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The West Midlands Regional Group organises technical and social events for a wide range of earth scientists and geologists who may live and/or work in the region; from Shrewsbury to Stratford, Tamworth to Worcester, and everywhere in between.

Our members come from various fields of expertise from industry and academia; from students and enthusiasts to retirees.

Our evening meetings/talks are held on or around the second Tuesday of each month, between September and May, at various locations across the West Midlands. All meetings count towards Continued Professional Development (CPD), with certificates available on request.

Our Events

Next talk November 2018

The UNESCO Black Country Geopark

Full details of all upcoming events 

Programme of Events 2018-2019

Field Excursion and Social - 12 November 2018

Annual General Meeting - 11 December 2018

For slides and notes from previous WMRG talks, please visit the 'Past Talks' page on the right.

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you if you have any suggestions on talk topics, social events or venues. Please email us at

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Fracking in the UK - opportunities and threats

11 December 2018

Venue: Birmingham and Midland Institute, Birmingham

  • AGM
  • Evening Meeting
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Keep in touch


  • Dan Welch (Hydrogeologist, Atkins)
Secretary/Vice Chair
  • Kitty Iles (Hydrogeologist, Severn Trent Water)
Co-opted Treasurer
  • Adrian Collings (Senior Geologist, Arup)
Programme Co-ordinator
  • Ray Pratt (Director, Geostart UK)
Committee Members
  • Graham Worton (Keeper of Geology, Dudley BC)
  • Sarah Worton (Associate Director, Atkins)
  • Kari Dennis (Geoenvironmental Engineer, Rodgers Leask)
  • Elisabeth Andrews (Senior Engineering Geologist, Jacobs)
  • Karen Dale (Senior Consultant, RPS)
  • Seb Drew (Associate, M-EC Consulting Development Engineers)