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Council Service: Call for Nominations

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New Executive Secretary

Sarah Frey has joined the Society from her previous role at the Institution of Structural Engineers. Read the September Geoscientist interview to find out a bit more about our new Executive Secretary.


Awards, Medals and Grants

The Geological Society of London has been awarding medals for significant achievement in the Earth sciences since 1831. See the range of awards, medals and funds granted every year.

Burlington House

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We are located at Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

About Us

The Geological Society of London is a not-for-profit organisation, and a registered charity (no. 210161). Its aims are to improve knowledge and understanding of the Earth, to promote Earth science education and awareness, and to promote professional excellence and ethical standards in the work of Earth scientists, for the public good. 
Founded in 1807, it is the oldest geological society in the world. Today, it is a world-leading communicator of Earth science – through its scholarly publishing, library and information services, cutting-edge scientific conferences, education activities and outreach to the general public. It also provides impartial scientific information and evidence to support policy-making and public debate about the challenges facing humanity.

The Society is the UK’s professional body for Earth science and has a worldwide membership of over 11,500. More than 2,000 of its members live overseas and over 2,500 are Chartered Geologists or Chartered Scientists – professionals who have demonstrated a high level of education, professional competence in their field and a commitment to professional ethics. The Society is licensed by the European Federation of Geologists to award the title of European Geologist and works with partner bodies in the UK to maintain specialist professional registers. It accredits undergraduate and MSc degree programmes, as well as in-house professional training schemes provided by employers. These professional designations and programmes play a vital role in assuring high professional standards, for the benefit of society.

To find out more about the aims of the Society and how it works to deliver them read the 10-year strategy adopted by Council in 2007 and our latest Annual Review

The Geological Society is committed to promoting and celebrating diversity, equality and inclusion in Earth science education and professions.

The Society is located at Burlington House, Piccadilly, which was developed by the government in the nineteenth century as a meeting place for the arts and sciences. It shares the courtyard with the Royal Academy of Arts, the Royal Astronomical Society, the Society of Antiquaries of London, the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Linnean Society of London

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