Read all the latest news in Issue 413 of our fortnightly Society newsletter.
Geological Society newsletter issue 413
Monday 6 September 2021
Welcome to Issue 413 of the fortnightly Geological Society newsletter.

  • Membership: Reminder to update your details in MyGSL 
  • Society: Society awards nominations and research grants 2022/Remember a Charity in your Will Week
  • Library: Now open to Fellows on Wednesdays and Thursdays
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MEMBERSHIP/ Important! Please update your MyGSL

At the AGM on 25 June 2021, Council approved the proposal to introduce new Fellowship categories. The new approach uses a career-based model rather than the previous age-based categories model. The goal is to become a fairer Society for all.

To ensure you receive the correct renewal price and information, please check that all your personal details are accurate and up to date in your MyGSL account.

Log into your MyGSL via the website or follow these 5 easy steps.
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SOCIETY/ Nominations for Society awards 2022

The closing date for nominations for this year’s Society awards is 30 September 2021. We are particularly keen to receive nominations for our Early Career awards. Please visit our website to submit your nomination. You can also read about our 2021 winners here.

The deadline for submitting nominations is 23:59 on 30 September 2021.

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SOCIETY/ Research Grants 2022

Applications for our 2022 Society research grants are now open to all Fellows. For further details, please visit our website, where you can download an application form as well as supporting statements forms, to be completed by two Fellows. 

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on 4 February 2022
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SOCIETY/ Pass on something wonderful!

Recent times have prompted many of us to reflect on the things that matter most and have reminded us of the value of planning for the future.

Remember A Charity Week runs from 6-12 September, offering the perfect opportunity to consider leaving a gift in your will. Even a small amount can make a huge impact. A gift in your will to the Geological Society could help us to advance Earth and planetary science for the benefit of humanity for generations to come.

If you’d like to receive our information pack and find out more, please contact our Head of Development Jenny Boland -
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GEOSCIENTIST/ Autumn 2021 magazine: Climate Change and the Energy Transition
Out Now!

In anticipation of the upcoming 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties, this focus edition on climate change and the energy transition features articles on climate change in the geological record, geological solutions to climate change, as well as the essential and evolving roles for geoscientists in the energy transition.

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YEAR OF SPACE/ Upcoming lecture: The Geology of Titan 

Thursday 9 September 2021 at 5pm, virtual via Zoom.

Join us for the next event in our Year of Space lecture series. Explore the geology of Saturn's largest moon, Titan with Ralph Lorenz of the John Hopkins Applied Physics Lab in Maryland.

Register here
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PUBLICATIONS/ Online Bookshop Sale! Up to 85% off selected titles!

The online bookshop sale starts on 8 September and ends on 15 September.

Visit our sale page and save £££'s, with titles up to 85% off for a limited time only.
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PUBLICATIONS/ New publication - A Guide for Forensic Geology

Edited by L.J. Donnelly, D. Pirrie, M. Harrison, A. Ruffell and L.A. Dawson

A Guide to Forensic Geology was written by the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), Initiative on Forensic Geology (IFG), which was established to promote and develop forensic geology around the world. 
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LIBRARY/ Library now open on Wednesday and Thursday

The Library will now be open every Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 5pm to Fellows, Friends and employees of Corporate Patron companies. The Archivist will also be available to welcome researchers who wish to consult the archive collections, including non-members.

For now, we ask that you continue to book an appointment. Please email us at

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