News from the Sector – May

Conferences and Events

The Geological Society’s virtual public lecture “Martian Organics – Linking Meteorites and Mission Data” will take place 6pm (BST) 2nd June 2021. Details available here, registration is via Eventbrite.

The Geological Society is also hosting “Energy Transition – Geosciences and the Energy Transition: Energy Transfer, Injection and Storage” online 7th – 8th June 2021. Further information, including the programme, is available here. Registration must be done in advance.

The 2021 virtual Digital Data in Biodiversity Research conference will be held 7th – 9th June 2021. It is due to be hosted by the Florida Museum of Natural History in co-sponsorship with iDigBio and the Natural Science Collections Alliance (NSCA). The abstract deadline is 23rd April 2021.

The Geological Society – Thames Valley Regional Group is hosting a lecture “TVRG Conference: Jurassic brain teasers – using modern technology to get inside the heads of dinosaurs (and other fossils)” online at 7pm (BST) 9th June 2021.

The 35th Meeting of the International Association of Sedimentologists will take place 21st – 25th June 2021, online.

The European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists will take place online 6th – 9th July 2021.

The Museum Galleries History Group is hosting their biennial conference “Museum Networks and Museum History” online 14-16th July 2021. See their website for more information.

The London Natural History Society is hosting a series of talks in 2021. On the 22nd July 2021, there is a palaeontology themed talk titled Microworld: How Microfossils Unravel Ancient Natural Histories by Anke Marsh, which will no doubt be of interest to many.

The Geographical Society is hosting their 2021 Annual International Conference online 31st August – 3rd September 2021. They are currently hoping to have some in-person elements where possible.

The Marine Reptile Conference will now take place in May 2022 (exact dates TBC). The decision to postpone for another year is due to the strong desire from polled delegates to have an “in-person” meeting.

The 12th International Conference on Modern and Fossil Dinoflagellates has also been postponed for another year, and will now take place from 4th – 8th July 2022.


The Geological Society of London is hosting “2021: The Year of Space!” A series of talks on our solar system are taking place throughout the year:

  • Asteroids and Comets
    30th June 2021. Virtual event
  • The Moon and Early Earth
    29th – 30th November 2021
    Venue: The Geological Society, Burlington House, London

SedsOnline is an online webinar series sponsored by the International Association of Sedimentologists. They have a webinar every Wednesday at 4pm BST, as well as regular communal Coffee Breaks!

The Natural History Museum‘s Nature Live Online is continuing with its lunchtime webinars, frequently on geological topics, every Tuesday and Thursday.

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News from the Sector is compiled by the GCG Blog Editor Dr Emma Nicholls, Deputy Keeper of Natural History at the Horniman Museum and Gardens.

Images throughout © Horniman Museum and Gardens.

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