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north west

The North West Regional Group covers the Cumbria, Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside areas and includes North Wales and parts of north Derbyshire

For a list of postcode areas covered in our membership, please see the Groups and Networks page.

We aim to have around eight meetings or lectures a year on a various geological topics.  Our meetings count towards Continued Professional Development (CPD).

We attract a range of professional geologists from industry and academia; from students through to those now retired. 

Please contact us if you have any suggestions on topics for future meetings, or if you require further information about any of our advertised events. 

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This year's newsletter can be downloaded below:

NWRG Newletter - Autumn 2015

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Our Events

Your search for events returned the following 10 results.

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NWRG: Fleming Award

14 October 2015

Venue: Manchester Conference Centre

  • Lecture

NWRG Mantle plumes discovery Bridgemanite

22 October 2015

Venue: Chester University

  • Lecture

NWRG: BS80881 (2105) Code of practice for grouted anchors

11 November 2015

Venue: Jacobs, 5 First Street, Manchester

  • Lecture

NWRG: Geomechanics of Shale and the production of shale gas

26 November 2015

Venue: Manchester University

  • Lecture

NWRG: Asbestos in Soils

04 December 2015

Venue: The Centre, Brichwood

  • Lecture

NWRG: William Smith and the future of Geological Maps

21 January 2016

Venue: Manchester University

  • Lecture



Venue: TBC

  • Conference

NWRG: The Formby Oil Fields

25 February 2016

Venue: Manchester University

  • Lecture

NWRG: Underlands with Ted Nield

17 March 2016

Venue: Manchester University

  • Lecture

NWRG: Crag End Landslide, Rotherbury

14 April 2016

Venue: The Swan, Newton-le-Willows

  • Lecture
  • Evening Meeting
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Joint Photo Competition 2015

photo competition



Malcolm Henderson


Nik Reynolds


Mark Parkin

Outreach Officer

Dr Katherine Harrison

Committee Members

Dr Laurance Donnelly
Andrew Moore
Rob Hunt
Catherine Kenny
Laura Ward
Martin Lucass

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