Welcome to the website of
the Westmorland Geological Society founded in 1973
The Society is open to anyone who is interested in Earth Sciences and no prior knowledge of the subject is required. Non-members can attend any event for a small fee (£2.00 for lectures & fieldtrips, £3.00 for tutorials).
There is a winter programme of lectures in Kendal, on the third Wednesday of each month, and tutorials on the fourth Tuesday of the month. In the summer, field excursions are organised. These excursions are to places of geological interest. All are within a reasonable distance of Kendal. For details of the events that have been arranged for this year, please use the EVENTS link on the left or click here.
The society is now on Facebook. Click here to visit it.
Our next lecture is on Wednesday 18th March at 8.00pm in Abbot Hall Social Centre, when Clive Boulter will be telling us about Cumbrian peperite. Visitors are welcome (£2.00 fee).
For more information about this lecture click here.
The PAST EVENTS link on the left gives details of fieldtrips, lectures & tutorials that the Society have run. They are not meant to be a complete record as the society publishes annual ‘Proceedings’ (free to members) which include full write-ups, with illustrations, of all our lectures & fieldtrips for that year. Tutorials started in January 2018 as an ‘extra’ activity, so there is a small charge to cover costs. They are advertised at the Society's lecture the week before the tutorial & by email to members. Visitors are welcome. They are generally aimed at beginners, though may build on previous tutorials & are led by society members who are generous in sharing their knowledge.