WINTER PROGRAMME 2020-2021 2020 Monday 19th October 2020 Dr. Mike Simms AS OLD AS THE HILLS? THE CHRONOLOGY OF CAVES AND THEIR LANDSCAPES. Followed by live Q&A. 7:30 pm Also ... Mike has produced a blog describing his favourite fossils - to see this <click here> Monday 2nd November 2020 Peter McConvey OSM Environmental Consulting BELFAST – GEOLOGY, JOBS AND GINGER ALE          <details> A short tour of turn of the 20th Century Belfast via the deep well logs of the 1904 Belfast Geology Memoir. 7:30 pm Monday 16th November 2020 Dr. Al Kennedy A VERY OBSERVABLE CURIOSITY: THE GIANT'S CAUSEWAY AND SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY NATURAL PHILOSOPHY. Monday 14th December 2020 Dr. Paula Grgich                                                                <details> PPROTECTING RECREATION: A COMPARISON OF THE GEOTECHNICAL AND MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES AT BLACKHEAD PATH AND THE GOBBINS COASTAL FOOTPATH. Monday 21st December 2020 BGS XMAS EVENING To welcome in the festive season we are holding an informal evening entertainment. We will start with a quiz courtesy of Phyllis Turkington, followed by 2 short presentations - Ray Preston on geological tales from Canada and Ian Enlander on the implications of geological processes on wildlife in New Zealand. Feel free to have a bottle and nibbles on hand. 2021 Monday 18th January 2021 Dr. Mike Simms (NMNI) METEORITES AND THE SOLAR SYSTEM                      <details> Monday 15th February 2021 Professor Jennifer McKinley (QUB)                                <details> MEDICAL GEOLOGY: PEOPLE, PLACE AND HEALTH Monday 1st March 2021 Tim Fogg (Rope Access Specialists) ADVENTURES IN ROCK                                                  <details> Monday 15th March 2021                                                Dr Rob Raine (GSNI)                                                        <details> A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING - A POTTED GEOLOGICAL HISTORY OF NORTHERN IRELAND - Monday 19th April 2021 Presented by the Geological Society Northern Ireland Regional Group: Dr. Mike Simms HUNTING FOR AN IMPACT CRATER IN SCOTLAND 6:30 pm followed by: BELFAST GEOLOGISTS’ SOCIETY  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 7:30 pm For details and agenda see News page. With no change to Covid restrictions, BGS Committee have decided to continue with the Zoom-based lecture programme through to June. Should we be in a position to resume field excursions, we will let you know. Check BGS website for updates. For information on the forthcoming lectures, please see Summer page. All other meetings will be in the Lecture Theatre, Ulster Museum, Stranmillis Road, Belfast. All lectures start at 7:30 pm unless otherwise stated. Because of Covid restrictions all lectures will be disseminated using Zoom or YouTube for the foreseeable future. back to top Home NEWS Winter Summer Links Resources Archive About Contact Galleries