Read all the latest news in Issue 414 of our fortnightly Society newsletter.
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Monday 20 September 2021
Welcome to Issue 414 of the fortnightly Geological Society newsletter.

  • Outreach: Enjoy some interactive fun at our outdoor exhibition Spacescapes on Saturday 2 October
  • Society: Deadline for Society awards nominations 2022 extended
  • Library: E-book of the month - Sinkholes and Subsidence
  • Membership: Reminder to update your details in MyGSL in readiness for our fee category change
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OUTREACH/ Last chance to learn with us at Spacescapes!

Visit our free, outdoor planetary science exhibition Spacescapes: Postcards from our Solar System on Saturday 2 October to take part in some special interactive activities and learn with our friendly team.

Join us between 12pm and 3pm to uncover the mysteries of space and learn what makes geologists such great space explorers!

Burlington House Courtyard, Piccadilly

For space explorers of all ages! 

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SOCIETY/ Society awards 2022 nominations date extended

We have extended our deadline for nominations for the Society awards 2022 until 12 October 2021. 

If you would like to read more about the awards, medals and funds, please visit our website. You will also find details on how to submit your nomination.

We are particularly keen to welcome nominations for our Early Career awards.

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LIBRARY/ E-book of the month – Sinkholes and Subsidence

Our featured e-book for September is Sinkholes and Subsidence, which explains how the various subsidence features in carbonate and evaporite rocks cause problems in development and construction in our living environment, and the processes by which different types of sinkholes develop and mature in karst terrains.

Fellows can enjoy free access to 60+ e-books via an OpenAthens login. If you’ve yet to register please download the registration form and return to the Library.

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MEMBERSHIP/ Reminder! 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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EVENTS/ Highlights from our events calendar

The following events are all virtual:
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GEOSCIENTIST/ Join the Geoscientist team!

Are you interested in producing compelling and engaging content for the global geoscience community? We are looking for passionate geoscience communicators to join our new volunteer Contributors Team.

Full details about the role and how to apply can be found here

Closing date for applications is 4 October 2021

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EQUALITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION/ New addition to our EDI resource hub

We have recently added the paper Safety and Belonging in the Field: A Checklist for Educators' to our EDI Resource Hub.

This insightful paper highlights ways to ensure fieldwork is a valuable and positive experience for all participants.

Please do visit our EDI Resource Hub, where you'll find lots more interesting and relevant content in regard to equality, diversity and inclusion within the Earth science community.

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OTHER EVENTS/ Special COP26 lecture series

As we count down to COP26, join scientists from the British Geological Survey for a special free to attend lecture series as they explore the vital role of geoscience in adapting to a changing climate and supporting the transition to net zero.

Take a look at the program and register now at

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OTHER EVENTS/ Conference - ‘Deep geological disposal of radioactive waste: The role of geoscience'

Join the Yorkshire Geological Society, British Geological Survey and Radioactive Waste Management for their upcoming conference:
‘Deep geological disposal of radioactive waste: The role of geoscience’ on 27 and 28 September 2021 from 12pm to 5pm

During this virtual event, you’ll hear from influential experts from the UK and overseas reviewing the critical role played by the geosphere in deep geological disposal of higher activity radioactive waste.

Find out more and register here.

Read our briefing note on the geological disposal of radioactive waste.
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