The Geological Society Newsletter - Issue 349 - Zeiss-GSL Scholarship winners annoucned
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Zeiss-GSL Scholarship Winners Announced

We’re delighted to announce the two winners of the first ever ZEISS-GSL Scholarship, awarded for innovative microscopy in Earth science related projects.

The two recipients, who each receive £4000 towards their project costs, are University of East Anglia PhD Student Bridie Verity Davies and Brown University PhD student Joseph Cukjati.

Responses from the winners are on our blog

Society & Membership Updates
Goodbye and Farewell

Two long-serving staff who will be known to many Fellows have recently decided to move on to pastures new.

Janine (Jan) Benn, who has been with the Society for about 40 years in various roles and latterly in the Fellowship team and Angela Edwards, who has worked with us for 20 years primarily as Burlington House Facilities Manager.

On behalf of the staff and Fellowship, our grateful thanks and very best wishes go to both. 

There are leaving cards in the Upper Library if Fellows wish to send their good wishes.

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Work for the Society

The Society is recruiting for three positions at Burlington House.

  • Facilities & Building Manager 
  • Professional Qualifications Officer
  • Member Services Clerk

Applications close on 8 February 2019 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Details on each role and how to apply are available at


The Geological Society Careers Day

Date: 20 March 2019
Venue: Imperial College

Registration closes on 8 March for our Careers Day in London

Our Careers Days are great meeting points between students, industry and academia.

The day will include short career and industry presentations, an exhibition from industry and higher education institutes, CV and careers workshops and end with a drinks reception. Don't miss out! 

Free to attend, but registration is required.

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Upcoming Society Conferences
4D Subsurface-Modelling

Date: 20 - 21 February 2019
Venue: Burlington House, London

This pioneering event examines current approaches and the vulnerabilities they create for high quality depictions of the subsurface in industrial contexts, the decisions we need to make about it, and our ability to accurately predict its future evolution.

In this forum earth scientists building virtual representations of their target environment share ideas with the engineers who build structures in response to them and managers who make decisions based on them. 

Join us for what will be a stimulating conference. Register now.

Janet Waston Meeting 2019
From core to atmosphere: Deep carbon

Date: 26 - 28 February 2019
Venue: Burlington House, London

This three-day meeting will bring together early career geoscientists and senior members of the Deep Carbon research community to explore the themes of:

  • Deep Carbon origins, storage and transport
  • Carbon in the deep biosphere
  • Deep Carbon through time
  • The future of Deep Carbon research
  • Deep Carbon synthesis

There will be presentations and discussions, mentoring activities with senior scientists and workshops addressing the future of Deep Carbon research and exploring the application of new software driven tools.

Be a part of this flagship conference linked to the Year of Carbon.

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Publishing House Updates

The Online Booksale

Sale starts 7 February - 15 February

There are over 50 titles available in our February 
online book sale. 

Visit the sale page from 7 February to see what's on offer - Prices start from £10.

Regional and Specialist Group News & Events
Non-aqueous phase liquid in the UK, does it matter?

Save the Date: 6 November 2019
Venue: Priory Rooms, Birmingham

The contaminated land group (CLG)of the Geological Society are organising a one-day conference in November 2019. In keeping with the theme of the ‘Year of Carbon’, the conference will be looking at hydrocarbon contamination within the sub‑surface – or non-aqueous phase liquids (NAPLs) as these are often referred to in the contaminated land industry

More details are available on the CLG event page

Other News
Put Your Science Into Action at the Geoscience and Society Summit

Date: 18 - 21 March 2019
Venue: Stockholm, Sweden

How can we as scientific advocates work together to harness the power of the geosciences to benefit public good? The Geoscience and Society Summit will create a forum using scientific information to tackle global and local challenges around the sustainability of natural resources and systems, global health, and resilience.  

Registration is now open.

Radioactive Waste Consultation

Radioactive Waste Management (RWM), a subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, is starting the process to find a willing host community and a suitable site for a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF). 

RWM is inviting views from organisations and individuals on its approach to evaluating the suitability of sites for a GDF – one consultation for England and one consultation for Wales. More information and the consultation documents are available through the links above.  

To provide more information, hear your views and answer questions, RWM has set up ten consultation events. There are eight in England and two in Wales:
  • Thursday 7 February – Cambridge (afternoon and evening)
  • Wednesday 13 February – Westminster, London (10am-4pm)
  • Thursday 14 February – Birmingham (afternoon and evening)
  • Tuesday 19 February – Manchester (10am-4pm)
  • Wednesday 20 February – Penrith (afternoon and evening)
  • Tuesday 26 February – Cheltenham (afternoon and evening)
  • Thursday 28 February – Exeter (afternoon and evening)
  • Thursday 7 March – Darlington (afternoon and evening)
  • Tuesday 12 March – Swansea (afternoon and evening)
  • Thursday 14 March – Llandudno (afternoon and evening)

To attend please pre-register at Refreshments will be provided at all the events.

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Year of Carbon

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