Leeds Geological Association

The Association

Founded 1874


The Leeds Geological Association was formed in 1874 by a group of enthusiasts attending a series of extra-mural lectures on Natural Sciences given in Leeds by Cambridge University - an early example of bringing the University to the people.

The aim of the group was to extend their knowledge and experience of some of the geological processes and materials which they had been studying, and to see how these were illustrated in fairly local exposures and in areas which could be reached with comparative ease by the public transport available at that time.


Today the Association welcomes all who already have, or would like to, cultivate a curiosity about the land on which we live and depend, and how this has been formed and changed over thousands and millions of years by the geological processes which we can recognise as still going on today.

Leeds Town Hall

Leeds Town Hall - built from Millstone Grit