Read all the latest news in Issue 415 of our fortnightly Society newsletter.
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Monday 4 October 2021
Welcome to Issue 415 of the fortnightly Geological Society newsletter.

  • Year of Space: Enjoy an additional weekend of our Spacescapes courtyard exhibition
  • Society: Nominations are open for Council elections 2022
  • Events: Calling all students - register for our Virtual Careers Days 2021 and find out more about your career options within Geoscience
  • Policy: Join the debate on coal in a Net Zero future
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SOCIETY/ Council elections 2022

Would you consider standing for election to Council? We are committed to a diverse and inclusive Council with appointment open to all Fellows.

If you would be keen to play an active role in the delivery of the Society's strategy through Council and its Committees, in addition to the opportunity for personal development, please visit our
website for further information.

Closing date for nominations is 23:59 on 5 January 2022.

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YEAR OF SPACE/ Last chance to visit our free outdoor exhibition in London!

Spacescapes: postcards from our solar system has been extended and will be on display for one extra weekend from 9 - 10 October.

Our free, public display of the incredible landscapes and vistas of our world and others will be open all weekend from 9am to 6pm - don't miss your last chance to see it!


Cant make it to London? Tour the exhibit from anywhere in our brand new virtual tour V just launched! Immerse yourself in the exhibits, learn something new, or see it all again in virtual reality.

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EVENTS/ Virtual Careers Days 2021

13-15 October 

A three day event offering the ideal opportunity for students to learn about the various career options in Geoscience.

There'll be a chance to meet industry professionals, and receive guidance on CV and cover letters, interviews and networking.

This online event is free to attend, however numbers are limited so register now!
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EVENTS/ Highlights from our events calendar

The following events are all virtual:
POLICY/ Achieving Net Zero: a future without coal?

Ahead of the COP26 climate change conference, there have been calls to phase out coal in order to mitigate the effects of climate change and meet Net Zero commitments. However, the production of essential commodities such as iron, steel and cement currently depend on coal.

The steel industry emits between 4 and 7% of all CO2 emissions globally, and although not yet viable at scale, alternatives to coal for steel production do exist. 

Join us on 18 October at 12.30pm for a free, virtual discussion on coal and our Net Zero future, in collaboration with the Institution of Environmental Sciences.

Register for this event here.
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PUBLICATIONS/  Publish your work Open Access with our read-and-publish agreements

Our transformative read-and-publish agreements enable authors based at participating institutions to publish Open Access in our hybrid journals and books at no cost to themselves.

Take a look at our Read and Publish information page and see if your institution is signed-up.

If your institution isnt on our list but youd like it to be, please do share this information with your library. For further information, please email our Head of Editorial Development at GSL
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OTHER EVENTS/ Special COP26 lecture series - Climate change and the UK

Protecting communities and habitats through adaptation is a primary goal of #COP26. Join the British Geological Survey for a special lecture highlighting the geoscientific research that is helping to mitigate the impacts of a changing climate in the UK.

This free online event takes place on 12 October from 2pm - 3.30pm. Register here.
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