Events diary

Lectures, conferences, seminars, exhibitions and workshops presented by BGS, or hosted at a BGS site. For past events view events as calendar

Nottingham Park sandstone tunnel

Hidden within the developed urban environment of Nottingham City are a number of exceptional geological outcrops.  These outcrops provide us with a ‘window’ into the area’s geological heritage, telling a story of huge ancient rivers flowing within hot arid desert-like landscapes.

This free expert guided tour will visit two outcrops in the city at Nottingham Castle and Park Tunnel.  Using these fantastic exposures of sandstone we will introduce you to the geology of the Triassic Period and demonstrate the many features that geologists use to delve into, and interpret the Earth’s past environments. 

The tour will also provide an insight into how this ancient geological landscape still impacts our modern city some ~240 million years later...


  • Meet near the Robin Hood Statue at the side of Nottingham Castle just off Castle Road.
  • Limited to 25 places – contact Dr Oliver Wakefield
  • Completely Free
  • Duration: 3 – 4 hours
  • Option to include a stop at the ‘Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem’ to discuss the geology over a drink
  • Download the tour poster

11:00 – 14:00 4th May 2019

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Act now for zero emissions — the role for CCS

CO2GeoNet, the European network of excellence on the geological storage of CO2, invites you to join us for the annual open forum in Venice. The open forum has become a ‘must-attend’ event for stakeholders, including EU representatives, industry, regulators, public authorities, NGOs and the research community. The event offers a unique opportunity to discuss the latest developments in geological storage of CO2 with Europe’s largest group of researchers on CO2 geological storage and other key stakeholders.

To see the programme and to register please go to

7th – 9th May 2019

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Applications invited for the second Spring School on CO2 Geological Storage. An intensive one-week course for PhD students and post-docs with an interest in CO2 storage. The course will be held 23 – 29th May 2019 at Hontomin, Spain. Application deadline 3rd January.

22nd – 29th May 2019

Minerals in a Sustainable Future

A one-day meeting is being held in the De la Beche Conference Suite at BGS Keyworth on 13th June.

Provisional Programme:
8:30 - Morning SEM session for interested delegates
9:30 - Registration
10:00 - Welcome
10:15 - First Keynote talk followed by morning talks session
12:15 - Lunch with poster viewing/networking
13:15 - Afternoon talks session
15:30 - Afternoon tea/coffee and poster viewing/judging
16:00 - Second Keynote talk
16:30 - Student prizes
16:45 - Meeting close and afternoon SEM session for those interested

Delegate registrations = £10

Presenting students = free

Further information, including details on how to register to attend.

08:30 – 16:45 13th Jun 2019