Welcome to CHARNIA, the Website of Section C - Geology, of the LL&PSoc

Leicestershires' only geological society, Section 'C', is rooted within the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, beginning in 1835, and offers a year-round range of activities for all those who have an interest in the Earth Sciences. The Section was formally founded in 1849, from the in-house geological-interest group, which makes it now, at 169 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 do get in touch.

We are committed to maintaining the continuity, and health, of Section C; and invite anyone with an interest in planetary science to join us. You don't have to be resident in Leicestershire: Members are Nation-wide. Come along to one of our winter, or summer, meetings, when you will be made very welcome.

Should you wish to join the Section please go to the Membership Form page. Our Navigation toggle is in the upper right of this page.

Joining is easy, with memberships starting at £5.00 per year (October 2018 to September 2019). The fees are: for students £5.00; for individuals £10.00; and £15.00 for joint members. For that you get incredible value: a selection of fortnightly talks during the winter months, on a variety of geological subjects; followed by monthly field trips in the summer. You will also receive the Sections' CHARNIA magazine, which is published quarterly.