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 Planetary and Earth Sciences. The Section was formally founded in 1849, from the pre-existing in-house geological-interest group, which makes it now, at over 175 years, one of the oldest geological societies in the UK.

We are committed to maintaining the continuity, and health, of Section C; and invite anyone with an interest in the planetary sciences 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.

Joining is easy, with memberships starting at £7.50 per year (October 2023 to September 2024). The fees are: for students £7.50; for individuals £15.00; and £22.50 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 tri-annually.