The Geological Society Newsletter - Issue 360
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Welcome to the fortnightly Geological Society Newsletter.

In this issue:

Regional Public Lecture Series 

We are delighted to announce our Regional Public Lecture Series for 2019.
A number of our Public Lectures, first delivered at Burlington House in London, are being hosted at various locations around the UK including Newcastle, Plymouth, Cardiff, and Birmingham.
For more information about the lecture programme and to book you FREE tickets click here.
100 Years of female Fellows: Follow our blog series!

2019 marks 100 years since women were able to be elected as Fellows of the Geological Society, with the first eight elected in May 1919. They came from a diverse range of specialisms, backgrounds and experience – as part of our activities to mark the anniversary, we’re profiling each of them.
You can follow the series on the Society’s blog here.

Find out more about the anniversary and how you can get involved here.
Office Closures 

The Society's offices in Bath and London will both be closed on Thursday 18th July for staff training. 
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 July's section.
Athens authentication can also be used to access c.100 e-journals and c.50 e-books from leading publishers.
Groups & Networks
Society Discussion Group 2019

The Geological Society Discussion Group exists to promote discussion in a social setting on a variety of geoscience topics. Our meetings take place in the evening at a range of different venues in London when a topical subject is raised by an invited speaker and debated over dinner.

Come and broaden your mind and your network! Meetings are open to all - Fellows, their guests and non-Fellows.
  • Critically stressed Earth’ - 18 September, Kings Head, Mayfair.
    Jonathan Turner (Director, Radioactive Waste Management)
  • 'UK Onshore earthquakes - natural or anthropogenic?’- 23 October, Bumpkins, South Kensington. Stephen Hicks (Imperial College)
  • Members’ geological object ‘show and tell’ evening - 4 December, Athenaeum, Pall Mall

Find out more here.
Contact Sarah Woodcock to make a reservation.
Marine Studies Group: The Shackleton Conference

Date: 23 September
Registration: £60/£30 for students and postdocs
Location: The Geological Society, Burlington House, London

Marine Geoscience and Carbon: From ancient storage to future challenges

The 2019 Shackleton Conference is part of the Geological Society’s Year of Carbon, and will focus on marine geoscience and carbon. Abstracts are now being accepted, with a deadline of 1 September.
The registration fee includes lunch, a wine reception (sponsored by Gardline) and refreshments throughout the day.

For more information click here 
To contact the organisers please click here
Publishing Updates
New research A hierarchical approach to the classification and palaeoenvironmental interpretation of ancient preserved splay deposits...
Stratigraphic architecture and hierarchy of fluvial overbank splay deposits

By C.E. Burns, N.P. Moutney, D.M. Hodgson and L. Colombera

Splay deposits represent an important sand-prone component of the otherwise fine-grained stratigraphic record of fluvial overbank systems. This work presents a hierarchical approach to the classification and palaeoenvironmental interpretation of ancient preserved splay deposits supported by the analysis of the stratigraphic architecture of 11 exhumed examples from the Jurassic Morrison Formation and the Cretaceous Mesaverde Group (western USA) and analysis of the morphology of splays from nine modern fluvial more in the Lyell Collection
New Publication Groundwater in Fractured Bedrock Environments: Managing Catchment and Subsurface Resources

Edited by: U. Ofterdinger, A.M. MacDonald, J.-C Comte and M.E. Young

List Price: £90
Fellow's price: £45
Other societies price: £54

Fractured bedrock aquifers have traditionally been regarded as low-productivity aquifers, with only limited relevance to regional groundwater resources. It is now being increasingly recognised that these complex bedrock aquifers can play an important role in catchment management and subsurface energy more.

Other News
Jeff Parks, P. Geo., FGC takes office as President of Geoscientists Canada for 2019-2020

On June 15, 2019, at the 59th Meeting of the Board of Directors of Geoscientists Canada in Toronto, ON, Jeff Parks, P.Geo, FGC, took office as President for 2019-2020, after serving a year as President-Elect. Mr. Parks resides in Lewis Lake, NS, and is a Senior Environmental Geoscientist and GIS Specialist with GHD.

For more information please click here.
British Columbia Geoscientist, Dr. John Clague, P. Geo, FGC, receives 2019 Canadian Professional Geoscientist Award

The Canadian Professional Geoscientist Award is given to recognize the achievements of an
individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the development and practice of
professional geoscience and who has advanced public recognition of the profession in Canada in
his/her capacity as a registered professional geoscientist. The award, which consists of a
labradorite and marble sculpture made by a Canadian geoscientist artist, is given to a person in
mid-to-late career.

For further information please click here. 


Year of Carbon

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