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The Geologists' Association: Field Trip to Bath

06 June 2015
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Field trip
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Geologists' Association, William Smith Bicentenary
Bath, Venue to be Confirmed
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A William Smith Bicentennial Event.

Professor Hugh Torrens will lead a field trip for the Geologists’ Association around the Bath area made familiar by William Smith.

This meeting is part of countrywide celebrations of the bicentenary of William Smith's map of 1815. This was an achievement of which Henry Peter Brougham (1778–1868), Lord Chancellor and essayist could write, before Smith's death, how this “delineation of the strata of a whole country”, was “certainly the most extraordinary work that any single, and private, individual [had] ever accomplished”.

The trip will focus on the most significant places where Smith was involved. These will include a walking tour, in and around Bath, to show the party at least 29 Pulteney Street, Smith and Cruse's office in Trim Street, The Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution in Queen Square. We will also visit several sites outside Bath to include his home at Cottage Crescent, the site of his attempt to find coal at Batheaston and the complex story at Tucking Mill House.


  • Members: £5
  • Non-Members: £10

Further information

For more information and to book a space on the trip visit the Geologists' Association website

William Smith Bicentenary

More events celebrating the Bicentenary of William Smith's map

Convenor Contact

The Geologists Association

The Geologists Association