· Discounted entry to the grand AHGS Ball

· Discounted/free, priority entry to all AHGS social events throughout the year

· Invitations to guest lectures and career seminars throughout the year​

· Invitations to any group field trips​


· Opportunities to mingle with undergraduates, postgraduates, lecturers, staff and alumni at these events 

​​​​​Becoming a member has never been easier

All you have to do is click the 'BECOME A MEMBER' button! This will take you to the AHGS page on the Durham Students’ Union website where you can join the society and pay for membership online. 

It only costs £10 for lifetime membership - this will ensure that you are a part of the society throughout your entire life-time at Durham University!


Arthur Holmes, 1912

​The Arthur Homes Geological Society is a departmental society for Earth Scientists at Durham University. The society is run for students, by students, and organises a number of events throughout the year. AHGS aims for undergraduates, post graduates, lecturers, staff, and alumni to integrate with one another, to further their university experiences.

If you have any suggestions for what you would like to see in the society, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us via the 'Contact Us' box on the exec page.  Alternatively, feel free to contact any one of the exec team personally via their contact details given. 

The society is named after, locally born, Arthur Holmes. Arthur Holmes became the first reader in geology at Durham University in 1924 and, throughout his career, earned himself the nickname of "Father of modern geochronology". Holmes performed the first accurate uranium-lead radiometric dating while he was an undergraduate in London. This led to the publication of his famous book, The Age of the Earth, in which he argues the case for using radioactive methods as a more precise dating technique, compared to more traditional methods. The Earth Sciences department building is named after him.

​For our rules of conduct, please CLICK HERE to see our constitution.

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​​​​​​​Arthur Holmes Geological Society

The society for Earth Scientists at Durham University