North Staffordshire Group of
the Geologists' Association



Welcome to the website of the North Staffordshire Group of the Geologists’ Association.

The NSGGA is the regional group of the Geologists’ Association in North Staffordshire.

Lecture meetings are held monthly during the autumn and winter, at 7.30pm in the William Smith Building at Keele University. Field meetings are held at approximately monthly intervals over the spring and summer.

Summer Field Programme 2016

NSGGA Weekend Field Trip : 13-15 May 2016
Leader: Dr Ian Stimpson.

Saturday 21 May : 10:30 – 15:30
Lion Salt Works, Northwich
Leaders: Diane Spivey & Nigel Cassidy : RGS-IBG with NSGGA.

Wednesday 15 June : 19:00 
Evening Walk Around Buxton
Leader: Albert Benghiat : NSGGA with EMGS

Saturday 23 July 2016 : 10:30
Day Trip to Brassington Area.
Leader: Jim Riding (BGS).

Sunday 11th September 2016 : 10:15
The Ashover Area.
Leader: Colin Bagshaw.

Enquiries regarding field trips should be addressed to:
Steve Alcock, Longfields, Park Lane, Cheddleton, Leek, Staffs, ST13 7JS
Tel: 01538 360431 or 07711 501028.

Each person attending field meetings does so at their own risk. The NSGGA has public liability insurance through a GA insurance policy that also carries limited personal accident cover for members attending meetings or field trips. Non-members pay 2 to cover temporary membership giving them insurance cover. A field fee of 2 per head is normally charged for members and non-members to cover the leader’s expenses.

Winter Lecture Programme 2016-17

Thursday 13th October 2016
'Landslides and the work of the British Geological Survey'.
Dr Helen Reeves / Dr Vanessa Banks (British Geological Survey)

Thursday 10th November 2016. Wolverson Cope Lecture
‘Diversity’s Big Bang: Early Palaeozoic radiations and the history of life’.
Professor David Harper (Durham University)

Either Thursday 1 December or 8 December 2016
‘Christmas Social’
Thursday 26th January 2017.
'Medical Geology' (exact title to be announced).
Dr Mark Cave (British Geological Survey

Thursday 9th February 2017
'Geological Mapping' (exact title to be announced).
Leanne Hughes (BGS and Vice-President of the Geologists' Association)

Thursday 9th March at 19:00 
AGM & ‘Geoengineering’
Dr Ian Stimpson (Chair's Address)

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