Read all the latest news in Issue 417 of our fortnightly Society newsletter.
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Wednesday 3 November 2021
Welcome to Issue 417 of the fortnightly Geological Society newsletter.

  • Policy: Stay updated with the latest news as we report back from COP26
  • Education: The National Schools Geology Challenge returns with applications now open for 2022
  • Membership: Enjoy the many benefits of membership and renew today!
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  • Outreach: Catch our roundup of this year's Earth Science Week
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POLICY/ Join us at COP26

Catch up on the latest from COP26, where international policy makers have gathered to accelerate global action towards the Paris Agreement and explore how we are highlighting the essential role of geoscience.

Will you be at COP26? Contact us at to let us know, and share any relevant events and activities with our team.
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EDUCATION/ Enter the National Schools Geology Challenge 2022

Our National Schools Geology Challenge is a competition where students showcase their interest in geology, learn more about the way geoscience impacts our lives, and put their teamwork and presentation skills to the test.

Any students who are studying geology, geography or science A-levels/Advance Highers can
enter to win funding for their school.
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MEMBERSHIP/ Renew your membership today!

Don’t miss out on your Fellowship benefits, renew today if you haven’t already. You can renew your membership online anytime via your MyGSL account.

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here or contact our membership team at
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YEAR OF SPACE/ Discover the geology of Pluto 

Continuing with our Year of Space public lecture series, join Dr Veronica Bray (University of Arizona), for a fantastic tour of the geology of Pluto.

This virtual event takes places on Wednesday 10 November at 17.00hrs GMT and is FREE to attend.

Register here
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POLICY/ Explore the role of hydrogen in our Net Zero future

Join us on 10 November for 'Hydrogen: a silver bullet or a red herring?', part of our #COP26 program held in collaboration with the European Federation of Geologists, and the University of Glasgow.

Industry, academia & the public are invited to come together to consider the role of hydrogen in a Net Zero world. Find out more and register
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OUTREACH/ Earth Science Week 2021 Roundup

Discover the amazing ways in which the geoscience community are working to bring geology into the wider world through innovative outreach projects. Read our blog for a roundup of this year's Earth Science Week.
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OUTREACH/ The Geologist's Association Virtual Festival of Geology

Join The Geologist's Association for their Virtual Festival of Geology on 6 November 2021. Explore the virtual exhibitions, discover geological shops, meet local groups and take part in a virtual field trip!
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EVENTS/ Highlights from our events calendar

The following events are all virtual:
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CAREERS/ Discover careers in science engineering on Mars

Join us for a special careers event aimed at GSCE and A-Level students interested in exploring science and engineering careers on Mars!

Sign up for a chance to ask geologists, astrobiologists, Mars rover team members, and meteorite scientists questions about their career path and experience. 
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DIVERSITY/ Reporting on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

Our diversity survey collects data about sex, gender, disability, ethnicity, religion etc. within our Fellowship. 

Since its launch, over 2,000 Fellows submitted their details – thank you to everyone who has taken part! This
blog post shares some insights from the data collection, and reflects on our DEI activities.
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