25 Years of Chartership
In 1990, the Society took on many of the activities of the former Institution of Geologists and created a professional grade of membership, Chartered Geologist with the post nominal ‘CGeol’. This year in September marks the quarter century anniversary of the introduction of this title.
There were 608 Chartered Geologists elected in the first cohort, and over the last 25 years the numbers have steadily grown and now total 2500. The rigour in the process for assessing applications for Chartership ensures that the quality of applicants nominated for validation is of the highest standard. As a result, the Chartered Geologist title is now widely recognised and respected in the UK and a number of other countries and it is attracting an increasing number of applicants.
Marking the Event
Date: 28 September 2015
Venue: Burlington House, London
Talks by John Mather and Paul Younger
A Chartership Lapel Pin
The Society has produced a design for a lapel pin.
This will be available for all CGeols once produced and distributed by the Regional Groups.
Discussions with the Science Council are on-going with regards to a CSci pin.
What is Chartership About?
Looking back at where Chartership began and the process of gaining a Professional title today.
During its comparatively brief existence, the IG was able to claim many achievements with the most notable being: a process for the professional validation of geologists; a system of regional groups; external relations with government, industry and other professional bodies; being a founder member of the European Federation of Geologists; and the publication of a house magazine and The Geologist’s Directory.
The history of the Institution is therefore an important part of the Society’s recent history that has resulted in the modern, high profile organisation the Society has now become.
The Geological Society of London is the recognised UK professional body for Geoscientists. It awards the professional title of Chartered Geologist (post nominal CGeol) and is licensed by the Science Council to award the title of Chartered Scientist (post nominal CSci).
Find out about the process of becoming Chartered.