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The Geological Society Inclusivity Protocol

Equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility

Our mission is to recognise, promote, and support our community, and celebrate the innovation and creativity Geoscience offers for the benefit of society. As such, we recognise the importance of representing and broadening the wide range of backgrounds, talents, and experiences within our Fellowship.

We wish to publicly state our ambition to improve our efforts to promote equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility at the Society and throughout the wider community, bringing a renewed desire to be more proactive and courageous. We are committing ourselves to increasing diversity throughout the science by embedding the principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDIA) into all our activities, encouraging the participation of all, irrespective of background.

We want to drive systemic change and foster a more diverse and inclusive Geoscience community, where everybody feels included and can participate in and contribute to the advancement of the science.

Building on our existing work, we have developed an EDIA strategy, setting out our vision for how the Society will advance equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility for the Geoscience community.

Read our full EDIA strategy

Read more about EDIA 

Incorporating EDIA into events planning

The Geological Society’s conferences, meetings and events are an important element of our activities. They provide a valuable and enriching experience for the entire Earth science community, promoting the latest research, knowledge exchange, and networking opportunities – all of which are crucial for the advancement of our science, benefitting our Fellows and the wider community.

We have developed the checklist for our community to guide them on ways to incorporate EDIA into events planning.

The recommendations set out in the checklist below are expected to be adopted by organisers of all event types hosted by or in association with the Society. They apply to both physical and virtual activities. Should you have any queries, please email [email protected]

Download our Events Checklist