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The 25 April 2015 Nepal Earthquake

On 25 April 2015, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake occurred in Nepal, the biggest in over 80 years. Find out more about the geological context and history of tectonics in the region & more general resources on earthquakes.


Independent Panel Members Appointed

At the request of the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), the Geological Society has established an independent panel to review and evaluate the guidance for national geological screening.

Lords Arctic Committee

Lords Arctic Committee:
Call for Evidence

Read the Society's submission to the wide-ranging Arctic Enquiry

Shale Gas

Shale Gas

Questions about the geology of shale gas? Useful resources from the Geological Society

Policy & Media

Earth science will be at the heart of meeting the social and economic challenges of the 21st century.

As the national forum for the debate and development of cutting edge Earth science, the Geological Society has a special responsibility to communicate this science and its importance to society, to government, the media, other scientific communities and the general public.

None of this is possible without the engagement of our Fellows and the wider Earth science community – to get involved, contact


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