News from the Sector – September

The Open University Geological Society is hosting an online lecture Mary Anning, by Tom Sharpe, September 15th 2022.

The Yorkshire Fossil Festival, Scarborough, will take place between the 16th and 18th September 2022.

Roy Starkey is giving a talk online for the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall called Philip Rashleigh’s Mineral Collection at the Royal Cornwall Museum and Why it is Important, taking place at 8pm on 21st September 2021. “The Rashleigh Gallery, together with the collections held in the museum store behind the scenes are a National Treasure, internationally important and a vital resource for Cornish mineralogy. Mineralogist Roy Starkey argues that the collection is too important to lose.”

The 47th International Commission on the History of Geological Sciences Symposium will take place at Les Eyzies, in southwestern France, 16th 26th September 2022.

The Biodiversity Digitization Conference (BioDigiCon) will be held virtually 27th – 29th September 2022. The event will focus on “data generation and mobilization with special emphasis on presentations, hands-on workshops, and lively discussions that provide training, resource sharing, and workforce enhancement”. There is an open call for lightning presentations. The event is free, but you must register to attend. See here for more information.

As part of the Geological Society of London‘s 2022: The Year of Sustainability, a two day conference called Climate Change and Sustainability, Impacts and Innovation in Contaminated Land will take place 20th – 21st October 2022, at the City Hall Conference Rooms, in Bristol. Early bird registration closes on 23rd September 2022.

The final event in the Geological Society‘s 2022: The Year of Sustainability, will be an online training course called An introduction to geotechnical monitoring for infrastructure embankments, cuttings and slopes on 7th November 2022. “The course is applicable to practicing engineers and geologists who are involved in specifying and/or carrying out monitoring programmes for assessing slopes”. Register by 5th November 2022.

The 6th International Palaeontological Congress is due to take place as an in-person event in Khon Kaen, Northeast Thailand, 7th – 11th November 2022.

The next annual conference of the Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group will be held in London, 4th – 6th January 2023. Here are a few important dates, but please see their website for more details: Abstract submission closes 31st October; Early bird registration closes 14th November; Registration closes 12th December 2022.

The Marine Reptile Conference 2023 is due to be hosted by the Etches Collection: Museum of Jurassic Marine Life in early May next year. Further details will be posted on the MRC website, as soon as they become available.

The Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (PESGB) and the Geological Society are launching a new major conference series entitled the Energy Geoscience Conference (EGC). “The series will disseminate high-quality, energy-related geoscience to a UK and global audience via a physical and virtual conference every six years, with the proceedings published by the Society’s Publishing House. The first conference – EGC1 – is scheduled for 16th – 18th May 2023 in Aberdeen, UK”.

The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collection (SPNHC) next year will be the 38th Annual Meeting and will take place in San Francisco, California, from 28th May – 2nd June 2023. They have issued their Call for Papers. Some key dates are as follows, but please see their website for more details: Workshop/Symposia proposal submission deadline: 26th September 2022. Abstract submission will open 24th October 2022 and close 9th January 2023.

Webinar Series’

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 currently taking a break but promises to return with its lunchtime webinars, frequently on geological topics, and in the meantime you can catch up on past episodes via the link above.

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News from the Sector is compiled by the GCG Blog Editor Dr Emma Nicholls, Senior Curator of Natural Sciences at the Horniman Museum and Gardens.

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Please note, events listed above are not necessarily endorsed by the Geological Curators Group. If you have any concerns about a listing, please get in touch with Blog Editor, Emma Nicholls, at

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