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Society announces new scientific theme on the Energy and Materials Transition

20 November 2020

The Geological Society is pleased to announce that the theme of the Energy and Materials Transition will be a new focus for its science program. The Society has appointed Nicholas Gardiner to lead the Society’s program of work in this area, and Lydia Rycroft to support our outreach and engagement work.

UK takes first step towards siting a Geological Disposal Facility for radioactive waste

cover page of the geological disposal of radioactive waste briefing note

5 November 2020

The Geological Society welcomes today's announcement that a working group of community stakeholders will begin discussions with Radioactive Waste Management about siting a Geological Disposal Facility for the UK's radioactive waste in Copeland, Cumbria. This marks an important first step in the process of developing one of the UK's largest ever environmental projects to ensure the safe and long-term storage of higher activity radioactive waste.

Enrolment strategyGeological Society and University Geoscience UK release strategy for increasing student enrolment in geology

25 September 2020

The number of UK students studying geology at university has declined year-on-year since 2014, with a total drop of 43%. Without action, the decline in skilled graduates will pose a serious and economically damaging skills shortage in the UK, particularly at a critical time of transition for many industries and businesses that rely on geological expertise.

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