The Geological Society Newsletter - Issue 356 - Join us for President's Day and the 2019 AGM
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President’s Day and AGM 2019

President’s Day is on Thursday, 6 June.  The day will begin with the Annual General Meeting at 11.00am followed by a buffet lunch with this year’s winners of the Society’s medals and funds.  

The full list of winners is available on our website

The Awards ceremony at 2.00pm will be followed by the four senior medallists giving a short talk on their subject. There will be a drinks reception following the talks.
All Fellows are welcome to attend the afternoon events for which there is no charge. Lunch is by ticket only at £28.00 per head. 
See further information and details of how to register

Society & Membership Updates
Do you know your Regional Group?

The Society has 16 Regional Groups that organise scientific, technical, professional and social events locally for members. Professional matters are high on the agenda of the groups, and they are an essential means of sharing information and gathering opinion.

Find details in the Groups and Networks section of the website

The groups are part of the Society and email information about local activities directly to members. All members are allocated to a Regional Group based on their correspondence address.

Members can view or change their contact details and preferences in the MyGSL portal.

Login to the MyGSL portal, using the email address this newsletter has come to (reset password if necessary), and select ‘Edit Profile’.


100 years of female Fellows

2019 marks the 100th anniversary of female Fellowship of the Geological Society. The first eight women to join the Society were elected on 21 May 1919, after a lengthy campaign to be recognised by their peers (read more on our blog).

Throughout the year we will be highlighting the work of our pioneering early members, as well as celebrating the contributions women have made to the geosciences before and since. 

Get involved!
Geoscience Education Academy applications now open

The Geoscience Education Academy provides free, accredited CPD training for UK secondary school teachers and teacher trainees in geoscience topics such as the structure of the Earth, climate change, plate tectonics and tectonic hazards.

This year's GEA will be taking place from 23-24 July 2019 and will include workshops, lectures, practical activities and a half day urban geology fieldtrip. 

Places are limited so if you're a geography, geology or science teacher keen to improve your geoscience knowledge register your place now!

If you know any teachers that might be interested and would benefit from the GEA please let them know.

Apply online and find out more about the GEA 
Publishing Updates
Latest Publication: HP-UHP Metamorphism and the Tectonic Evolution of Orogenic Belts 

Edited by L. Zhang, Z. Zhang, H.-P. Schertl and C. Wei

List price: £125 
Fellows price: £62.50
Other societies price: £75

This special publication contains fifteen papers which were presented as part of the session ‘HP–UHP metamorphism and tectonic evolution of orogenic belts’, held at the 35th International Geological Congress in Cape Town, South Africa’  .... read more

Library Updates
Recent special issues in the Virtual Library

The Recent Special Issues section of the Virtual Library contains details of thematic special issues from e-journals which are available to Fellows. These include both the Library’s ‘Athens’ login journals and ones which are freely available online.

New special issues on the following topics have been added to May’s section.

Athens authentication can also be used to access c.100 e-journals and c.50 e-books from leading publishers.

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Regional and Specialist Group News & Events
North West Regional Group

Rock Slopes at Hinckley Point C

Date: 16 May 2019
Venue: RSK Office, Hertfordshire

This talk will discuss the geology of the Hinkley Point C (HPC) site and provide insight into the design and construction of the rock slopes associated with the deep dig.

Trip to the Churnet Valley Geotrail - Froghall Wharf Section

Date: 18 May 2019
Venue: Froghall Wharf, Foxt Road

Join in a field trip along the Churnet Valley Geotrail, led by Dr Ian Stimpson from Keele University. 

Home Counties North Regional Group

Sinkholes and crown holes in Hertfordshire from 2000 to 2019

Date: 20 June 2019
Venue: RSK Office, Hertfordshire

This talk will look at the history of subsidence activity within Hertfordshire with reference to a series of case studies.

Petroleum Group 

Capturing Geoscience in Geomodels 

Date: 26-27 June 2019
Venue: Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen 


Salt Tectonics: Understanding Rocks that Flow 

Date: 29-31 October 2019
Venue: Burlington House, London

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – Deadline 31 May 2019

Other News
The Lovelock Centenary
The Future of Global Systems Thinking

Date: 29-31 July 2019
Venue: Exeter University, Exeter

Join a special event to celebrate the 100th birthday of James Lovelock hosted by the University of Exeter Global Systems Institute.

Invited is anyone who has been inspired or provoked by Lovelock’s work. Come and explore Earth system thinking, and how it can help a transition towards global sustainability and a better future.


Year of Carbon

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