Student Geological Societies

The department's student geological societies

PC Sylvester-Bradley (PCSB) Geological Society

Our Peter Colley Sylvester Bradley (PCSB) student society, which has recently won the University’s Academic Group of the Year award, organises many events including regular talks by external speakers and field trips (recently Ingleton, Yorkshire Coast, Wales, the Lake District, mine visits and the Natural History Museum). The society also organises the Annual Ball, as well as parties and barbecues.

Lori (left) on the Spain field course
Lori (left) on the Spain field course

Our PCSB Geology Society has in excess of  250 members, including undergraduates, postgraduates and staff. As well as organising fieldtrips to places like Ingleton, Castleton and North Wales, the Society hosts weekly lectures presented by external professionals and academics on geological subjects and current research. We also hold a number of social events throughout the year, including an open mic night and a ball.
Lori, BSc Geology and PCSB President

Other Departmental Societies

The Applied and Environmental Student Society (Society of Economic Geologists) and the Palaeobiology Society both organise field trips, social events and talks by external speakers. A Geophysical Student Society, affiliated to the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, also has a regular talkprogramme, runs a specialist geophysics library, monitors ’Vardyquakes’ and works with local schools to promote seismology.


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