British Organic Geochemical Society

An Historical Perspective


The idea behind BOGS was conceived sometime in late 1987 and in February 1988 a letter seeking interest from organic geochemists in the U.K. was circulated. The signatories of this letter were Drs Wolff (University of Liverpool), Abbott (University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne), McEvoy (then at University of Bangor) and Rowland (the then Plymouth Polytechnic). The idea seemed to meet with general support and the inaugural meeting of BOGS was held in Bangor 13-15 July 1988 and was attended by an enthusiastic band of organic geochemists.

At the inaugural meeting, the abovementioned were elected to Office and remain, to this day, the governing body (for want of a better phrase) of BOGS.

From that auspicious start, The Society has continued to flourish and a meeting has been held every year (well almost), the location of which usually fluctuates between the northernmost and the southernmost reaches of the U.K.


The BOGS Meetings, 1988-2013

Date Location Hosting Organisation Web Site
1st 13-15 July 1988 Bangor Department of Oceanography, Bangor University -
2nd 5-7 September 1989 Liverpool Environmental Organic Chemistry and Geochemistry Group,
Department of Earth Sciences, University of Liverpool
-
3rd 30 August-1 September 1990 Bideford Hallsannery Field Centre/Integrated Geochemical Interpretation Ltd. -
4th 16-18 July 1992 Newcastle-upon-Tyne Fossil Fuels and Environmental Geochemistry Postgraduate Institute,
University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
-
5th 21-23 July 1993 Plymouth Petroleum and Environmental Geochemistry Group,
Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth
The Meeting
6th 27-18 July 1994 Aberdeen Department of Geology and Petroleum Geology,
University of Aberdeen
-
7th 12-13 July 1995 Bristol Organic Geochemistry Unit (OGU),
School of Chemistry, University of Bristol
-
8th 9-10 July 1996 Liverpool Environmental Organic Chemistry and Geochemistry Group,
Department of Earth Sciences, University of Liverpool
-
9th 8-9 July 1997 Newcastle-upon-Tyne Fossil Fuels and Environmental Geochemistry Postgraduate Institute,
University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
-
10th 15-17 July 1998 Plymouth Petroleum and Environmental Geochemistry Group,
Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth
The Meeting
11th 30 June-2 July 1999 York Department of Chemistry,
University of York
-
12th 5-7 July 2000 Bristol Organic Geochemistry Unit (OGU),
School of Chemistry, University of Bristol
-
13th 23-25 July 2001 Gregynog Department of Geography,
University of Wales Swansea
The Meeting
14th 2-3 July 2002 Newcastle-upon-Tyne Fossil Fuels and Environmental Geochemistry Postgraduate Institute,
University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
-
15th 8-9 July 2003 Plymouth Petroleum and Environmental Geochemistry Group,
School of Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth
The Meeting
16th 14-15 July 2004 Nottingham School of Chemical, Environmental and Mining Engineering,
University of Nottingham
-
17th 14-15 July 2005 Liverpool Organic Biogeochemistry Group,
Earth & Ocean Sciences Department, University of Liverpool
The Meeting
18th 28-29 June 2006 Milton Keynes Planetary and Space Sciences Research Institute,
Open University
-
19th 1-2 July 2008 Newcastle-upon-Tyne The School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences,
University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
-
20th 7-8 July 2009 Bristol Organic Geochemistry Unit (OGU),
School of Chemistry, University of Bristol
-
21st 6-7 July 2010 Manchester Environmental Geochemistry and Geomicrobiology Group,
School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, University of Manchester
The Meeting
22nd 6-7 July 2011 Swansea Department of Geography,
Swansea University
-
23rd 4-5 July 2012 Leeds School of Geography,
University of Leeds
-
24th 10-11 July 2013 Plymouth Petroleum and Environmental Geochemistry Group,
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Plymouth University
The Meeting
25th 10-11 July 2014 Liverpool School of Natural Sciences and Psychology,
Liverpool John Moores University
The Meeting



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