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 at Keele University.
Field meetings are held at approximately monthly intervals over the spring and summer.

Winter Lecture Programme 2017/18

Wednesday 21 February
@ 19:30 Lecture - 'The origins and evolution of the River Trent during the Quaternary: new insights' by Professor David Bridgland, University of Durham.

Thursday 8 March @ 19:00 AGM and Chairman's Address ‘How do sedimentary basins form? Insights from computer modelling’ by Dr Stuart Egan, University of Keele.

Thursday 19 April @ 18:30  GSL NW Regional Group Lecture at Keele: Hydrogeology of Beer by Rick Brassington

Weekend 2 & 3 June  Trevor Ford Memorial Meeting, Buxton (with YGS)

Summer Field Programme 2018

Saturday 14 April @ 10:30     Visit to Lapworth Museum, Birmingham
Weekend 12 & 13 May           Weekend Field Trip to Lake District led by Dr Stuart Egan
Wednesday June 13 @ 18:00 Evening walk: Alderley Edge led by Eileen Fraser
Saturday 7 July                     Field trip: Wren’s Nest led by Graham Worton (BCGS)
Saturday 8 September           Field Trip: Churnet Valley (with EMGS) led by Dr Ian Stimpson

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. Hard hats and hi-vis jackets should be taken on all field trips

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