Read all the latest news in Issue 408 of our fortnightly Society newsletter.
Geological society newsletter issue 408
Monday 14 June 2021
Welcome to Issue 408 of the fortnightly Geological Society newsletter. 

  • Society: Research grants awardees & AGM and President's Day 2021
  • Geoscientist: Read the Summer issue of Geoscientist, packed with fantastic articles and information
  • Publications: Recent publication on geoethics now on sale, plus 50% off Full Book Collection
  • Events: Event highlights including our Virtual Careers Days and the June lecture on Asteroids and Comets
  • Membership: Exclusive member offer -15% off Cotswold Outdoor
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SOCIETY/ Research grants 2021 - awardees announced

We are delighted to announce the awardees of this year's Society research grants. 

Ten research grants were awarded in total this year and you can view the full list of recipients on our website.

We would like to thank all of our applicants and congratulate those awarded.

Applications for our 2022 research grants will open in Autumn 2021.
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SOCIETY/ ZEISS/GSL Scholarship winner

We are delighted to announce Kelsey Archer Barnhill, from the University of Edinburgh, as the 2021 winner of the ZEISS/GSL scholarship.

The scholarship will assist Kelsey with her PhD research into multiple stressor impacts on the habitat-building cold-water coral, Lophelia pertusa.

Read more about our well deserved winner and her great work on deep sea ecology.

Congratulations Kelsey!
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SOCIETY/ President's Day & AGM - 25 June 2021

Don't forget to register to attend and receive your papers for our virtual AGM, which takes place on Friday 25 June from 11am -12.30pm BST. For further information, please email

President's Day (our annual celebration of Award winners and medallists) will also be held virtually on the same day from 3.30pm -6.30pm BST. Register here to attend this event.

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GEOSCIENTIST/ Geoscientist magazine Summer 2021

The Summer issue of Geoscientist is out now!

This edition is packed with great articles, including the InSAR revolution in ground engineering; a citizen science project in Nepal; the role for subsurface research laboratories in the quest for net zero; and a Q&A on the eruption of La Soufrière on Saint Vincent. You can also read more on our free summer exhibition 'Spacescapes: Postcards from our solar system'.

Visit the website to read more
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PUBLICATIONS/ Recently published: Geoethics: Status and Future Perspectives  

This is the second volume focused on geoethics to be published by the Geological Society of London, and is a significant step forward, whereby authors address the maturation of geoethics. 

Get your copy from the
Online Bookshop today!
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PUBLICATIONS/ 50% off Full Book Collection  

Fellows have until 30 June 2021 to enjoy an incredible half price discount on a subscription to the Full Book Collection for the rest of the year.

Enjoy upgraded access to content from the Lyell Collection, including Special Publications, Memoirs and Engineering Geology Special Publications, for just £46.

To take advantage of this fantastic offer please email
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EVENTS/ Highlights from our events calendar

Upcoming virtual events:
Cotswold Outdoor 15% discount for GSL members written over image of man looking out to the mountains
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MEMBERSHIP/ 15% off Cotswold Outdoor for members

As part of your membership, you can now enjoy an exclusive 15 % discount at Cotswold Outdoor, including Snow+Rock and runnersneed. The offer is available both in-store and online.

Access this special members offer now by logging into MyGSL.

Offer ends 31 December 2021
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OTHER/ QAA Subject Benchmark Survey

The QAA is currently reviewing the Earth science, environmental science and environmental studies (ES3) subject benchmark statement, and is seeking the feedback of anyone with relevant teaching responsibilities.

To participate, please fill out this survey by 30 June 2021.
YEAR OF SPACE/ Free courtyard exhibition

Coming to the Burlington House Courtyard this summer from 20 August until 8 October 2021, Spacescapes: Postcards from our solar system, will showcase stunning landscapes and amazing geological features from our world and others.

Open from 9am until 6pm, the exhibition is free and open to everyone. Plan your visit today!

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