Read all the latest news in Issue 402 of our fortnightly Society newsletter.
Geological Society newsletter - Issue 402
Monday 22nd March 2021
Welcome to Issue 402 of the fortnightly Geological Society newsletter. 

  • Society: Burlington House campaign virtual meeting and Council elections
  • Library: 2020 Library review and resumption of postal loans
  • Publications: Special release of 'Celebrating 100 Years of Female Fellowship of the Geological Society: Discovering Forgotten Histories'
  • Outreach: Survey on impact of Covid-19 for Earth science research and space themed poetry competition
  • Events: Energy Transition Theme events for 2021
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On 16 March our Executive Secretary, Richard Hughes, invited all Fellows to a virtual meeting to discuss the ongoing situation regarding our occupancy of Burlington House.

This meeting will be held on 1 April 2021 from 9.30-10.30am and is an opportunity to ask questions and present your views to Council representatives and the Executive. If you wish to attend, Fellows can register here.

To support the campaign, visit our website.

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Civica Election Services (CES) sent a final reminder email on 11 March to those who have not voted. If you did not receive this, please check your spam folder.

If you have any difficulties in voting, please contact Christina Marron.

Your vote is important to the Society.

The ballot closes on 31 March 2021.

See our website for more information and candidate details.
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LIBRARY/ 2020 review of Library services 

In 2020 a review of the Society’s Library and Information Services was undertaken, and the outcomes were approved by Council in November 2020. A report summarising the findings is now available to read.

The review made a wide range of recommendations regarding the development of our Library and Information Services and the next step is to develop an implementation plan.

The Library Users Group welcome comments at
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LIBRARY/ Resumption of postal loans and document supply

We are pleased to announce that we have resumed our postal loan and scanning services for Fellows and Corporate Patrons. While Burlington House remains closed, staff will aim to go into the Library once a week to process your requests for loans and copies.

The Archivist is also able to assist with research and can provide copies of documents from the collection.

Find out more about this service.

Check here for the latest information on services during the COVID-19 closure
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GEOSCIENTIST/ Geoscientist magazine Spring 2021

The Spring 2021 issue of Geoscientist is out now!

This edition features articles on Mount Paektu, the gold rushes of the 1800s, the pros and cons of doing a post-doc, as well as the critical issues of diversity, equality and inclusion in the geosciences.

Access all content and more at www.Geoscientist.Online
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PUBLICATIONS/ Special Release

'Celebrating 100 Years of Female Fellowship of the Geological Society: Discovering Forgotten Histories' presents the often untold stories of pioneering female geoscientists from across the world who navigated male-dominated academia and learned societies, experienced the harsh realities of Siberian field-exploration, or responded to the strategic necessity of the ‘petroleum girls’ in early American oil exploration and production.

The publication is available in hardback from our online bookshop.

To celebrate this fantastic publication, we've created a series of interviews with amazing female geoscientists, celebrating the future as well as the past!
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OUTREACH/ Has Covid-19 impacted your research?

Are you a researcher in the area of Earth science? Has your ability to carry out research or secure funding been impacted either positively or negatively by the pandemic? If so, we would love to hear from you! 

Please complete our survey in as much detail as you can, in order to help us to understand the impact that the pandemic has had on the Earth science research community.
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OUTREACH/ Space themed poetry competition

In collaboration with our Year of Space, Creative Manchester have launched this year’s Micropoetry Competition in conjunction with World Poetry Day – a celebration of cultural and linguistic expression and identity.

Open to anyone, this competition invites participants to write a micro poem themed around space and tweet it with the hashtag #Micropoem21
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EVENTS/ Upcoming Energy Transition Theme webinars 

The Energy Transition will be a new focus for our science programme.  This year we have three upcoming webinars aiming to explore the breadth of the role of geoscience in the Energy Transition.

All three webinars are also available as a package:
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