Events

Burlington House and Natural History Museum

We will visit Burlington House, home of the Geologists’ Association to view the Wilbur Smith map of Britain and walk 2 miles to the Natural History Museum in Kensington.

November 14
11am

Meet at Burlington House, 0BG, Piccadilly, London W1J

Annual Social Evening

Celebrate the year and festive season with a few drinks and nibbles. There will be the usual quiz and picture show along with a display of our newest promotional materials.

December 6
7:30pm

Husborne Crawley, Turnpike Rd, Husborne Crawley, Bedford MK43 0XE

Visit to The Higgins Museum and handling collection

Following all the hard work carried out by Anne Williams and Jean Griffith, we will visit the museum and use the handling collection to tell visitors about geology and its influence on Bedfordshire and its related industries.

January

The Higgins Museum, Castle Road, Bedford MK40 3XD

Visit to Matthews Brickyard

We will visit the brickyard and see how bricks are made by hand.

February

H.G. Matthews, The Brick Works, Bellingdon, Chesham, Bucks HP5 2UR

Biddenham site clearance

This year we will be cutting back the pathway to the Ice Age gravels at Biddenham pit.

March

Biddenham Pit SSSI, Fleming Close, Biddenham, MK40 4QZ

Walk along Ivel Valley

This walk will be a figure of 8 circular walk along the Ivel Valley from Biggleswade to Jordan’s Mill and then around Biggleswade Common. The walk will begin with a 4-mile loop from Biggleswade to Jordan’s Mill, where we can stop for snacks or lunch, then continue with a shorter 2-mile loop around Biggleswade Common.

April
10am

Dan Albone Memorial car park, Shortmead Street, Biggleswade, SG18 0BL

Visit to Warden Abbey vineyard

We will visit this small vineyard and learn not just about the wine growing of this area but also the geophysical exploration the volunteers have had done.

May
2pm

Warden Abbey Vineyard

Visit Stevington

ThThis visit will take in some of the buildings, including the church around Stevington.

June

Stevington Church

Install Wall of Geology

As part of the BGG’s commitment to the GCLP project we will be helping heritage experts to restore the church wall at Clophill’s Old St Mary’s Church including building a Wall of Geology interpretation.

July
10am

Old St Mary’s Church, Old Church Path, Clophill, MK45 4BP

Visit to public house

This social event is a chance to catch up with other members for a drink and a chat, even a spot of lunch.

August
12:30pm

TBA

AGM

September

TBA

Updated 18 October 2017

Please note that walks may involve difficult terrain, steep slopes and uneven ground and may not be suitable for all. All field trips are weather dependent, so bear in mind that snow or heavy rain may lead to postponement. To cover some of our administrative costs there will a token collection ‘at the gate’ of £2 for non-members.

For reviews of our events read our newsletters, available on the Information page. You may also like to see further images of our events and other related pictures on the Gallery page.

For further information on forthcoming events click here to contact the Events Co-ordinator.