About Geology Society
One of the oldest and most active departmental societies at Imperial, promoting 'social academia' and arousing your curiosity about all things geological since 1914.The society offers an insight into this fascinating subject in a relaxed setting. All undergrads, postgrads and lecturers are welcome. Fieldtrips: Fieldtrips are the best and most hotly anticipated events organised by the society – we load up a mini-bus with students, and one top-notch lecturer or PhD student, and head off to places of great natural beauty all over the UK to sample the best geology our country has to offer. Recent destinations include Norfolk, South Wales and North Yorkshire. A day in the field is followed a lovingly cooked dinner by the committee and a chance get to know your fellow rock-enthusiasts. Talks: We organise evening/lunchtime talks throughout the year. Lecturers or PhD students from outside and within the department give fascinating lectures about up-and-coming topics in geology or about their own current research. Drinks, nibbles and mingling follows. Annual Symposium: A long-standing tradition; we invite 6 top geologists from across the country to take part in a full day of presentations on a chosen topic. This event is very popular, not just because of the quality our speakers, but because we provide free lunch and an evening drinks reception, all topped off with a celebratory dinner at a local restaurant. Symposium 2020 was called “Geology for the Future” – a series of short lectures by geologists leading the way in sustainability research.