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South Wales Geologists Association

The South Wales Group of the Geologists Association promotes Geology in South Wales through lectures, field meetings and publications.


The South Wales Geologists' Association (SWGA) is an affiliated local group of the Geologists' Association. It was founded in 1960 (Douglas Bassett and T. R. Owen being amongst the co-founders) and registered as a charity in 1996 (no. 1054303)

Regular lecture meetings are held at Cardiff and Swansea Universities. Topics cover all aspects of geology and are suitable for all levels of knowledge. Light refreshments beforehand allow members to chat and socialise. At an annual Holiday Geology Meeting, held at the National Museum and Galleries of Wales, members show their own slides and specimens in a highly informal and friendly setting

Field meetings are held throughout the year, particularly in spring and summer. They vary from half-day to weekend excursions and visit a wide range of localities. They enable members to collect fossils and minerals and there is usually expertise on hand to help with identification.

South Wales Geologists' Association maintains close links with like-minded organisations such as the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, Fawr Geopark, Southern Wales regional group of the Geological Society, Wales & West branch of the Russell Society, and the Cardiff Naturalists' Society

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