The OGG Lecture Programme is second to none.

Our varied programme of illustrated evening lectures runs throughout the year. Two lecture series run in parallel, one on the fourth Tuesday of the month and the other on the second Thursday of the month (dates may vary, so check the website for details of each lecture).  Lectures aim to cater for those starting out in the Earth and planetary sciences as well as those with some specialist knowledge.

Lectures are usually held at the Department of Earth Sciences, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3AN. However, some of the lectures will be elsewhere around the county.  Please check the venue, before setting out for the talk!


The video presentations begin at 19.10 with the lecture starting at 19.30.  Please do not enter the venue before an official OGG steward is there to let you in. 


It is essential to book a seat for our Lectures. Tickets are free-of-charge to OGG members.  Non-members pay a modest fee which contributes to the Oxford Geology Group Community Chest.  Tickets are available until all seats have been taken or until 17.00 on the day of the talk.

CPD: Tuesday Lectures may be considered as a discrete contribution to a recognised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme as part of personal development. Attendees should check their individual scheme requirements.

Buckland Lectures


The Buckland Lecture series concentrate on soft rock petrology, stratigraphy, palaeontology, Quaternary Studies and geomorphology. Speakers are drawn from research establishments and the public and private sectors. Buckland Lectures are usually held on the fourth Tuesday of the month.

Wager Lectures


The Wager Lectures is a series of illustrated talks given by academics with tenure at universities and research establishments. Topics covered in this series are hard rock petrology, geodesy, geophysics, geochemistry, mineralogy, planetary sciences and oceanography. Wager Lectures are held on the second Thursday of the month

Contact Paul Austin Sargent about any aspect of the lecture series via

Kirsty Edgar

(University of Birmingham)

January 28, 2020

Mysteries of the Deep: What has scientific ocean drilling ever done for us?


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February 13 - Alexander Whittaker - (Imperial) - tectonics

February 25 - Sarah Gabbott - (University of Leicester)

March 12 - David Rotheray - (Open)

March 24 - John Hutchinson - (Royal Veterinary College)

April 9 - Jack Williams - (University of Cardiff)

April 28 - Paul Taylor - (NHM)