Read all the latest news in Issue 401 of our fortnightly Society newsletter.
Geological Society newsletter - Issue 391
Monday 8th March 2021
Welcome to Issue 401 of the fortnightly Geological Society newsletter. 

  • News: Celebrating International Women's Day
  • Society: Burlington House campaign virtual meeting, Council elections and Society awards
  • Geoscientist: Launch of new website and quarterly magazine
  • Library: Mary Anning event with author Tom Sharpe
  • Events: April public lecture, climate change conference and more
NEWS/ International Women's Day

Today is International Women’s Day! IWD celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

This year’s theme is ‘Choose to Challenge’. We believe Earth science is for everyone, and will continue to work to make sure access to the geosciences is equitable for all. We call on our community to support this by challenging barriers to participation and inequity across the subject.

Today, we also recognise and thank all our female volunteers, committee members and Council trustees – who support our ability to serve science, profession and society.
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The President’s late January letter to the Fellowship set out the situation regarding the Society’s occupancy at Burlington House, and gave notice of a virtual meeting to enable the Fellowship to present their views to Council representatives and the Executive.

This meeting will be held on 1 April 2021 from 9.30am-10.30am, and joining instructions will be made available shortly.

In the meantime, I would like to thank Fellows for their interest and views expressed to date.

Kind regards,

Richard Hughes, Executive Secretary

To support the campaign, visit our website.
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Almost 1,600 votes from our 11,515 Fellows have already been received. Thank you to all those who have voted.

Council plays a critical role in providing strategy, oversight and decision making within the Society and represents the views of the Fellowship. Your vote is important.

A reminder email will be sent on 11 March to those who have not voted. If you have any difficulties in voting please contact Christina Marron.

Kind regards,

Richard Hughes, Executive Secretary
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We are delighted to announce the winners of the our 2021 medals, funds and awards.

Eighteen individuals are being honoured for their contribution to the geosciences and the geoscience profession.

We would like to offer our warmest congratulations to all the winners and look forward to presenting them with their awards. Further details about the awards ceremony will be released later in the year.

See the full list of winners here.

Our 2020 virtual awards ceremony is now available on our YouTube channel.
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GEOSCIENTIST/ New Geoscientist website and quarterly magazine launched

Our brand new Geoscientist website www.Geoscientist.Online is now live and is filled with fantastic content, whilst our Spring 2021 print issue should have landed on your doorstep, packed with science features, opinions, interviews and news.

The magazine will be sent out on a quarterly basis (March, June, September and December) whilst the website will offer regular updates, news and features.
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LIBRARY/ Mary Anning event - last chance to book!
  • 9 March at 6pm
  • Virtual Event
  • Tickets £5 from Eventbrite
Join us tomorrow for 'Mary Anning and the Men of Learning', an online talk by Tom Sharpe FGS, author of The Fossil Woman: A Life of Mary Anning.

This special event will look at Anning’s discoveries and their publication, her friends and her clients, and will also consider how well ‘the greatest fossilist’ was served by the geological community of the period and beyond.
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EVENTS/ A taste of our 2021 events calendar
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These are virtual events and are open to all. 
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