Council Elections: coming soon
Elections for Council 2016-17 will open shortly. This year we have 17 nominations for the seven vacancies on Council which is an unprecedented number of people coming forward.
New Executive Secretary
Sarah Fray 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.
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.