Information on selected Geological Society meetings addressing public policy issues, or concerning areas of science with particular policy relevance are added to this section. These might be research meetings, or events aimed at a mixed or non-specialist audience. The majority of the talks and presentations are recorded, and can be viewed online by clicking the event title below.
A public briefing meeting to consider from a geological perspective the extent and nature of the potential resource and whether it can be extracted safely.
Member of the Welsh Assembly, research institutions and professional societies convened to discuss the interaction between science and sports.
In the Society's annual lecture on science policy matters, Andrew Miller MP explored how key decisions are made in Parliament, drawing on his experience of events where GSL members have been among key experts called upon to give evidence.
An international and interdisciplinary conference to discuss whether humanity's impact on the Earth has been so significant that it defines a new geological Epoch.
A two-day conference to address key questions for the next generation of nuclear waste researchers, with a dual focus on cutting-edge research and the need to build communities to meet new skills needs.
A two-day conference to explore how current geological and ecological synergies illuminate our understanding of the what the Earth might be like 100 years or more in the future.
A two-day conference to address key questions for the next generation of researchers, who need to build and communicate an understanding of the multi-scale processes involved in the processing, packaging, disposal and regulation of nuclear waste.
The Sir Peter Kent Lecture is the Society's flagship annual lecture on science policy matters. Sir David King gave a talk on meeting the twin challenges of climate change and socio-economic development in the context of a growing global population.
Bryan Lovell presented a talk to a diverse audience of policy-makers, oil industry figures and others, on the subject of his recently published book 'Challenged by Carbon: The Oil Industry and Climate Change'.
A one-day open meeting to discuss developments in the characterisation of deep geology and hydrogeology appropriate for potential sites for geological disposal facilities in the UK.
A one-day meeting to review the current situation regarding the long-term management of radioactive waste from a geoscientific perspective.
To promote an integrated approach to energy policy making, a group of leading organisations commissioned a series of seminars to bring together the UK's leading scientists and economists, representing both institutions and industry.
A three-day international meeting organised by the Petroleum Group of the Geological Society, focusing on the geological aspects of coping with climate change.