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As a Fellow of the Geological Society, you'll be part of an international community of over 12,000 geoscientists at all stages of their careers, with access to a wide range of benefits. Apply online today to join us.

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Discover Chartership

Accreditation as a Chartered Geologist is a sign that you are a competent professional who can demonstrate a high level of knowledge, skills and experience. Find out more about getting chartered with the Geological Society.


2019 award winners

The Society is delighted to announce the winners of the 2019 awards, medals and funds. 

Membership & Chartership

The Geological Society offers geoscientists continuity and support through every phase of scientific and professional life.

Membership brings many benefits, including professional recognition. Fellows are entitled to the letters FGS after their name and Chartered Geologists can add the postnominal CGeol.

All Fellows receive our monthly magazine, Geoscientist, a choice of free access to Society journals from the Lyell Collection, discounted publications and meeting fees and access to our world-class geological library. In addition, all Fellows have access to our online Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme.

Thinking of becoming Chartered?

Becoming a Chartered Fellow has a positive impact on your career.

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Contact the team

Fellowship Department
The Geological Society
Burlington House

T: +44 (0)20 7434 9944


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Library Services

The Library offers a range of services; e-journals, literature searches, the map library and special Library events. 

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