Burlington House update
Discussions with the landlord continue at Burlington House
Discussions with the landlord continue over the unaffordability of rents at Burlington House. An in-person meeting took place in early November 2021 with officials of the Departments of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, and Culture, Media and Sport, and at the time of writing the Burlington House Societies are awaiting a response from Government. Political support continues, and in mid-December Darren Jones MP, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, and Greg Clark MP, Chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, wrote to Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State, expressing their support for the Societies’ position.
In parallel, the Re-location Options Project, chaired by past-President David Shilston, continues to make progress in evaluating the options available to the Geological Society should it be required to move. The matter continues to be a focus of Council considerations.
Richard Hughes, Executive Secretary