The British Society for Geomorphology hosts an annual conference each year, where we explore all facets of geomorphology through talks from members across the society.  This ranges from academic research to applied geomorphology case studies and learning.  A conference dinner is held with an Awards ceremony.

2024 British Society for Geomorphology Annual Meeting

This year the British Society for Geomorphology (BSG) Annual Conference, incorporating the 2nd Cuchlaine King Symposium, will be hosted by Loughborough University. For full and up to date information, please visit the conference website: Loughborough University BSG Annual Conference.

Check out the highlights from 2022 further down the page.

The BSG Annual Conference is the most important event in the BSG calendar, bringing together geomorphology researchers and professionals to share their work and network with peers. This year’s event will have a uniquely Loughborough flavour.

The oral and poster presentation sessions provide an excellent opportunity to share your latest research and practice, while the early career researcher and professional geomorphology workshops will offer a great chance to develop technical and transferable skills alongside new or familiar peers.

We will celebrate the BSG Medal and Award winners through keynote presentations, and look forward to hosting the second ever Cuchlaine King Symposium, supported by Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, which this year has the theme ‘Extreme Events in Geomorphology’.

There will be a pre-conference fieldtrip to Charnwood Forest which will explore links between geomorphological processes and the special geology in the Loughborough area.

The BSG Annual Conference has long provided a platform for early career researchers to share their work in a collegial and supportive environment, and we particularly welcome contributions from early career researchers and practitioners.

The Conference will have an online element, enabling virtual attendance for those who cannot join in person.


  • Abstract deadline: 1 July 2024
  • Early bird registration deadline: 31 July 2024
  • Pre-Conference field trip: 2 September 2024
  • Conference begins: 3 September 2024

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The 2022 BSG Annual Conference was held in Northumbria.  Check out the highlights below and view a blog post from our Postgraduate Sub-Committe Chair Marina.

Pre-conference Fieldtrip

The pre-conference fieldtrip took place on Sunday 4th September. Participants headed to a series of remote Northumberland sites of geomorphological interest, with a primary focus on sites that were part of active or planned river restoration projects, and/or where river channels and their floodplains have been subject to recent extreme geomorphological perturbations linked to historical intervention. The trip was led by professional geomorphologists from the Environment Agency.

Postgraduate Workshop - Grants, Geomorph Jobs and Beyond

The postgraduate workshop provided a forum to discuss and plan an individuals future in Geomorphology.  The workshop discussed all things grants and funding related with a great panel of academics.

Professional Workshop - To Model or Not to Model

The professional workshop held a discussion around the benefits and disadvantages of modelling of applied geomorphological projects.

Conference presentations and talks

The conference took place from Monday afternoon to Wednesday afternoon, covering a wide range of topics including fluvial, glacial, coastal, desert and planetary geomorphology.

Poster Presentation and Networking Event

On the Tuesday evening a networking event was held in the impressive Wylam Brewery, set in the beautiful grounds of Exhibition Park.  A wide variety of posters were presented covering the latest research in the field of geomorphology as well as practical case studies from the applied/professional geomorphology attendees.

Feedback from this years attendees:

‘I would like to point out the amazing British geomorphology community that attended the event. From industries, professors, to Phd students, the friendship and network that I created during the event was unique. I will definitely attend the next events.’ (Gustavo Nagel, Southampton University)

‘The BSG 2022 Conference fieldtrip was a fantastic opportunity to see applied geomorphology in action. We visited two upland river sites which have been historically modified and are the focus of planned river restoration activities. It was great to hear and discuss river science, options and challenges for restoraiton in the field with a diverse group of practitioners and researchers. The trip highlighted the importance of linking research with practice on the ground. I enjoyed the trip and would recommend any one with an interest in geomorphology to join future BSG fieldtrips’  (Hannah Joyce, River Restoration Centre)