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Annual General Meeting & President’s Day 2023

24 May 2023

AGM 2023

The AGM will take place on Wednesday 14 June 11:00 – 12:30 (GMT+1) and will be a hybrid meeting.

Information on how to register to attend the AGM will be sent to all Fellows for whom we have an email address. If you do not receive an email or if you would like further information on how to register, please email agm@geolsoc.org.uk


In line with bye-law 9.2, the agenda for the AGM is presented as follows:

Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 8 June 2022
Appointment of Scrutineers for the ballots for Council and Officers
Ballot for Council
Ballot for Officers
Annual Report and Accounts for 2022

  • President’s Report
  • Secretaries’ Reports
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Geoscientist Report

Comments from Fellows
Appointment of Auditors
Report of Scrutineers on the ballot for Officers (if required)
Any other business

Read the Society’s Annual Review 2022 here (page 54)

Election results

The advisory ballot for Council, conducted by Civica Election Services, closed on 31 March 2023. The turnout was 19%.

A total of 2,228 valid votes were cast for President-Designate. The results were as follows:

  • Prof Michael Benton – 1,111 votes
  • Prof Jon Gluyas – 1,117 votes

Prof Jon Gluyas will go forward to the Annual General Meeting on 14 June 2023 for election as President-Designate.

A total of 2,116 valid votes were cast for the remaining four vacancies on Council. The following candidates all received 95% or more votes:

Prof Sian Davies-Vollum
Dr David Giles
Dr Chiara Maria Petrone
Elizabeth Withington

The four candidates will go forward for election as Council members at the AGM.

Notification of Officers for 2023/2024

At the AGM, Fellows will be asked to elect the following members of Council as Officers for 2023/24:

President: Ruth Allington
Vice-President: Martin Griffin (EDI), Gemma Sherwood (Regional Groups)
Secretaries: Prof Jennie Gilbert (Science), Prof James Griffiths (Professional Matters), Dr Michael Kehinde (Foreign & External Affairs), Prof Daniel Le Heron (Publications)
Treasurer: Dr Keith Myers

Future Meeting Dates

Council and Ordinary General Meetings:
2023: 28 June, 20 September, 22 November
2024: 31 January, 24 April, 26 June

Annual General Meeting & President’s Day:
2024: 12 June

President’s Day 2023

The Society Awards will be presented at a hybrid President’s Day on 14 June 2023 at 14:00 GMT+1.

Following the awards presentation, the research talks by four senior medallists, Prof Kathy Whaler (University of Edinburgh), Prof Peter Clift (Louisiana State University, University College London), Dr Mathilde Cannat (Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris) and Dr Karen Hanghøj (British Geological Survey), will commence at 15:30 GMT+1.

All Fellows may attend President’s Day virtually or in person. The links for registration are at www.geolsoc.org.uk/Events. Attendance in person will be limited to the lecture theatre’s capacity. For those wishing to attend the preceding lunch with the award winners at 12:30 GMT+1 or the drinks reception that follows, there will be a small charge. For further information, email awards@geolsoc.org.uk

The Society offers its warmest congratulations to the 2023 Society’s Medals and Funds winners as listed below:

Name Affiliation Award
Prof Kathy Whaler University of Edinburgh Wollaston Medal
Prof Peter Clift Louisiana State University Lyell Medal
Dr Mathilde Cannat Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris Murchison Medal
Dr Karen Hanghøj British Geological Survey William Smith Medal
Dr Teal Riley British Antarctic Survey Prestwich Medal
Prof Robert Holdsworth University of Durham Dewey Medal
Prof Jenni Barclay University of East Anglia Coke Medal
Dr Steve Etches The Etches Collection Coke Medal
John Talbot Distinguished Service Award
Seds Online Seds Online R H Worth Medal
Prof Stephen Barker Cardiff University Bigsby Medal
Dr Andrew Hart Atkins Aberconway Medal  


Emily Swaby Open University Wollaston Fund
Dr Hana Jurikova University of St Andrews Lyell Fund
Dr Penny Wieser University of California, Berkeley Murchison Fund
Dr Samantha Engwell British Geological Survey William Smith Fund
Dr Hannah Buckland Swansea University President’s Award
David Whitworth Keele University President’s Award

Awards 2024: Invitation to nominate

Fellows of the Society are invited to submit nominations for the Society’s Awards and Funds 2024.

We would be delighted to see nominations representative of all demographics and in particualr, warmly encourage Fund nominations that recognise outstanding contributions by early career scientists.

For more information, visit geolsoc.org.uk/About/Awards-Grants-and-Bursaries/Society-Awards

Please contact secretary@geolsoc.org.uk

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