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Annual Glossop Award

Please note that the Glossop Meeting has now been postponed until 24 November 2021.

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 2020 Glossop Meeting, which will be held at the premises of the Royal Institution, London on Wednesday 25 November 2020, before the Glossop Medal Lecture by by David Shilston, Technical Director, Atkins Fellow and Head of Discipline for Engineering Geology, Atkins UK.


To apply, please submit an application form by Friday 10 July 2020.

The form requests a two-page abstract (can include text and figures) on the following topic: 

What did your site look like at the last glacial maximum and minimum?

You should also include:

  • A 250-word review on what you have achieved to date in your career
  • A 250-word summary on what you would like to achieve on behalf of the industry through having a role on the Engineering Group's committee
  • An up-to-date CV

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.

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.

Past Glossop Meetings

Presentations of last year's Glossop Award and Medal Lecture are now available to watch on the Engineering Group's YouTube channel.

Key dates

Deadline for applications

Friday 10 July

Notification of shortlisted candidates

Friday 31 July 2020

Presentations by shortlisted finalists

Wednesday 26 August 2020

Presentation of the Award at the 2020 Glossop Meeting

Wednesday 25 November 2020

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