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Join the Society

Apply now for 2020 Fellowship and enjoy the remainder of 2019 free of charge (up to five months)!


Awards, Medals and Grants

The Society is delighted to announce the winners of the 2019 awards, medals and funds. 

See the winners

Membership & Chartership

The Geological Society offers geoscientists continuity and support through every phase of scientific and professional life.

Membership brings many benefits, including professional recognition. 

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Benefits of Membership

Fellows are entitled to the letters FGS after their name and Chartered Geologists can add the postnominal CGeol.

Thinking of becoming Chartered?

Becoming a Chartered Fellow has a positive impact on your career.

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Step-by-Step Guide

All Fellows receive our monthly magazine Geoscientist, a choice of free access to Society journals from the Lyell collection, discounted publications and meeting fees and access to our world-class geological library. 

In addition, all Fellows have access to our online Continuing Professional Development scheme.

CPD Reporting

Information on how to complete and submit your CPD

CPD 2017
The CPD Scheme

See the Annual Report of the Past Year

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Library Services

The Library offers a range of services; e-journals, literature searches, the map library and special Library events. 

Our Fellowship Strategy

Geological Society Careers Days


The essential meeting place for Geoscience students & industry.

Contact the team

Fellowship Department
The Geological Society
Burlington House
London, W1J 0BG

T: +44 (0)20 7434 9944

F: +44 (0)20 7439 8975