Read all the latest news in Issue 406 of our fortnightly Society newsletter.
Geological society newsletter issue 406
Monday 17 May 2021
Welcome to Issue 406 of the fortnightly Geological Society newsletter. 

  • Society:  2021 AGM & President's Day details
  • Events: Covid-19 update on conferences at Burlington House plus events calendar highlights
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SOCIETY/ Date for your diary - AGM & Presidentˇ¦s Day ˇV 25 June 2021

The 2021 AGM will take place online via Zoom from 11.30am -1pm. Fellows can register to attend here.

For further information, please email

Presidentˇ¦s Day will begin with our Awards Ceremony from 3pm - 4.45pm BST, followed by talks from winners of our career achievement medals from 5pm - 6.30pm BST. Fellows can register to attend here. Live streaming will also be available on our YouTube channel

For further information, please email
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EVENTS/ Covid-19 update 

We are delighted to announce that Burlington House will reopen for in person and hybrid events from September (subject to the latest government guidance). Weˇ¦ve introduced a number of measures to help everyone remain safe while theyˇ¦re here. These measures have been outlined in our Covid-19 venue hire information document.

From September-October we will be operating at slightly reduced capacity. We hope to return to our normal conference capacity as outlined in our venue hire brochure from October.

Any queries please email
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EVENTS/ Highlights from our events calendar

These are all virtual events
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PUBLICATIONS/ Our new policy on author name change requests

We are pleased to announce a new policy regarding author name change requests, which offers a route to updating published works and the relevant supporting systems and services to those who change their name for any reason.

This policy forms part of our commitment to supporting author inclusion, respecting the rights of authors to their own identities, and ensuring that authors receive credit for all their work.

To find out more about our new policy, please visit our website.

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LIBRARY/ Reopening on 20 May

We are delighted to re-open the Library to Fellows, Friends and Corporate Patrons from Thursday 20 May. The Archivist is also available to assist researchers who are not Society members.

Initially, our opening hours will be on Thursdays from 11am ˇV 4pm, by appointment only. To book an appointment, please email

Check our website to find out more about our reopening (including measures to keep Library users and staff safe). 

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Library!

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DIVERSITY & INCLUSION/ Showcase event 'Fieldwork Skills for All'

The Enhancing Fieldwork Learning project team are delighted to announce that their 11th Annual Showcase Event 'Fieldwork Skills for Allwill focus on the themes of Diversity, Inclusivity and Employability.

Taking place on 8-9 September 2021, this interactive, online event will include talks, virtual demonstrations and breakout discussion sessions.

Further details and how to register can be found on their
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OTHER/ Employment survey by the European Federation of Geologists

Do you work, study or practice geoscience in Europe?

Take this short survey by the European Federation of Geologists (EFG) to help them understand the work and study opportunities available, and shape effective training and professional benefits for geologists.

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MEMBERSHIP/ 70% off Geologize course (Fellows only)

Fellows can now enjoy a massive 70% discount on the usual price of the GSL endorsed course 'Practical Geocommunicationfrom Geologize. 

This a great opportunity to learn about Geocommunications at a significantly reduced fee

The discount is only available to Fellows and can be accessed by logging in to MyGSL

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