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VIRTUAL EVENT - The Future of Geoscience summit

10 June 2020
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Consultation, Virtual event
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Geological Society Events
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The number of students choosing to study geological or Earth sciences at A-level and university is at a record low, and perhaps indicative of a problem in the perception of geoscience in our wider society. 

The climate is changing, both in the UK and globally, and with it comes a collective call for change to more sustainable energy, food sources, travel and trade, as well as for changes in our manufacturing industries and natural resource consumption. 

Geoscience is integral to combatting climate change and in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals. Our challenge is now to change the narrative in the public eye, the media and schools to ensure that there are future generations of geoscientists who will play valuable roles within our society.

This free-to-attend virtual summit delved into the detail of the public perception of geoscience, as well as in the media, education and business. It brought together a mix of professionals, entrepreneurs, teachers and lecturers, public speakers and civil servants in a series of panel sessions that took questions from the community and debated their statements and opinions. 

The outputs from this summit will be taken into a more focused Geology Student Enrolment Summit on 24 June 2020, and from there a working group/committee with representation from across our society will be formed.

This is an opportunity to engage with this challenge - geoscience is quite literally our past, present and future.

The full programme is available to download now.