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Founders Day

Parkinson LilyDate and speaker for the Society’s Gala Event announced, reports Naomi Newbold

The Society was inaugurated on Friday 13 November 1807 by thirteen gentlemen over dinner at the Freemasons’ Tavern, Covent Garden. To celebrate our 206th birthday, we will be holding our annual Founders' Day Lecture and Dinner on Wednesday 13 November.

Historian of geology and author of Arthur Holmes’s biography The Dating Game, Dr Cherry Lewis (University of Bristol) will talk on James Parkinson and the Founding of the Geological Society. The occasion will be a Black Tie event, and the ticket price will be £80 per person. Lecture (at 1800) will be followed by a Champagne reception and dinner at Le Meridien from 19:00.