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Burlington House

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We are located at Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

Medals

Award Winners 2014

We are delighted to announce the names of the winners of our medals and funds in 2014. Citations and Replies for these Awards are now available.

Annual Review 2013

Annual Review 2013

View the Society's Annual Review and full audited accounts for 2013.

William Smith map

Visiting the William Smith Map

William Smith’s “map that changed the world” can be viewed at the Geological Society in Burlington House.

About Us

The Geological Society of London was founded in 1807.  It is the UK national society for geoscience, and the oldest geological society in the world.

The Society provides a wide range of professional and scientific support to over 10,000 Fellows (members), about 2000 of whom live overseas.  More than 2000 Fellows are also Chartered Geologists.

As well as boasting one of the most important geological libraries in the world, the Geological Society is a global leader in Earth science publishing, and is renowned for its cutting edge science meetings.  It is a vital forum in which Earth scientists from a broad spectrum of disciplines and environments can exchange ideas, and is an important communicator of geoscience to government, media, those in education and the broader public.

To find out more about the aims of the Society, read Council's January 2007 strategy.

The Society is located at Burlington House, Piccadilly, which was developed by the government in the 19th 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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Apply online or download a PDF form. There are forms for every grade of membership.

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