Welcome to the North Staffordshire Group of the Geologists’ Association (NSGGA).

The NSGGA is the regional group of the Geologists’ Association in North Staffordshire.

Lecture meetings are held during the autumn and winter, at 7.30pm usually on the second Thursday of the month. Due to coronavirus restrictions, lectures will be held online via Zoom for at least the remainder of Winter 2020/21. NSGGA members will receive a Zoom link via email, non-members can request a link via the contacts page.

Field meetings are usually held at approximately monthly intervals over the spring and summer. Hopefully the field programme will recommence in mid-late Summer 2021.


2019/2020 Winter Programme:
Due to coronavirus restrictions the winter lectures will held online via Zoom.
NSGGA Members will be sent a link to the Zoom session automatically. Non-members can request a link via the contacts page

Thursday 14 January @ 19:30 Lecture:
The Dating Game – The age of the Earth and modern geochronology by Dr Ralf Halama (Keele)
Thursday 11 February @ 19:30 Lecture:
Delta Tops and Succession Hops: The Clackmannan Group, Midland Valley, Scotland by Andrew Mitten (Keele)
Thursday 11 March @ 19:00 AGM and Chair’s Address:
AGM @ 19:00 followed by Lecture at 19:30. The Pleistocene succession in the Middle Trent Basin according to R.M. Deeley (1886) and what we now know from subsequent research by Peter Jones (Derby and NSGGA Chair)


On advice of the national GA, the North Staffordshire Group of the Geologists’ Association is postponing their field meetings for 2021, in line with government advice.

We will provide an update for the mid-late summer 2021 field season in the April Bulletin


Bulletin 133 : January 2021

Bulletin 133 (January 2021) is now available as a pdf.

Download Bulletin 132 from here

NSGGA Leaflet

Here is a leaflet advertising the activities of the NSGGA together with an application form for membership. NSGGA Leaflet

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The NSGGA offers several types of membership:

Ordinary £13/year
Family £15/year
Retired / unwaged £10/year
Student £3 for duration of course

For these types of memberships please complete and return the personal membership form on this page.

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NSGGA Library

The NSGGA library is held at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Hanley.

On this page is the list of books that may be consulted by members.

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