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Engineering Group: 2020 Glossop Meeting – 24th Annual Glossop Award and 21st Glossop Medal Lecture

25 November 2020
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Competition, Evening meeting, Lecture, Specialist Group
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Engineering Group
The Royal Institution of Great Britain, London
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The Engineering Group of the Geological Society is delighted to announce its 2020 Glossop Meeting, which will include the 24th Annual Glossop Award followed by the 21st Glossop Medal Lecture.

24th Annual Glossop Award

The Engineering Group would like to invite all the group's young engineering geologists to enter the 24th Annual Glossop Award. 

This prestigious award is made annually to an outstanding young engineering geologist or geo-environmentalist. The winner will receive up to £500 for a Geological Society Special Publication of their choice, or attendance at a training course or field meeting supported or run by the Engineering Group. The winner will also be offered the option of joining the Engineering Group's committee for one year.

The successful candidate will present their work at the Glossop Meeting before the Glossop Medal Lecture.


To apply, fill out and submit an application form by Friday 10 July 2020.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by Friday 31 July 2020 and must be available on Wednesday 26 August 2020 to attend an interview either at Burlington House or via Skype or Microsoft Teams. Candidates should prepare a presentation, including visual aids, to present to the selection panel.

Guidance notes for candidates are posted via the Engineering Group's Glossop Award page and will also be available through the Engineering Group Secretary via

Rules and eligibility

  • Candidates must have no more than eight years of post-graduate experience on the date of the presentation of the award
  • Candidates must be a Fellow of the Geological Society and under training to become, or already be, a Chartered Geologist or Scientist
  • The candidate must obtain the nomination of his/her employer and must be available to give the presentation on the designated evening

The above is subject to change due to advice related to COVID-19.

21st Glossop Medal Lecture

‘Tools of the trade: engineering geology and the geoscience time machine’ by David Shilston, Technical Director, Atkins Fellow and Head of Discipline for Engineering Geology, Atkins UK.


The Royal Institution of Great Britain
21 Albemarle Street


Please contact the Engineering Group Secretary via with any enquiries.