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Renew your Fellowship

Paying for your membership

Pay online

You can renew your Fellowship at any time via your MyGSL account, logging in by clicking the 'Login' button on the top right of this page, or following this link: To log in, you will need the email address you used to register with the Society.

Pay by phone

Call now on +44 (0)330 088 3447. The automated telephone service is available 24 hours a day.

  1. Dial the number above, enter your Fellowship number and date of birth (DDMMYY), and the system will confirm your balance.
  2. Enter your card details to complete the transaction.
  3. You will be given a reference number, and you will receive a receipt by email from the Society within seven days.

Pay by Direct Debit

Although it is now too late to pay in instalments, you can still pay by Direct Debit in one payment. Please download and complete our Direct Debit instruction mandate and return to the Society.

We can collect your fees on the 10th day of the next available month (up to June 2020). Please allow at least 15 days to set up your new Direct Debit instruction. An email confirmation will be sent to you once your Direct Debit has been set up, from the Society and from our Direct Debit service provider ‘BPS’ (using the following email suffix: ‘’).

If you have any questions, please contact the Geological Society at

Membership fee due dates

Fees are due for 2020 subscriptions from 1 October 2019.

In accordance with the Society's Bye-laws, we offer a generous window of eight months within which you can renew your Fellowship.

We strongly advise you to renew before 1 December 2019 so that we can send you your membership card and pack for 2020. All non-payers will lose access to free journals and other services after 1 March 2020.

Your details

A renewal letter will be posted or emailed to you in early October 2019, outlining your current subscription options and balance. 

Please log in to the MyGSL portal if you wish to update your name, address or telephone number.


To browse answers to our frequently asked questions, please check our renewal FAQs.

Benefits of renewing your membership

  • Access to publications, journals and online resources
  • Great discounts on books, conferences, venue hire and free access to Geofacets ME
  • Manage your CPD through MyGSL to help you with your career development
  • Get on the path to Chartership - CGeol or CSci 
  • Access to our Central London building - use our Library or access a space for a meeting/study
  • Retain access to exclusive networks, specialist and regional group events, and conferences

If you'd like to find out more, you can browse more benefits of fellowship.

Reinstatement of lapsed Fellowship

Membership lapsed in June 2019

If your membership lapsed due to non-payment of fees for 2019, you can still pay for your 2019 fees and reinstate your membership by calling the Fellowship office on 020 7434 9944.

Membership lapsed before 2019

If your membership lapsed in or prior to 2018, you will need to reapply and be reelected. Please log in to MyGSL and apply via the online form.

Support with your fees

We may be able to help if you are on a reduced income due to not working, illness or raising a family. Please complete our concession request form and we will get back to you.

Please note that if you are unemployed and would like to apply for concession, please send your request after 1 January 2020.

Concessionary rates are normally available to Fellows who have paid the full fee (i.e., the 34 to 59 bracket) for five years.

RAS and Joint Fellows

Members eligible for the following discounted rates will not be able to renew via MyGSL and should contact the Fellowship Office on 020 7434 9944.

  • Joint Fellow rate (£139.50)
  • RAS Member rate (£160.50)

Great Fellowship Offers to add to your Renewal

Combined Journal

The Society offers a 'Two for One' on the Journal of the Geological Society (JGS) and the Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology (QJEGH).

Discounted subscriptions

Discounted subscriptions to Geology published by the Geological Society of America's and Geology Today published by Wiley. 

Membership of the Geological Society Discussion Group

The Discussion Group hosts six to seven dinners a year at a number of different venues in London, including Burlington House, with a wide range of speakers and topics.

  • £30 for annual membership (reduced to £15 for those living more than 100 miles from central London) entitles members to discounted rates for meetings.

Discounted RAS membership

25% off the Geological Society and the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) membership fees. For futher details see the RAS Offer