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The New CPD Scheme

The Presentation given by Glenys Rugman of the Geological Society Chartership Committee on 21/02/2017 is available to download.

It is important for Fellows to be aware of these changes:

 "" The new Continuing Professional Development reporting system will soon be available on the Geological Society website.

 ""  Keeping up to date with CPD is not only a requirement for Chartership and post-Chartership, but is essential for all Fellows as part of our personal and professional development.

 ""  The Geological Society will be rolling out the online CPD system which will be easier and clearer to use.

 ""  This presentation will detail the changes of the new system and how to use it.



The Western Regional Group of the Geological Society covers the following postcodes:

 GL  Gloucestershire

  SN   Swindon

 BS  Bristol

  BA   Bath

 SP  Salisbury

  BH   Bournemouth (shared with Solent)

Our meetings are currently held in Bristol with the ultimate aim being to run a variety of events across the area. The locations of our meetings are as follows:

To contact us please email or use the relevant committee member e-mail addresses provided to the right.

The group would ideally like to cover all aspects of geology, both academic and applied; and would also like to represent all levels of experience, so if you're interested, and have ideas for evening lectures on topics we have not yet covered, then please get in touch.

Please contact us to register for email updates regarding the Western Regional Group and if you would like to be affiliated to the group.

Our News

March 2017

  • Western Regional Heat of the Schools Geology Challenge winner is Bishop Wordsworth's School/South Wilts Grammar School, Salisbury. Find out more at

  • Western Regional Heat of the Early Careers Geologist Award is Sean Jefferson. Find out more at

  • They will both go forward to the National Final for both competitions, held on 3 May 2017 at Burlington House in London

Joint Photo Competition 2017

The WRGGS entered the second most amount of entries after Central Scotland. Our regions photos were judged by Professor Maurice Tucker and we are awaiting the results of the combined regional groups entries.

Following our AGM on 28 February 2017, the committee members provided on the right have been elected. Our 2016 Annual Report is available to download.

Minutes of the AGM will be added to the website in due course.

2017 Programme

Download a current 2017 and 2018 programme of our events.

Our Events





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Interim Chair

Gemma Sherwood

Vice Chair

Elizabeth Simmonds


Helen Culshaw


Liz Withington

Event Officers

Evening Meetings: Gemma Sherwood

Socials, Fieldtrips & Competitions: Louisa McAra

Joint Chartership Officer/ Young Geoscientist Officer

Mike Addinall

Charles Bacon

General Committee Members

Mark Howson

Gary Riches

Biju Saimon