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Great Fellowship Offers to add to your Renewal

Combined Journal

The Society is offering 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. 

Geofacets-GSL Millennium Edition

A map search tool exclusively for GSL Fellows at £37.50 a year - 24,000+ downloadable, geo-referenced maps from journals in the Lyell Collection.

Discounted RAS membership

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

Renew your Fellowship

How to pay

*Please note, you do not need to log in to MyGSL to pay your Fellowship fees

- Fees are due for 2018 subscriptions by 1 November 2017. An individual renewal letter has been posted or emailed to you - on or shortly after 22 September 2017.

Pay online

To pay online please use the secure online payment link (via Worldpay) emailed to you on Monday 25 September.

- If you do not need to make any changes simply click the link to pay, using all major payment options. Once you have paid, you will receive a receipt by email.  

- If you have not received the email please check your junk mail before contacting membership. If you do need to request a new payment link please email

Telephone payments

Call +44 (0)330 088 3447, 24 hours a day, to pay via our automated telephone service.

- Your will need your Fellowship number & date of birth to process a payment.

Direct debit

Pay by Direct Debit, and spread the expense; paying in up to four instalments at no extra cost.

- To spread the cost by Direct Debit - Download the Direct Debit Instruction (above), complete with UK bank details, and return it to the Geological Society by 20 October 2017. Forms received after this date will not be eligible to pay in four instalments.

Pay by cheque

To pay by cheque make out a cheque payable to the Geological Society and send it to The Geological Society, Burlington House, London, W1J 0BG

NOTE: If you requested a paper invoice please complete the form and return to the Geological Society along with a cheque or completed Direct Debit form.

How to change products/subscriptions

If you wish to update your subscription options, please complete the Update my Subscriptions form

Please allow 2 working days for the update to take place, after which a new payment link will be emailed to you (if the payment amount changes).

Other details

  • If you are a UK taxpayer you may be able to claim income tax relief on your Fellowship fees, effectively reducing the actual cost of membership by up to 40%.  An explanatory leaflet and form are available to download (above).
  • See a full list of fees and supplements for more information.
  • If you anticipate difficulty in paying please contact membership at

Re-instatement of lapsed Fellowship

Membership lapsed in June 2017

If your membership lapsed due to non-payment of fees for 2017 – you can still pay for your 2017 fees and re-instate your membership by calling the Fellowship office on 020 7434 9944.

Membership lapsed before 2017

If your membership lapsed on or prior to 2016, you will need to re-apply and be re-elected. Please complete the form below and return with the appropriate payment. Apply online or Download an application form.