Upcoming Lectures in 2023 - open to non-members.  
Previous Zoom Lectures are available for 30 days from broadcast - emailed to members only.             

Wednesday 18th October 2023 at 7pm on Zoom  ‘Nature after Minerals’ - Catherine Cullen, Minerals Business Advice Manager, RSPB 

Joint meeting of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall and Cornwall Geoconservation Group.  The talk will focus on the work of the RSPB’s Nature After Minerals programme In England alone, over 2,000 quarries, covering 64,000 hectares, have planning requirements to restore them after quarrying has been completed. Appropriate and sustainable minerals restoration represents potentially the biggest terrestrial habitat expansion opportunity across large swathes of land in the UK.   

Join Zoom Meeting  Meeting ID: 991 4363 7496   Password: 799219   Dial by your location   +44 203 481 5240 United Kingdom    +44 208 080 6591 United Kingdom 


Wednesday 22nd November 2023 6pm to 8pm  - ‘An invitation to the Rashleigh Gallery’, Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro to view the Rashleigh Gallery and discuss plans for the future display of this famous mineral collection.

The Royal Cornwall Museum has received a Shared Prosperity Fund grant to develop and update parts of the Rashleigh Gallery and is keen to consult with its various audiences as it starts making plans for updated displays. 

The Museum is on River Street, Truro, TR1 2SJ. Nearest parking is in the town centre car parks, e.g Edward Street or Moorfields.





Wednesday 6th December 2023 at 7pm - in person at Penryn Campus, TR10 9FE.  "Mining, on the Dark Side" - Stephen Lay ACSM, BSc, FIMMM, CEng.       

All welcome

Followed by Christmas Social - details to follow.

One of the last Cousin Jacks, Stephen Lay graduated from CSM as a mining engineer, he then walked across the road at Pool and had 13 years in the Cornish mines. It wasn’t until he went “international” that he realised the value of what he had learned in Cornwall. But nothing prepared him for the “dark side” of the industry. Stephen talks of his international encounters with scams, organised crime, extortion and corruption (and rebels!). He discusses the “must knows” of how corruption works and the extreme pressures brought on him by some unsavoury people. He introduces some of the bad people he has met, they make Poldark’s Warleggans look like saints!