Read all the latest news in Issue 405 of our fortnightly Society newsletter.
Monday 3 May 2021
Welcome to Issue 405 of the fortnightly Geological Society newsletter. 

  • Society: Results of the 2021 Council elections
  • Careers: Free workshop on mentoring in the field of raw materials
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SOCIETY/ Council 2021 election results

The advisory ballot for Council closed on 31 March 2021 with a turnout of 20.4%. Thank you to all who took part.

A total of 2173 valid votes were cast in favour of Ruth Allington for the role of President, whilst a total of 2,132 valid votes were cast for the other seven vacancies. Details of the seven candidates with the most votes can be found on our website.

All eight candidates will now go forward for election at the AGM on 25 June 2021.
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YEAR OF SPACE/ Our lecture programme continues

Our 2021 Year of Space programme continues its journey with the following free of charge lectures now open for registration:
Enter competition
YEAR OF SPACE/ Space themed poetry competition

Calling all budding poets! In collaboration with our Year of Space, this year's Micropoetry Competition from Creative Manchester invites participants to write a micro poem themed around space and tweet it with the hashtag #Micropoem21.

The first prize is £500! Closing date for entries is 21 June 2021.

See their
website for more details and how to enter.
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EVENTS/ Highlights from our events calendar
Complete survey
PUBLICATIONS/ Have your say about our books programme

Feedback on our publishing endeavours is always greatly valued, therefore we have launched this short survey on our books portfolio, aimed at gathering views from the community.

Whether or not you’ve collaborated with us on a book project before, we would very much value your input.

Upon completing the survey, you will be able to enter a prize draw to win a free GSL Special Publication of your choosing.

The closing date is 31 May 2021.

Complete the survey
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LIBRARY/ E-book of the month

Our e-book of the month for May is Understanding Building Stones and Stone Buildings. Illustrated with 450+ diagrams and colour photographs, it covers the wide spectrum of subjects relating to obtaining and using building stones, as well as the historical sequence of architectural styles of stone buildings.

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.

Covid-19 Library services
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CAREERS/ Workshop - ‘Effective ways of mentoring and other best practices in the raw materials industries'

This free workshop is being offered by EU funded ProSkill and focuses on mentoring in the field of raw materials.

Moderated by Engineering Geologist Ruth Allington, the session will see longstanding mentors John Arthurs and Ratko Vasiljević sharing their insights and best practice.

The workshop takes place on 6 May 2021 at 16.30hrs CEST.

Further information and registration details can be found
Year of Space