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Lecture Theatre & Library at The Geological Society

The Geological Society Burlington House Piccadilly London, London, W1J 0BD Show map
Green Park Station (400 yd)
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About this space

Located on the ground floor, the Lecture Theatre and Lower Library provides an inviting setting for conferences.

The Meeting Room is accessible through two doors from the Lower Library. This room is used for lectures and meetings of Society and related organisations. Refurbished as a lecture theatre in 1972-73, it had formerly been laid out in 'Parliamentary' style, the President seated on a throne-like chair on a raised dais at the end of the room.

The Theatre was refurbished with help from the Society's Petroleum Group in 1999, and then again for the Bicentenary in 2007. It was named the Janet Watson Lecture Theatre in 2009, in honour of Professor Janet Vida Watson FRS (1923-1985), of Imperial College London, the Society's first woman President (1982-1984).

The Lower Library was originally the Society's Main Library when the first floor rooms housed its museum collection. It is now used mainly to store foreign periodicals and is used for social gatherings and for refreshments when scientific meetings are being held in the Lecture Theatre.


Capacity

Standing
up to 150
Dining
up to 50
Theatre
up to 172

Prices

Monday
9:30 – 21:00
from £1728–£2015 hire fee
Per morning
9:30 – 13:00
from £1728 hire fee
Per day
9:30 – 17:00
from £2015 hire fee
Per afternoon
13:00 – 17:00
from £1728 hire fee
Per evening
17:30 – 21:00
from £2015 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
Early/late access available upon request in some circumstances for an extra fee.
Tuesday
9:30 – 21:00
from £1728–£2015 hire fee
Per morning
9:30 – 13:00
from £1728 hire fee
Per day
9:30 – 17:00
from £2015 hire fee
Per afternoon
13:00 – 17:00
from £1728 hire fee
Per evening
17:30 – 21:00
from £2015 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
Early/late access available upon request in some circumstances for an extra fee.
Wednesday
9:30 – 21:00
from £1728–£2015 hire fee
Per morning
9:30 – 13:00
from £1728 hire fee
Per day
9:30 – 17:00
from £2015 hire fee
Per afternoon
13:00 – 17:00
from £1728 hire fee
Per evening
17:30 – 21:00
from £2015 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
Early/late access available upon request in some circumstances for an extra fee.
Thursday
9:30 – 21:00
from £1728–£2015 hire fee
Per morning
9:30 – 13:00
from £1728 hire fee
Per day
9:30 – 17:00
from £2015 hire fee
Per afternoon
13:00 – 17:00
from £1728 hire fee
Per evening
17:30 – 21:00
from £2015 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
Early/late access available upon request in some circumstances for an extra fee.
Friday
9:30 – 21:00
from £1728–£2015 hire fee
Per morning
9:30 – 13:00
from £1728 hire fee
Per day
9:30 – 17:00
from £2015 hire fee
Per afternoon
13:00 – 17:00
from £1728 hire fee
Per evening
17:30 – 21:00
from £2015 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
Early/late access available upon request in some circumstances for an extra fee.
Saturday
Closed
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
Early/late access available upon request in some circumstances for an extra fee.
Sunday
Closed
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
Early/late access available upon request in some circumstances for an extra fee.

Catering

In-house catering
Allows external catering
Approved caterers only
BYO alcohol allowed
Can provide alcohol
Kitchen facilities available
Can provide halal
Can provide kosher
Complimentary water
Extensive vegan menu
Extensive gluten-free menu
Complimentary tea and coffee
Buyout fee for external catering

Licences

Alcohol licence until 23:00


Facilities

Wi-Fi
Projector
Flipchart
Audiovisual (AV) equipment
Conference call facilities
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Natural light
Disabled access
Storage space
Accommodation available
Parking available
Tea and Coffee Machines in all rooms

Venue welcomes

Ticketed events
Loud music/events
VIP events
Enhanced security events

Founded in 1807 by 13 gentlemen over dinner, The Geological Society is the oldest national geological Society in the world.

The Society has resided in Burlington House, which is a Grade II listed building in the heart of Central London, since 1874.

The Geological Society setting and facilities provides a stunning and welcoming environment for day time conferences, meetings and events, receptions and intimate dinners.

With a 172 seat lecture theatre, Lower Library and a number of smaller meeting rooms, we will have the perfect space to meet your requirements.


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