The Lyell Geoscience Society acts as the bridge between social and academic sides of the Earth Science Department at Royal Holloway, University London.

This year we are planning to host a large variety of events - from movie nights to field trips! Through our activities and exclusive events our members have access to excellent social, academic and career-building opportunities within the many fields of Geoscience. Most notably we host Lyell Day in February every year where we explore the best of Geoscience. The day involves an evening black-tie ball and sit-down meal where we celebrate the years events and achievements.

Lyell Member Exclusive Events!

  • Lyell Day (and the Lyell Ball!)
  • Field Trips
  • Pizza Quizzes
  • Pub Crawls
  • BBQs



Theme:  SPACE!

Date: 11/02/2022

Speaker Schedule:

Time GMT Speaker Topic
9:00-9:45 Mr Peter Krizan, Royal Holloway Astromaterials
10:00-10:45 Prof. Katie Joy, University of Manchester Meteorites of Antarctica
11:00-11:45 Dr. Philippa Mason, Imperial College London, ESA EnVision
12:00-12:45 Fugro SpaceStar
13:00-14:00 Lunch  
14:00-14:45 Dr. André Galli, University of Bern Planetary Sustainability
15:00-15:45 Dr. Patrick Whelley, University of Maryland Colege Park, NASA Stratigraphy of Volcanic Ash Deposits on Mars
16:00-16:45 Dr. George Kramer, Planetary Science Institute Lunar Mining


Ball Schedule:


Prosecco in the Queens Building Geology foyer


Three-course meal in the Founders Picture Gallery


Music, Dancing & Bar in Founders Dining Hall

Coronavirus update:

Lyell Geoscience Society would like to assure everyone that all events in the following year will be undertaken with strict adherance to government guidlines.

We look forward to welcoming all our members in 2021/22!

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Preferendum on UCU Industrial Action

This referendum (which will take the form of a 'preferendum' due to there being multiple voting options) relates to the motion below. This contemporary resolution was proposed by a majority of the Officer Group under Article 7 of the Students’ Union’s Constitution.

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Officer Trustee Elections 2022

These Elections are for the full-time and part-time positions that make up the Students' Union Officer Team and School Reps. All students who are members of the Students' Union can vote in the elections.

10 posts are up for election.

Nominations open at 10:39 on Sunday 13 March 2022 (in 7 weeks and 0 days)

The polls open at 09:00 on Monday 14 March 2022 (in 7 weeks and 0 days)

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  • Lyell - Standard Membership£0.00


  • Lyell Ball 2022 - Member ticket£35.00
  • Lyell Ball 2022 - Non-Member ticket£40.00
  • Lyell Ball 2022 - RHUL Staff ticket£35.00
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