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Extant groups


"... if the name of the Club should die, the spirit will not ..." — R. Garner, a key early member and President, 1879.


It appears that the Field Club was formally dissolved in 2003. Similar, but specialised, field studies groups are known to be operating in North Staffordshire at Spring 2015:

North Staffordshire Group of the Geologists’ Association

GeoConservation Staffordshire

Stoke-on-Trent Museum Archaeological Society

North Staffordshire Branch of the Classical Association (mostly study of texts, but some excursions to local Ancient Roman sites)

North Staffordshire Association of National Trust Members

North Staffordshire Decorative and Fine Arts Society (includes a sub-group of Church Recorders)

Staffordshire Historic Churches Trust

Leek & District Historical Society (No website)

Biddulph & District Genealogy & Historical Society

Staffordshire Archaeological and Historical Society

Staffordshire Industrial Archaeology Society and their Journal (1970--)

Staffordshire Heritage Group

North Staffordshire Astronomical Society

North Staffs Local Group of The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Staffordshire Moth Group

Staffordshire Invertebrate Group

Staffordshire Fungus Group

Staffordshire Bat Group

Staffordshire Mammal Group

Buxton Field Club

Ashbourne Field Club

Staffordshire Wild Bee Group (no website known, aka Stafford Wild Bee Group)

Staffordshire Barn Owl Action Group

Staffordshire Ecological Record inc. the Staffordshire Biological Recording Scheme

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust

West Midlands Bird Club and their West Midland Bird Club Annual Reports (1934-2013)


A wealth of Field Studies short courses are available at the Field Studies Council's centre, just outside Shrewsbury. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses are offered.

Both Keele University and Staffordshire University provide related degree and advanced courses in North Staffordshire.