Read all the latest news in Issue 420 of our fortnightly Society newsletter.
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Monday 13 December 2021
Welcome to Issue 420 of the fortnightly Society newsletter.

  • Society: Update on Burlington House closure due to new Covid-19 measures, Council nominations and latest job vacancies
  • Library: Christmas gift ideas from the Picture Library
  • Membership: Don't lose out on your benefits - renew today!
πŸŽ„Wishing you all a happy festive season and a peaceful new year! πŸŽ
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SOCIETY/ Covid -19 closure of Burlington House

Following the latest Government announcement on 8 December regarding new Covid-19 measures, Society staff will be resuming home-working patterns.

Regrettably, visits to the Library and in-person venue hire will be suspended until further notice. Society events will be held virtually until otherwise notified.

Thank you for your continued understanding.

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SOCIETY/ Could you shape our future?

It's important that our Council is representative of our membership. Any Fellow can stand for election and we welcome nominations from under-represented groups to ensure Council better reflects the community it serves.

Nominate yourself before 5 January 2022 for a chance to play an active role in our future.

See our website to download the nominations form and guidance notes or contact Christina Marron for further details.
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SOCIETY/ Looking for your next role?

We are currently recruiting for two fantastic roles at the Society:

Chartership Officer

Sales Executive

Please visit our website for further information on these vacancies, including a full job description and how to apply. Alternatively, you can contact our HR Manager Farhana Begum
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GEOSCIENTIST/ Winter 2021 issue out now!

This Winter 2021 issue provides a fitting end to our Year of Space, featuring articles on the geological heart of Pluto, the vast molten core of Mars and recent and upcoming space missions.

You'll also find fascinating features on the symbolic power of stone, the discovery of the Ordovician and the 1839 Christmas landslip at Bindon.

Geoscientist Online to access this issue and more fantastic content.
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LIBRARY/ πŸŽ„Christmas gift ideas from the Picture Library πŸŽ„

Still searching for that perfect Christmas gift? Why not visit our Picture Library, where you'll find hundreds of stunning images from our historical collections available to order as a print. 

Choose from beautiful geological maps, intricate fossils and minerals, and views of famous geological sites.

Prints are available in a range of sizes and finishes and produced to your specification.

This is the last week for UK orders, to ensure arrival before for Christmas (last day is 17 December).

So don't delay and order today!
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PUBLICATIONS/ *NEW* Carbon Cycle and Ecosystem Response to the Jenkyns Event in the Early Toarcian (Jurassic)

Edited by M. Reolid, L.V. Duarte, E. Mattioli and W. Ruebsam

This volume presents the last advances for understanding early Toarcian environmental changes through different disciplines: biostratigraphy, micropalaeontology, palaeontology, ichnology, palaeoecology, sedimentology, integrated stratigraphy, inorganic, organic and isotopic geochemistry, and cyclostratigraphy.

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EVENTS/ Highlights from our events calendar

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MEMBERSHIP/ Renew today before benefits expire

If you haven’t yet renewed your membership, please renew online today via your MyGSL account. Key membership benefits expire on 31 December, including your next issue of Geoscientist, discounts on events and conferences, CPD and library access.

For further information on renewing your membership, visit our
website or contact our membership team.
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DIVERSITY, EQUALITY & INCLUSION/ A call for evidence on diversity in STEM

The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has launched a call for evidence on diversity in STEM.

Should you wish to contribute to our submission, we ask that your inclusions be sent no later than 7 January 2022  to
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POLICY/ We need your advice!

We have made it easier than ever to get in touch and provide evidence and information to our upcoming policy responses and reports.

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