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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.

Sedgwick Club
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Named afterAdam Sedgwick
TypeGeological Society
Coordinates52°20′29.5″N 0°12′20.6″W / 52.341528°N 0.205722°W / 52.341528; -0.205722Coordinates: 52°20′29.5″N 0°12′20.6″W / 52.341528°N 0.205722°W / 52.341528; -0.205722
Catherine Boddy[1]
Vice President
Andrew Sheat


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are kept in the Conservation Laboratories of the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences.[2][3] This annual field trip has been replaced by the "Magical Mystery Tour" in modern times, which involves a weekend excursion at the beginning of Lent term to an unknown location.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.

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  1. ^ "Current committee".
  2. ^ "Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge". Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  3. ^ "The Papers of the Sedgwick Club - Archives Hub". Retrieved 6 February 2017.

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