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Annual Glossop Award

The Engineering Group would like to invite all the group's young engineering geologists to enter the 26th Annual Glossop Award.

This prestigious award is made annually to an outstanding young engineering geologist or geo-environmentalist. The winner will receive up to £500 for a Geological Society Special Publication of their choice, or attendance at a training course or field meeting supported or run by the Engineering Group. The winner will also be offered the option of joining the Engineering Group's committee for one year.

The successful candidate will present their work at the 2023 Glossop Meeting, which will be held at the premises of the Royal Institution, London on 23 November 2023, before the Glossop Medal Lecture by by Dr John Cripps, Senior Lecturer in Engineering Geology, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, University of Sheffield.


To apply, please submit an application form by 30 June2023.

The form requests a two-page abstract (can include text and figures) based around the work of the late Peter Fookes. The themes of the 2023 Engineering Group Conference should be used as a basis for a submission and any other related subject published by Peter Fookes that the applicant considers appropriate. Suggestions on relevant topics are:

  • Review and comment on a related concept or idea, related to Peter Fookes' work, that has influenced your work within Engineering Geology.
  • Review a related concept or topic through the lens of current societal pressures and priorities.
  • Present a case study that has significant geomorphological content.
  • Discuss the use of a Peter Fookes paper or publication and its influence on an engineering geological or geomorphological problem or project that you have worked on.
All entries must reference Peter Fookes' work.

You should also include:

  • A 250-word review on what you have achieved to date in your career
  • A 250-word summary on what you would like to achieve on behalf of the industry through having a role on the Engineering Group's committee
  • An up-to-date CV

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by 28 July 2023 and must be available in October 2023 to attend an interview either at Burlington House or via Microsoft Teams. Candidates should prepare a presentation (including visual aids) to present to the selection panel.

Rules and eligibility

  • Candidates must have no more than eight years of post-graduate experience on the date of the presentation of the award
  • Candidates must be a Fellow of the Geological Society and under training to become, or already be, a Chartered Geologist or Scientist
  • The candidate must obtain the nomination of his/her employer and must be available to give the presentation on the designated evening

Past Glossop Meetings

Presentations of last year's Glossop Award and Medal Lecture are now available to watch on the Engineering Group's YouTube channel.

Key dates

Deadline for applications

30 June 2023

Notification of shortlisted candidates

28 July 2023

Presentations by shortlisted finalists

October 2023

Presentation of the Award at the 2023 Glossop Meeting

23 November 2023

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