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TSG@50 goes online

We are super excited to invitie you to TSG@50, our all virtual 2021 AGM and 50th Anniversary Celebration, in the afternoons from 5th – 8th January!!! As sad as we are not to see you all in person, we promise that the virtual event will be almost as great and there will be plenty opportunity for discussion and networking across academia and industry. Make sure not to miss the abstract deadline on the 23rd November!

Registration is only £10, and free for students! So there’s really no excuse not to be there.

We Are Hiring!

Well, sort of… We will be electing a new Secretary, 2 ECR and 2 Postgrad Reps at TSG@50, our AGM in January. The Secretary is managing prizes, awards, and committee meetings (i.e. keeping us all busy), while the ECRs and PGRs are running our social media presence and this website. If this sounds like you, have a look here for further details and how to apply (deadline: 5th January). We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Covid Update

Given the ongoing COVID 19 situation, it is with regret that we will not be holding our much anticipated annual meeting and 50th anniversary celebrations in person next year at the Geological Society in London. However, the show must go on (!), and so instead we’re super excited to announce that this years TSG annual meeting will be an online event happening, as usual, in early January! More details to follow soon, so please stay tuned to our website and social media sites. Please also note that submissions for the Dave Johnston Mapping Prize are to be made digitally this year.

Virtual Geology

In an overwhelming response to the spread of Covid-19, which had most of us confined to our homes and put a sudden halt to hands-on teaching, the geoscience community made available a host of digital resources for online teaching including virtual field trips, digital microscopy platforms and thin section collections, online lectures, and so much more. TSG is collating some of these to make them more accessible. Please help us grow this collection by forwarding any useful material you may come across to TSG.

Virtual Geology Collection

BlackLivesMatter

We as an academic community stand in solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter and with our Black colleagues.

Science does not exist in a bubble, and our biases affect every level of academic society, from undergraduate admissions to who gets to talk at conferences.
It is not enough for us to simply say “I’m not racist”. It is our responsibility for the good of science and society to listen, educate ourselves and change our practices. We are committed to listen, learn and challenge racism and bias within our community.

Our code of conduct explicitly states that we will not tolerate racist comments or jokes towards any member. We are a small organisation, but we can do more and we want to lead positive change.