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News

Society announces new scientific theme on “Geohazards, Geoengineering and Georesilience”

31 March 2021

geohazards logo 

The Geological Society is pleased to announce the second new, multi-year theme for Society activities – Geohazards, Geoengineering and Georesilience. This is a complex and broad theme, and to acknowledge this, the Geological Society have nominated a team of three scientists to lead the multiple strands of the programme: Dr Anna Hicks (British Geological Survey) theme leader, and two deputy theme leaders - Dr Aggeliki Georgiopoulou (University of Brighton) and Dr Irene Manzella (University of Plymouth).


Geological Society announces 2021 award winners

The Geological Society is pleased to announce the 2021 winners of our medals, funds and awards.

Geological Society honours Mary Anning by supporting statue campaign

4 February 2021

woman in long green dress with a green shawl and white bonnet holding a pick and a bag is stood in front of the coast  The Geological Society has become an official supporter of the campaign to acknowledge the life and work of Mary Anning (1799 - 1847) through a statue to be erected in her honour on the Jurassic Coast.


The Geological Society of London announces the launch of Earth Science, Systems and Society (ES3), it’s first fully gold open access journal.

1 February 2021

Capital E and S with a small 3 in large blue font to the left and Earth Science, Systems and Society in smaller black text to the right with a white backgroundThe Journal’s subject scope covers the broad spectrum of Earth science, with a particular focus on interfacing, cross-disciplinary research related to sustainability in society. In addition, the Journal’s mission statement aims at encouraging inclusivity and diversity in publishing, engaging directly with early career researchers, and embodying principles of openness and transparency in science.



Society announces new scientific theme on the Energy and Materials Transition

20 November 2020

The Geological Society is pleased to announce that the theme of the Energy and Materials Transition will be a new focus for its science program. The Society has appointed Nicholas Gardiner to lead the Society’s program of work in this area, and Lydia Rycroft to support our outreach and engagement work.


UK takes first step towards siting a Geological Disposal Facility for radioactive waste

cover page of the geological disposal of radioactive waste briefing note

5 November 2020

The Geological Society welcomes today's announcement that a working group of community stakeholders will begin discussions with Radioactive Waste Management about siting a Geological Disposal Facility for the UK's radioactive waste in Copeland, Cumbria. This marks an important first step in the process of developing one of the UK's largest ever environmental projects to ensure the safe and long-term storage of higher activity radioactive waste.



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