Welcome to Charnia

Leicestershire's only geological society, Section 'C' of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society offers a year-round range of activities for all with an interest in the Earth Sciences. Founded in 1849, which makes it now, at 166 years, one of the oldest geological societies in the UK.  But could it be the oldest.... if you know of an older geological society, please get in touch.
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Coming up: 

The first Indoor Meeting of the Winter Programme will be on Wednesday, 7th October, The Speaker will be Prof Mark Williams of the University of Leicester, and he will be talking about 'Raiders of the last park.  Or, how humans came to dominate the Biosphere'.


Wednesday 21st October.  A talk by Dr Sarah Gabbott (University of Leicester)


Meetings are held in the Ken Edwards Building on Leicester University campus at 19.00 for 19.30.


Joining is easy with memberships starting at £5.00 per year (October 2015 to September 2016).  You get incredible value, a selection of talks during the winter months, on a variety of geological subjects;  followed by monthly field trips in the summer.

You will also receive the Society's Charnia magazine published quarterly.

To join - download and complete the membership form.