Annual Society Meeting (ASM)
Every year in April, members meet for the Annual Society Meeting (and AGM) to enjoy field trips, visits, presentations, social events and conversation.
Annual Society Meeting 2023
This year’s ASM will be held at Buckfast in South Devon for the weekend of Friday 31st March to Sunday 2nd April. The theme for Saturday’s talks is “Minerals of Britain” with 5 speakers covering the Southern Uplands of Scotland, South East Wales, Northern Ireland, Derbyshire and the Lake District. The programme of field trips will extend to Monday and possibly Thursday. The Society AGM will be held after the talks on Saturday with the usual ASM dinner and auction in the evening. Members can obtain further information and booking forms from the SW Co-ordinator, David Roe, whose contact details are given on the Members’ web page, or from the membership secretary.
The 50th Anniversary Annual Society Meeting 2022
2022 was the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Society, and the ASM was held in Leicester, the birthplace of the Society. Our after dinner speaker was Arthur Russell’s son, Christopher Russell who much enjoyed chatting with members of the society. Here he is being shown some of Sir Arthur’s specimens from the NHM, which were brought to the event by Mike Rumsey.
Annual Society Meeting 2021
In 2021 the meeting had to be held virtually so field trips were not possible but members enjoyed two packed evenings and a day of talks, virtual tours and just catching up with friends. The Saturday evening quiz created much hilarity.
Monthly talks using Zoom
The Society has a monthly programme of talks hosted on Zoom. These can be enjoyed by all our members regardless of geographical location and some individuals in Australia regularly get up very early to attend!
Field trips and meetings
All members can participate in an annual calendar of field trips, meetings and presentations that are organised by Branches around the country.
This is a selection of photographs taken by some of our members on field trips.