Dear Members 

Looking forward to seeing you all at our 2020 AGM and dinner in Penzance.

Do come and participate in the life of our 206-year-old society...have no fear of being press ganged into office, as nominations, suggestions and offers to fill positions for 2020 were agreed at our recent Council Meeting.

Details of the day and AGM papers are below.  Please do let me know if you are unable to open any of the attachments.

If you are unable to join us, please reply with your apologies, otherwise I will be pleased to receive your completed booking form and cheque for the dinner.  Booking form can be downloaded below. (Please indicate which starter and dessert you would prefer, as I omitted that choice from the booking form)

Membership Payment Due

Thank you to all members that pay membership directly through their bank. This is collected on 1st April each year. However, if you have no direct payment set up, your 2019/20 membership is due before the AGM 2020.   £15 per member + £5 for each additional member from same address (this also covers students from a school address.) 

To set up direct payment via your bank, the relevant forms are available on the "Become a Member of the RGSC" page of this website. 

Membership and insurance is covered nationwide through the Geological Association. When undertaking field trips as a Society, it is a requirement for health and safety.

Field Trips

With Neil out of action, we have not managed our usual number of field trips this past year, though Chris Bean was joined by some local members when he guided our visiting New Zealand speaker on a tour of The Lizard, viewing the Ophiolite, linked with his New Zealand Dun Mountain presentation at Allet in September 2019. 

Visit to view Caerhays Mineral Collection on Saturday 28th March 2020

Please sign up at the AGM for one of the limited number of places on a visit to view the Caerhays Mineral Collection on Saturday 28th March 2020, guided by its Curator, our member Courtenay Smale.  With thanks to Mr Charles Williams of Burncoose, who inherited Caerhays Castle from our early Member and former Chair of Cornwall Council, Mr Julyan Williams.

Oll An Gwella, Beatrice  

acting for Neil, Hon Sec RGSC

Please download the papers for the Annual General Meeting for 2020

  • Agenda Link
  • Minutes of the last AGM (2019) Link
  • Details of the Annual Dinner and booking form Link