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Press Office

The Society’s press office will provide statements on Society activities and can arrange interviews with authors of recent publications. With notice, the Society can also arrange interviews with the members of our Council and committees, primarily on topics like Net Zero, diversity in the geosciences, and the role of geology in sustainable development.

The press office may also be able to collaborate on media projects with sufficient lead time.

The Society is unable to arrange for comments or interviews on other topics on short notice, for instance in response to volcanic eruptions or earthquakes, and regret that we will be unable to respond to queries of this nature. We recommend contacting university or statutory body press offices directly in these instances.  

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UK bidding to host 38th IGC in Glasgow in 2028

11 March 2024

We have partnered with British Geological Survey and the Scottish Geology Trust to bid to host the next International Geological Congress – the longest-running meeting place for Earth scientists from across the world.

The Geological Society has agreed with our landlord, HM Government, to purchase a 999 year lease for our premises at Burlington House in Piccadilly, London

8 March 2024

The Geological Society's 2024 Society Awards winners announced

27 February 2024

We are delighted to announce the recipients of our 2024 Awards, before the formal award presentation at Burlington House on 12 June 2024, on President's Day.

Announcing The Geological Society's 2023 Society Awards winners

3 March 2023

We are thrilled to announce our 2023 Awards recipients, with the formal award presentation to take place at Burlington House on 14 June 2023 on President's Day.

Professor Richard Fortey receives OBE in 2023 New Year’s Honours

3 January 2023

It is our great pleasure to announce that renowned palaeontologist and past President of The Geological Society, Richard Alan Fortey, has been awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in the 2023 New Year's Honours List.

Appointment of new Chief Executive

18 July 2022

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Thompson as the next Chief Executive of the Geological Society, following the retirement of our present Executive Secretary, Richard Hughes on 31 October 2022.

The Geological Society supports Glastonbury’s brand new ‘Science Futures’ area

14 June 2022

Over 200,000 festivalgoers can learn about climate change, space travel, plant power and much more in the newest addition to Glastonbury’s science line up thanks to support from the Geological Society and Responsible Raw Materials.

Mary Anning comes home as Lyme Regis Museum unveils new Jurassic exhibit

13 June 2022

Lyme Regis Museum on the Dorset coast is celebrating the life and work of one the town’s most famous daughters, Mary Anning, with a rarely seen portrait of the renowned paleontologist (on loan from us), an exhibition featuring one of her rare ichthyosaurs and a stunning newly discovered genus and species of extinct marine ‘crocodile’ found by two local fossil hunters.

Geological Society announces 2022 award winners

25 February 2022

We are delighted to announce the 2022 winners of our medals, funds and awards.

Professional Bodies in STEM call on Government ahead of spending review

8 October 2021

The Science Council, alongside 26 of its member organisations have written a joint letter to Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, regarding the upcoming Spending Review. The spending review will set departmental Resource and Capital DEL budgets from 2022-23 to 2024-25.

Society announces new scientific theme on “Geohazards, Geoengineering and Georesilience”

31 March 2021

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The Geological Society is pleased to announce the second new, multi-year theme for Society activities – Geohazards, Geoengineering and Georesilience. This is a complex and broad theme, and to acknowledge this, the Geological Society have nominated a team of three scientists to lead the multiple strands of the programme: Dr Anna Hicks (British Geological Survey) theme leader, and two deputy theme leaders - Dr Aggeliki Georgiopoulou (University of Brighton) and Dr Irene Manzella (University of Plymouth).

Geological Society announces 2021 award winners

The Geological Society is pleased to announce the 2021 winners of our medals, funds and awards.

The Geological Society of London announces the launch of Earth Science, Systems and Society (ES3), its first fully gold open access journal.

1 February 2021

Capital E and S with a small 3 in large blue font to the left and Earth Science, Systems and Society in smaller black text to the right with a white backgroundThe Journal’s subject scope covers the broad spectrum of Earth science, with a particular focus on interfacing, cross-disciplinary research related to sustainability in society. In addition, the Journal’s mission statement aims at encouraging inclusivity and diversity in publishing, engaging directly with early career researchers, and embodying principles of openness and transparency in science.

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