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Presidents Day 2013

President’s Day (Burlington House, 5 June) will begin with the Annual General Meeting (11.00) followed by a buffet lunch with the award winners (members with ticket only – £27.50 per head). As in previous years, recipients of the major medals have been invited to give a short talk on their subject, and the Awards Ceremony will be followed by presentations by Lyell, Murchison, William Smith and Wollaston medallists (details below). The timetable and AGM agenda are below.

To obtain luncheon tickets please send cheques (made payable to the Geological Society) to Stephanie Jones at Burlington House or email [email protected]. Please also contact Stephanie if you wish to attend the afternoon events, for which there is no charge.


11.00 Annual General Meeting (members only); 12.30 Lunch with the Award winners (members with tickets only); 14.00 Awards Ceremony; 15.15; Talks by Lyell, Murchison and William Smith medallists; 16.30 Tea; 17.00 Talk by Wollaston Medallist; 17.30 President’s closing remarks; 17.40 – 19.30 Drinks reception.

AGM Agenda

Apologies; Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 13 June 2012; Appointment of Scrutineers for the ballots for Council and Officers; Ballot for Council; Annual Report and Accounts for 2012; President’s Report; Secretaries’ Reports; Treasurer’s Report; Comments from Fellows; Formal acceptance of the Annual Report and Accounts for 2012 and approval of the Budget for 2013; Fellowship subscriptions for 2014; Deaths; Report of Scrutineers on the ballot for Council; Ballot for Officers; Appointment of Auditors; Report of Scrutineers on the ballot for Officers; Election of new Fellows; Any other business; Provisional date of next Annual General Meeting

Talks by Lyell, Murchison and William Smith medallists

Paula Reimer (Lyell Medal), Director, Centre for Climate, the Environment & Chronology, School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queen's University Belfast: Calibrating the radiocarbon timescale

Peter Kokelaar (Murchison Medal), George Herdman Professor of Geology, Liverpool University: Understanding Avalanche Mobility

Martin Jackson (William Smith Medal), Senior Research Scientist, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin: Origin and Evolution of Allochthonous Salt Sheets

Talk by Wollaston medallist Kurt Lambeck, Professor of Geophysics, The Australian National University: Of Ice and Land, Sea and Strand: Sea Level During Glacial Cycles

Annual subscriptions 2014

Council agreed to the following subscription rates for 2014 at its meeting on 16 April 2013. These will go forward to Fellows to agree at the AGM.



  £ £
Junior Candidate Fellow 10.00 10.00
Candidate Fellow 15.00 15.00
Candidate Fellow full course fee 40.00 40.00
27 and under 68.00 69.00
28-33 125.50  128.00
34-59 191.00 194.50
34-59 (Overseas) 146.50 149.00
60-69 96.00 97.50
70+ 66.00 67.00
Concessions 68.00 69.00
Full time postgraduate MSc 27.50 28.00
Full time postgraduate PhD 40.00 40.50
Supplement (to payer) for Joint Fellowship 56.00 57.00
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CSci supplement payers