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Renew your Fellowship

Fellowship renewals are now open for 2019. 

How to pay

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

Fees are due for 2019 subscriptions by 1 November 2018. A renewal letter was posted or emailed to you in early October 2018 outlining your current subscription options, and balance. If you would like to change your personal details or subscription options, please complete the online forms.

For further queries, please check the renewal FAQs

Pay online

To pay online please use the secure online payment link (via Worldpay) emailed to you in early October.

  • 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 confirmation email from Worldpay. Please check your junk mail before contacting membership. 
  • You will receive a receipt by email from the Society within seven days.
  • To request a new payment link please email

Pay by phone

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

  • Dial the number above, enter your Fellowship number and date of birth (DDMMYY) and the system will confirm your balance.
  • Simply enter your card details to complete the transaction.
  • 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

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

  • Download the Direct Debit Instruction, complete with UK bank details, and return it to the Geological Society by 20 October 2018.

Forms received after this date will not be eligible to pay in four instalments.

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 contact the membership team on 020 7434 9944 or email


For further queries, please check the renewal FAQs

Fellowship Card 2019

Following a successful renewal a welcome pack and fellowship card will be sent to your registered address at the end of December 2018.

Re-instatement of lapsed Fellowship

Membership lapsed in June 2018

If your membership lapsed due to non-payment of fees for 2018 – you can still pay for your 2018 fees and re-instate your membership by calling the Fellowship office on 020 7434 9944.

Membership lapsed before 2018

If your membership lapsed on or prior to 2017, 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.


Ammonite_Fellowship Guide 


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