Product has been added to the basket

Press Office

The Society’s press office will provide statements on Society activities and can arrange interviews with authors of recent publications. With notice, the Society can also arrange interviews with the members of our Council and committees, primarily on topics like Net Zero, diversity in the geosciences, and the role of geology in sustainable development.

The press office may also be able to collaborate on media projects with sufficient lead time.

The Society is unable to arrange for comments or interviews on other topics on short notice, for instance in response to volcanic eruptions or earthquakes, and regret that we will be unable to respond to queries of this nature. We recommend contacting university or statutory body press offices directly in these instances.  

To get in touch or to be added to the media mailing list, please contact:

Alicia Newton
+44 (0)20 7432 0976


Appointment of new Chief Executive

18 July 2022

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Thompson as the next Chief Executive of the Geological Society, following the retirement of our present Executive Secretary, Richard Hughes on 31 October 2022.

The Geological Society supports Glastonbury’s brand new ‘Science Futures’ area

14 June 2022

Over 200,000 festivalgoers can learn about climate change, space travel, plant power and much more in the newest addition to Glastonbury’s science line up thanks to support from the Geological Society and Responsible Raw Materials.

Mary Anning comes home as Lyme Regis Museum unveils new Jurassic exhibit

13 June 2022

Lyme Regis Museum on the Dorset coast is celebrating the life and work of one the town’s most famous daughters, Mary Anning, with a rarely seen portrait of the renowned paleontologist (on loan from us), an exhibition featuring one of her rare ichthyosaurs and a stunning newly discovered genus and species of extinct marine ‘crocodile’ found by two local fossil hunters.

Geological Society announces 2022 award winners

25 February 2022

We are delighted to announce the 2022 winners of our medals, funds and awards.

Professional Bodies in STEM call on Government ahead of spending review

8 October 2021

The Science Council, alongside 26 of its member organisations have written a joint letter to Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, regarding the upcoming Spending Review. The spending review will set departmental Resource and Capital DEL budgets from 2022-23 to 2024-25.

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.

The Geological Society of London announces the launch of Earth Science, Systems and Society (ES3), its 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.

Browse our press release archive >