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Society News

Christmas and New Year closure

The Society (London and Bath) will close to Fellows at 15.00 on Friday 20 December, re-opening at 09.30 on Thursday 2 January 2020.

Research grants

Applications are invited for the 2020 round of the Society research grants. Please complete the form, which can be downloaded from the Society Awards and Research Grants page at where you will also find information about all the grants. 

The Research Grants committee meets once annually. Applications must reach the Society no later than 12 noon on 3 February 2020 and must be supported by two Fellows of the Society, who must each complete a supporting statement form. The committee will only consider complete applications on the appropriate form. 

The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 185

The President of the Society is an ex-officio Commissioner of the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. Applications are open for their various awards, including Research and Industrial Fellowships. For further information, please go to:

Society Discussion Group 2019/2020—All Welcome!

The Geological Society Discussion Group exists to promote discussion in a social setting on a variety of geoscience topics. Our meetings take place in the evening, at a range of different venues in London, when a topical subject is raised by an invited speaker and debated over dinner. 

Come and broaden your mind and your network! The meetings are open to all—Fellows, their guests and non-Fellows.

  • ‘Show and tell’ evening. Bring a geological object to pass around and discuss – 4 December 2019, Athenaeum, Pall Mall
  • Deep continental subduction, Anna Bidgood (Oxford University) – 5 February 2020, Bumpkins, South Kensington 

For more information, please go to: To make a reservation, please contact: