Details of previous meetings, some of which include reports and photographs, can be found on the past meetings page.

  • Woolhope Club Meetings 2023/2024

    Field Meetings Programme 2023

      Date Location Led by
    First Saturday 22 April 2023 Downton Gorge Tom Wall
    Second Wednesday 3 May Purlieu, West Malvern John Payne
    Third Wednesday 17 May Blackfriars Rose Garden & St. John Museum Anne Harbour
    Forth Saturday 27 May Silurian Anticlinal Inliers on the Hereford-Gloucester Border
    This field trip has been cancelled. It will hopefully be rescheduled in 2024
    Dave Green
    Fifth Thursday 8 June Offas Dyke, Knighton Prof. Keith Ray
    Sixth Thursday 15 June Weobley President Rachel Jenkins
    Seventh Saturday 8 July Black Mountains Alan Bowring
    Eighth Saturday 19 August Kilpeck David Whitehead

    For more details of the content and arrangements for each Field Meeting please click here. Please click here for the booking forms. These documents have also been sent to members by post.

    Autumn/Winter Meetings Programme 2023-2024

    All meetings will be held on Saturdays at 2.15 p.m. in the Town Hall Assembly Room, Hereford unless otherwise notified and will generally be illustrated. Non members are welcome.


    Date Speaker Title
    16th September Duncan James Timber-framed buildings of Herefordshire: The results of research
    14th October Dr Stephen Roberts The FC Morgan Lecture: Radicalism in Herefordshire, 1640 - 1660
    11th November Stuart Hedley Initial Studies on the Vegetation of Herefordshire
    25th November John van Laun Winter AGM. The "destruction" of Hereford Cathedral - preservation, restoration and intervention


    Date Speaker Title
    6th January Roger Gill No shortage of Honey Bees
    27th January Jane Adams Political Reform in Early 19th Century Herefordshire: Slavery and "Old Corruption"
    17th February Prof. Jim Rose Glaciations of the British Isles, with reference to The Marches
    16th March Club President Spring Annual Meeting - Presidential Address

    Geology Section Meetings Programme 2023-2024

    Friday lectures are held in the Town Hall, Hereford at 6:00pm


    Date Speaker Title
    Friday 22nd September Dave Whitworth - Merlin Energy Co. Ltd An introduction to Carbon Capture and Storage
    Friday 20th October Prof. Richard Bryant - Earth Heritage Trust Holocene in Herefordshire
    Saturday 4th November   Woolhope Club attendance at Geologists Association at Festival of Geology 2023 in University College London
    Friday 15th December Kate Andrew Mortimer Landscape of North Herefordshire


    Date Speaker Title
    Friday 19th January Dr. Sue Hay Martley Rock - a Victorian Gem Unearthed
    Friday 8th March Prof. Ian Fairchild Latest update and explanation of "The Anthropocene"

    The Club meetings have been arranged making every effort to follow Government and Council guidelines and members are advised that they attend at their own risk. Because of circumstances beyond the Club’s control it is possible that meetings may have to be cancelled at short notice. Before attending an advertised meeting, members are advised to check the Club website or your emails for late news.