The Geological Society Newsletter - Issue 354 - The Great Geobakeoff is BACK!
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The Great Geobakeoff 2019

Easter is nearly here, which can only mean one thing…

The Great Geobakeoff is BACK!

As ever, the rules are few, the challenges many. Entry is open to all. Send us images of your creations via twitter or instagram (#geobakeoff) or email them to

Our blog has all the details on how to gain points to win. 

Society & Membership Updates
Support your Society

The Geological Society provides support to thousands of geologists and champions geoscience globally. Without the generosity of our members, Corporate Affiliates and Friends we could not continue to do this work.  

The new ‘Support Us’ section on the website is now live and highlights the different ways you can support the Society.

Please get in touch with Jenny Boland, our Head of Development to find out more about supporting the Society, either through a personal donation, corporate partnership or as planned legacy gift. 


Work for the Society: Human Resources Officer

The Society is recruiting for a part time Human Resources Officer.

Based at Burlington House, London the primary responsibility is the day to day management of human resources for the Geological Society.

Closing date: Friday 26 April 2019

See the full job description in the About us section.

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Publishing Updates
Journal of the Geological Society: New paper 

An exciting new paper has been published in the 'Journal of the Geological Society'. The paper investigates ancient organic matter of biological origin in multiple samples of rock spanning over 2,000 million years of Earth's history.

Read the full paper - free for a limited time - in the Lyell Collection.

Library Updates
New E-journal

The Library can now provide online access to Soil and Sediment Contamination from vol.6(1997) onwards. This includes volumes published as Journal of Soil Contamination.

This internationally, peer-reviewed publication focuses on soil and sediment contamination from a number of different sources, and includes offsite and in situ remediation techniques, strategies for assessing health effects and hazards, and tips for dealing with everyday regulatory and legal issues.

Ask the Library for an OpenAthens login, if you don’t have one.

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Regional and Specialist Group News & Events
The Hydrogeology of the Superficial Deposits

Date: 1 - 2 May 2019
Venue: Burlington House, London

Following on from the highly successful Hydrogeology of the Chalk Conference in 2018, the Hydrogeological Group of the Geological Society (supported by the Contaminated Land Group) will be holding a two-day conference on the 'Hydrogeology of the Superficial Deposits'.

The conference will cover current practice and future challenges in the management of superficial aquifers in the UK and elsewhere.

Register by 24 April 2019 to attend. 
Upcoming Petroleum Group Conferences

The Petroleum Group has a number of events coming up over the next few months; in April, Celebrating the Life of Chris Cornford (1948-2017) is open for registration as is Petroleum Geology of Mexico and the Northern Caribbean in May.

We are now taking table bookings for the Annual dinner and awards ceremony in June and there is a call for abstract for the Salt Tectonics: Understanding Rocks that Flow conference in October. 

Visit the Petroleum Group page to find more detail on all these conferences. 


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