The Milton Keynes Geological Society (MKGS)is a small and informal regional club, who's members are made up of a diverse and knowledgeble group of dedicated collectors.
The main aims of the Society and its members are the collection and preservation of predominantly Fossils and Minerals, and the education of groups and individuals through observation, workshops, themed presentations and slideshows.
All new members are welcome and guests are invited to join us on our field trips (a fee payable on the day to cover insurance) or visit our monthly meetings. In both instances, guests would normally be required to become MKGS members on their second visit.
We are affiliated to the Geological Association. As such, all our members are covered by Public Liability Insurance. Many of our members are also society members of other regional and National Geological groups.
Our monthly meetings are usually informal affairs with themed displays put on by our enthusiastic members, or occasionally with a talk and slide show by members or guest speakers. Refreshments and cake always go down well, as does the Raffle!
Guests are always made welcome, whatever your age or experience! We meet on the first Tuesday of each month; 8pm til 10pm at the Ridgeway Community Centre, Dulverton Drive, Furzton (North), Milton Keynes, Bucks. Email me for directions or contact our secretary (info on 'membership' page).
MK ideally situated
Milton Keynes is situated in the lovely county of Buckinghamshire, about 54 miles North of London, and on the SE edge of East Anglia towards the Midlands. Now considered more a 'City of trees' than of concrete, MK also has more shoreline than the coast of France.
Milton Keynes is ideally situated for forays out to other parts of the country on fossil quests and mineral field trips. Surrounded (and enveloping in some cases)ancient villages, 12th Century churches, Roman and Iron Age settlements, amongst others.
The local landscape also include important industrial archeology directly attributed to its abundant alluvial and glacial deposits of clay, gravel and sand. Many of the clay brick pits dug out by the victorians and post WWII to rebuild London, have either been re -used as landfill or allowed to flood and landscaped as integral parts of the new Milton Keynes parkland. Incidently - our members have displayed fantastic Fossils;dinosaur bones of Pliesiosaur, Ichthyosaur and other specimens recovered locally from these deposits, aswell as fabulous minerals found on our trips around the country.