and a chat with the speaker and fellow members of the Society.

Our varied programme of illustrated evening lectures runs from October to Easter, usually on Wednesday evenings at 7.30 pm.

They are open to the public free of charge, and visitors are welcome. The lectures usually take place in the Hutton Lecture Theatre in the Grant Institute of Geology, The King’s Buildings, James Hutton Road, Edinburgh EH9 3FE. Tea and biscuits, also at no charge, are served following the lecture in the Cockburn Museum of the Grant Institute.

Speakers and topics are carefully chosen to provide interest for both the amateur and professional geologist. These meetings also provide an informal opportunity to chat to other members, and find out more about geological sites from local experts. Each year, a celebrity lecture is given by a geologist of international repute, who is invited jointly by the Society and the Geological Society of Glasgow.  At the annual Fellows’ Night, members give accounts of their own geological interests, specimens or travels.

EGS Evening Lecture Programme 2018-2019

The lecture programme for 2018-2019 is just being finalised, full details will be posted here soon and the next newsletter will be distributed by post to all members in late September. The lectures will be on every second Wednesday from 10th October, restarting after the Christmas break on Wednesday 9th January 2019.

Wednesday 10 October 2018, 7.30pm Prof Roy Thompson, University of Edinburgh

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