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Renew your Fellowship

How do I pay for my membership?

Pay online

Renewal via MyGSL for 2019 has now closed. Please renew via the automated phone line - see details below, or contact

Pay by phone

Call now on +44 (0)330 088 3447. The automated telephone service is available 24 hours a day.

  • Dial the number above, enter your Fellowship number and date of birth (DDMMYY) and the system will confirm your balance.
  • Simply enter your card details to complete the transaction.
  • You will be given a reference number, and you will receive a receipt by email from the Society within seven days.

When are Membership fees due?

Fees are due for 2019 subscriptions by 1 November 2018

In accordance with the Society's Bye-laws, we offer a generous window of eight months in which to renew your Fellowship. We strongly advise you to renew before the 31 March 2019 as non-payers will lose access to free journals and other services after this date. 

How to change products/subscriptions

A renewal letter was posted or emailed to you in early October 2018 outlining your current subscription options, and balance. 

Please login to the MyGSL portal to update your name, address and telephone number. 


For further queries, please check the renewal FAQs

Why should I renew?

There are many reasons to renew your fellowship.
  • Access to publications, journals and online resources. 
  • Get great discounts on books, conferences, venue hire and free access to Geofacets ME
  • Manage your CPD through MyGSL to help you with your career development
  • Get on the path to Chartership - CGeol or CSci 
  • Access to our Central London building - Use our Library or access a space for a meeting/study
  • Retain access to exclusive networks, specialist and regional group events and conferences. 

View more of our benefits of fellowship

Re-instatement of lapsed Fellowship

Membership lapsed in June 2019

If your membership lapsed due to non-payment of fees for 2019 – you can still pay for your 2018 fees and re-instate your membership by calling the Fellowship office on 020 7434 9944.

Membership lapsed before 2018

If your membership lapsed on or prior to 2018, you will need to re-apply and be re-elected. Log in to MyGSL and apply through the online form.

Support with your fees

We may be able to help if you are on a reduced income due to not working / off sick / or raising a family. Please complete the concession request form, email it back to, and we will get back to you.

Please note that if you are unemployed and would like to apply for concession, please send your request after 1 Feb 2019.

Concessionary rates are normally available to Fellows who have paid the full fee (ie the 34 - 59 bracket) for 5 years.


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Great Fellowship Offers to add to your Renewal

Combined Journal

The Society offers a 'Two for One' on the Journal of the Geological Society (JGS) and the Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology (QJEGH).

Discounted subscriptions

Discounted subscriptions to Geology published by the Geological Society of America's and Geology Today published by Wiley. 

Membership of the Geological Society Discussion Group

The Discussion Group hosts six to seven dinners a year at a number of different venues in London, including Burlington House, with a wide range of speakers and topics.

  • £30 for annual membership (reduced to £15 for those living more than 100 miles from central London) entitles members to discounted rates for meetings.

Discounted RAS membership

25% off the Geological Society and the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) membership fees. For futher details see the RAS Offer