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Corporate Patrons

Join us and colleagues across the industry to support the wider community of Earth scientists. 

Our Corporate Patron* scheme provides a wide range of benefits, through which companies contribute to the growth and development of the Society to the benefit of their brand, objectives and employees, as well as to that of the wider Earth Science community. 

As a Corporate Patron your company will have an official association with the Geological Society and your clients and staff will benefit from exclusive access to our prestigious central London premises, including the Society’s library facilities, meeting rooms and lecture theatre.

We understand that all businesses have different objectives. We have developed four exclusive partnerships: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum that can be tailored to suit your budget and needs.

Key benefits

  • Corporate Patron logo and certificate, clearly demonstrating your commitment to support of the wider Earth science community 
  • Exclusive use of the Society’s prestigious central London premises, including access to our world-class Earth science library containing over 300,000 volumes of books and serials, 40,000 maps and subscriptions to more than 600 journal titles 
  • Promotion of your Corporate Patron status in the reception area of the Society’s premises for all to see when they attend conferences and meetings 
  • Listing on our website, including a link to your own website 
  • Corporate Patrons are invited to a programme of events ideal for corporate networking 
  • Quarterly Corporate Patron e-newsletters
  • Complimentary copies of the Society’s Geoscientist magazine 

As a Corporate Patron:

  • You will be better informed about forefront scientific developments vital to your business
  • Your staff will have access to the geoscientific information they need for today's competitive business environment
  • You will be investing in the science on which your business depends
  • Your company will develop a wider network of business and scientific contacts, and strengthen existing relationships through our calendar of social and scientific/technical meetings
  • Your company will be associated with the oldest Geological Society in the world and part of an organisation that endorses professionalism throughout the geological community.

Corporate Patron funding is used by the Society to deliver a wide range of important outreach activities, including:

  • Earth Science Week an annual celebration of geology. Last year 150 schools across the UK and Ireland received our free specially curated resource packs and sixty-two activities were held including a family science fair, guided fossil tour, volcano-themed quiz and interactive schools event  
  • Geoscience Education Academy, a free four-day CPD workshop providing an opportunity for geography and science teachers to consolidate their geological knowledge and stock up with teaching resources, classroom activities, presentations and ideas
  • Major policy reports, such as Geology for Society, responses to consultations and inquiries and briefing meetings on policy-relevant geoscience in the UK and internationally  
  • A wide range of careers events aimed at engaging young people with geology, including The National Schools Geology Challenge, the Early Career Geologist Award and careers day conferences in Edinburgh, Nottingham and London

As a registered charity, we rely on the support of our Corporate Patrons and members to undertake our vital work serving science, profession and society.

Thank you.

*Previously known as Corporate Affiliate. 


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Further information

Become an Enterprise Member

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The Geological Society recognises the impact and importance of engaging with start-up and smaller companies working in the Earth science industry. 

For £500+VAT companies with up to 10 employees and an annual turnover of under £2 million can join the Geological Society as Enterprise members and have access to the Society’s world class library (for reference only) and other facilities. 

You will be listed as a supporter on our website and invited to our two annual special Corporate Patron events.  

Enterprise member companies receive regular editions of the Society’s Geoscientist magazine and industry e-newsletter.

Find out more and join today -

Other Ways to Partner with us


Our Friends scheme is open to all amateur, non-professional geologists.

Enjoy benefits usually reserved for Fellows such as access to the library and discounts on special publications.

Associated Societies

Our Associated Societies are organisations with aims and missions consistent with those of the Geological Society in advancing the geosciences