Other Geological OrganisationsA range of other organisations work in the area to promote geological subjects and understanding. These include:
The Ussher Society
The Ussher Society named after William Augustus Edmond Ussher, was founded in 1962 to promote the study of Geology and Geomorphology of South-west England and related areas. On several occasions the society have held their annual conference in Torbay.
British Geological Survey BGS
Founded in 1835, the British Geological Survey (BGS) is the world's longest established national geological survey and the United Kingdom's premier centre for earth science information and expertise.
Geology Section of the Devonshire Association
The Devonshire Association was founded in 1862. The DA covers the whole county and all areas of scholarly enquiry. The Geology section run activites, events and talks within the area.
South West Regional Group of the Geological Society
The South-West Regional Group (SWRG) is well established and active, and celebrated its 25th Anniversary in January 2000. It aims to provide a local regional focus for all Geological Society Fellows and activities. It arranges a regular programme of meetings and activities to meet the requirements of its active membership; including ProGeo - an annual one-day conference for professional geoscientists in the South West.
South West Open University Geological Society
The South West Open University Geological Society (OUGS) organises field trips, as well as lectures, revision events, conservation and other activities. The society is open to Open University past and present students and non-students alike.