Close this search box.

Welcome to the History of Geology Group

HOGG (The History of Geology Group) exists to encourage interest in the history of geology, and the events and personalities that have shaped the way in which it is studied and practised today.

For details of our latest news and topical snippets on the history of geology please follow our Twitter feed (which can also be seen on the left of this page).

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the development of knowledge about the earth and geology and how this has been represented (e.g. through geological maps). There is no requirement to be a Fellow of the Geological Society of London or have any other geological credentials, and we encourage interest from young people.

HOGG members are a network of knowledgeable enthusiasts who exchange and discuss information and queries about history of geology matters via a dedicated online mailing list.

HOGG holds at least three meetings each year, and members are eligible for reduced registration fees. From time-to-time other meetings and other activities are added to HOGG’s programme.

Details of forthcoming HOGG meetings can be found here.

HOGG produces occasional publications based on collection of themed papers from meetings and other topics relating to the history of geology, edited by HOGG members.

For further details and how to join please see the Join Us page.

HOGG is affiliated to the Geological Society of London

Become a member

Stay updated and join our organization where you can have the latest research and findings of the exciting science of Geology, meet colleagues with the same passion and interest and exchange ideas and insights together. Membership includes:

Free access

Free access to all our online events

Reduced rates

At events, conferences and meetings.


Listing news of events (HOGG and associate societies) and other items likely to be of interest to members.


The members’ magazine GeoHistories is now (since 2021) published twice a year in place of the earlier Newsletters. In addition, a regular emailed Bulletin is sent to all members and associates.


A lively forum for matters relating to the history of geology.

Forthcoming Events:

Please, explain a little about these meetings in a general way for the new user coming to the site. If they want to know more, they should go to the Meetings page. Again good for SEO (search engine optimization).

HOGG Bulletin

A HOGG Bulletin is emailed to members and associates to provide up-to-date news of current and forthcoming events and publications of interest to history of geology enthusiasts, supporters and researchers.

Subscribe to our Bulletin

Our latest publications

From time to time the Geological Society of London publishes collections of papers based on the themes of HOGG meetings, as well as other books relating to the history of geology.

Have access to our private area where you will find studies, links of interest, and our extensive archive.

Already a member?



Past Meetings


Are you interested in the History of Geology? Don’t miss our discussions!

Follow Us

Skip to content