Read all the latest news in Issue 418 of our fortnightly Society newsletter.
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Monday 15 November 2021
Welcome to Issue 418 of the fortnightly Geological Society newsletter.

  • Society: Council Elections and Research Grants 2022
  • Library: This month's E-book recommendation - Encyclopedia of Volcanoes
  • COP26: Hear all about our COP26 experience at our online webinar
  • Chartership: Find out about our new Chartership application guidelines
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SOCIETY/ Council Elections 2022 - Call for nominations

Seven Council members are due to retire at the 2022 AGM on 8 June, and nominations are now open for new members.

If you are keen to play an active role in the delivery of the Society's strategy by serving on our Council, please visit our
website for further information.
We are committed to a diverse and inclusive Council and nominations are open to all Fellows.

The closing date for nominations is 23:59 on 5 January 2022
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SOCIETY/ Applications now open for 2022 Research Grants

Our wide range of Research Grants have provided additional financial support to many wonderful projects over the years (see our past winners) and we are delighted to continue this support in 2022. If you would like to apply for a Research Grant this year, or simply wish to find out more, please visit our website.

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on 4 February 2022
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LIBRARY/ E-book of the month

With hundreds of colour photographs, maps, charts and illustrations, The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes provides a comprehensive source of information on the causes of volcanic eruptions, with an emphasis on how volcanoes have influenced and shaped society.

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.

Find out more about
Library services, including our opening hours.
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COP26/ Webinar: The Geological Society at COP26 Roundtable

25 November 2021 from 12.00 -13.00 GMT

Six representatives from the Geological Society attended COP26 in Glasgow. In this webinar, the representatives will discuss their experience and interpretations of the event, what we achieved by attending as observers, and what is next for the Earth science community in light of the commitments made.

Register here
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CHARTERSHIP/ New application guidelines
We have changed our Chartership guidelines to ensure the application process is more accessible. We now only require you to have one Supporter (previously known as Sponsor) if you choose a CGeol or CSci Supporter.

If a Chartered Supporter cannot be identified, please contact the Chartership Office for further advice at

Visit our
website to find out more about these changes.
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MEMBERSHIP/ Have you renewed your membership yet?

Don’t forget to renew your membership today, if you haven’t already, to ensure that you can still access all your benefits in 2022. Renew your membership online anytime via your MyGSL account.

For further information on renewing your membership, visit our website or contact our membership team
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EVENTS/ Highlights from our events calendar including *NEW* Online Training courses

The following events are all virtual:
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OTHER/ Consultation on the Earth Science and Environmental Science and Studies Benchmark Statement

Staff and students from QAA Member institutions, employers and professional, statutory and regulatory bodies (PSRBs) are invited to respond to the consultation on the Earth Science and Environmental Science and Studies Benchmark Statement. Responses are due by midday on 9 December 2021.

Visit the
QAA website to find out how to respond.
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OTHER/ Having issues contacting us?

We apologise if you have had trouble reaching us by phone in recent weeks. Unfortunately, an upgrade to our phone systems has created unexpected technical issues.

For renewals queries, please e-mail For other queries, please contact the relevant department from the e-mails listed here. We will endeavour to respond within three working days.

Calls to the membership office continue to be monitored from 10am-4pm Mon-Fri.   

Thank you for your patience. We hope to have this issue resolved shortly.

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