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Festival of Geology

For everyone interested in the story of the Earth

17 October 2023

The Geologists’ Association’s Festival of Geology is back this year at University College, London. It is a celebration of all things geological and is open to everyone with free admission (10:30am to 4:30pm). Exhibitors include museums, universities and geological societies, with fossil & mineral displays, books, maps, photo competition, geological artists & jewellery makers.

This year there will be a special exhibition of originals of two of the most important maps in the history of geology – the Smith and Greenough maps. The event is ideal for families, with activities for children. On Sunday 5th November there are field trips to places of local geological interest (Albert Memorial, Crystal Palace Dinosaurs etc.) that can be booked at the Festival.


When: 10:30 am to 4:30 pm Saturday 4 November 2023

Where: University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Free admission (no pre-registration necessary, just turn up on the day)

Further details at: https://geologistsassociation.org.uk/festival/


Provisional Programme

Saturday, 4 November 2023

Exhibitors from around the world – including fossil & mineral displays from local groups and affiliated societies, books, maps, photo-competition, Mary Anning maquette and much more!

Special Exhibit: “The Maps: Smith & Greenough – in the same room once again!”

Special Lecture: “Geology of Hogwarts” by Dr Leanne Hughes (BGS)


Sunday, 5 November 2023

A range of local and accessible field trips including The Albert memorial, Crystal Palace dinosaurs and The Westbourne

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