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Sedgwick Club

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Named after  Adam Sedgwick
Type  Geological Society
Vice President  Alice Pullen
Formation  1880
President  Dan Spencer
Sedgwick Club
Location  Department of Earth Sciences

The Sedgwick Club is the official student geological society at the University of Cambridge, and is the oldest student-run geological society in the world. It aims to promote the subject of geology among its members through regular talks and social events. It is based in the Department of Earth Sciences.



The club was founded in honour of Adam Sedgwick in 1880. Almost every year after its foundation the Sedgwick Club ran yearly field excursions. Sets of notes, photos, sketches, maps and diagrams from these are kept in the Conservation Laboratories of the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences. This annual field trip has been replaced by the "Magical Mystery Tour" in modern times, which involves a weekend excursion at the beginning of Lent term to an unknown location. Careful minutes and accounts were taken throughout the whole history of the Club, which have also survived and are held in The Sedgwick Museum.

Notable people

  • Gertrude Elles
  • John Edward Marr
  • Thomas McKenny Hughes
  • Alfred Harker
  • William Whitehead Watts
  • David Attenborough
  • Dorothy Hill
  • Vivian Fuchs
  • References

    Sedgwick Club Wikipedia

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