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The South-West Regional Group (SWRG) is well established and active, celebrating its 30th Anniversary in January 2005. It aims to provide a local regional focus for all Geological Society Fellows and activities. It arranges a wide-ranging programme of meetings and activities to meet the requirements of its active membership, including ProGeo - an annual one-day conference for professional geoscientists in the South West – usually held in October. The group also runs a schools competition for all secondary schools teaching any aspect of the Geosciences.

Venues for meetings include locations in Exeter, Plymouth and in Cornwall.

The SWRG welcomes new members, as well as guests and co-professionals, to join its activities and play a part in its continuing development. Any members with an interest in joining our Committee – either as an officer or as a part of the wider Committee Group – should contact the Chair, Ruth Easterbrook, in the first instance

We now have a page on Facebook and Linked-In - follow us and join in the discussions!

Our Events

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South West Regional Group AGM & Frederick Sherrell Career Recognition Award 2014

26 November 2014

Venue: Ley Arms, Kenn, Devon EX6 7UW

  • AGM

South West Regional Group - Trip to Kents Cavern

31 January 2015

Venue: Kents Cavern, 91 Ilsham Road, Torquay, Devon. TQ1 2JF

  • Field Trip

Karst from the Inside; a Cavers Perspective

19 February 2015

Venue: Pengelly Centre, Russets Lane, Buckfastleigh, Devon. TQ11 0DY

  • Lecture
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SWRG Activities



Alan White
Red Rock Geosciences


Professor Malcolm Hart
Plymouth University


Jonathan King


Henry Lister
BCL Hydro

Web Editor

Gordon Neighbour
Torquay Girls' Grammar School

Committee Group

Sarah Boulton
University of Plymouth

Maddalene Leckie - Junior Candidate Fellow Rep
Torquay Girls' Grammar School

Ruth Easterbrook

Neil Forrow
South West Geotechnical

Penelope (Poppy) Kiem, Candidate Fellow Rep
University of Plymouth

Matthew Owen
John Grimes

Rod Smith
John Grimes

Phil Stephenson
David Roche Ltd

Laurence Tomlin
Peter Brett Associates

James Walker
Ruddlesden Geotechnical Ltd