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Earth Science Week 2014

Every year at this time we remind Fellows to renew or face being struck off – with the subsequent inconvenience of having to re-apply, writes Edmund Nickless

For the Society, late payment results each year in additional costs and administration.  In this economic climate we ensure that optimum use is made of Society resources and we rely on the support of Fellows to achieve this.  Time is running out for you to renew your Fellowship.  To ensure that you continue to support and belong to your professional body, please renew today, preferably online via the web site; or you can call Burlington House and ask for the Fellowship Department.

Vote! Vote! Vote!

May I also encourage you to cast your votes for Council?  The total number of Fellows voting in 2013 was 1092, from an electorate of around 10,500.  Candidates running for Council have committed to give considerable their time to serve the Society if elected – so please, give a very little of your time to vote.  Unless there is a reasonable turnout, it will be difficult to encourage people to stand in future.

Earth Science Week 2014

Following the success of 2013’s Earth Science Week, the Society is keen to reach an even wider audience this year, writes Sarah Day

UK Earth Science Week 2014 will take place on October 13-19, with a theme of ‘Our Geo-Heritage.’  We are hoping that events during Earth Science Week will help to promote the UK’s geological heritage sites, from famous landmarks like the Giant’s Causeway, to less well-known areas of geological significance - so do get in touch with ideas if you would like to take part. 

As ever, we want to promote guided and self-guided geology walks, in towns and cities as well as the countryside, so please contact us if you are able to plan one during the week, and we will make sure it gets publicised. 

Society Awards 2014

The Society is delighted to announce the names of the winners of its medals and funds and offers all its heartiest congratulations.

Maureen Raymo, Wollaston Medal; Martin Brasier, Lyell Medal; Julian Pearce, Murchison Medal; Peter Styles, William Smith Medal; Jane Francis, Coke Medal; Christine Peirce, Coke Medal; John Maclennan, Bigsby Medal; Max Coleman, Prestwich Medal; Edward Rose, Sue Tyler Friedman Medal;

Robert Chandler, R H Worth Prize; Craig Barrie, Wollaston Fund; Claire Corkhill, William Smith Fund; Paul Butler, Lyell Fund; Katherine Joy, Murchison Fund; Maggie Williams, Distinguished Service Award; Michael Babechuk, President’s Award; Hannah Hughes, President’s Award; Oliver Shorttle, President’s Award.

The Awards will be presented at President’s Day on 4 June 2014.