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Renew your Membership

Support the future of Earth science

You can pay your membership fees here

Paying for your membership renewal fee for 2024

A renewal invitation has now been emailed to you (or posted if we do not hold an email address), outlining your current subscription options and fees due. If you have not received this, please contact [email protected]

Pay by Direct Debit

Direct Debit

You can pay in monthly instalments by Direct Debit. For new direct debit payers, please select ‘Direct Debit’ at check-out on MyGSL. 

Please note your fees will be collected on the fifth day of the next available month. Please allow at least 15 days to set up your new Direct Debit instruction. An email confirmation will be sent to you once your Direct Debit has been set up, from the Society and from our Direct Debit service provider ‘BPS’ (using the following email suffix: ‘’).

If you are an existing Direct Debit payer and wish to make a change or ask us any questions, please contact the membership team at [email protected].

Pay online

You can renew your membership for 2024 online via your MyGSL account from 17 October 2023. Please note that it can take up to 3 working days for the system to update following payment. Simply click on the link below.

Pay over the phone

Please call our dedicated 2024 membership renewals team on +44 (0) 333 307 0567 (Mon-Thu 9am-7pm, Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm)

(This service is provided by our partner Chord UK Ltd)

Alternatively you can also call the membership office on +44 (0)207 434 9944 (Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm)

Membership fee due dates

You can renew your membership via the above methods from 17 October 2023.

We offer a generous window of eight months within which you can renew your membership. We strongly advise you to renew before 20 December 2023 so that we can send you your membership card and pack for 2024. All non-payers will lose access to free journals and other services after 31 March 2024.

Membership fee categories

Our membership fee categories are based on where you are in your geoscience career. Our goal is to become a fairer Society for all. 

For more information on your 2024 fee, please visit our fees page.

Your details

Please log in to the MyGSL member portal if you wish to update your name, address, telephone number or employment status.


To browse answers to our frequently asked questions, please check our renewal FAQs.

Benefits of renewing your membership

  • Quarterly printed copy of Geoscientist magazine
  • Post nominal FGS
  • Access to publications, journals and online resources
  • Great discounts on books, conferences, venue hire
  • Manage your CPD through MyGSL to help you with your career development
  • Get on the path to Chartership - CGeol or CSci 
  • Access to our Central London building - use our Library or access a space for a meeting/study
  • Retain access to exclusive networks, specialist and regional group events, and conferences

If you'd like to find out more, you can browse more benefits of membership.

Reinstatement of lapsed membership

Membership lapsed in June 2023

If your membership lapsed due to non-payment of fees for 2023, you can still pay for your 2023 fees and reinstate your membership by emailing the membership team on [email protected]

Membership lapsed before 2022

If your membership lapsed in or prior to 2022, you will need to reapply and be re-elected. Please apply via the online form.

Membership offers to add to your renewal

Combined journal offer

The Society offers a 'Two for One' offer on the Journal of the Geological Society (JGS) and the Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology (QJEGH).

Discounted subscriptions

Discounted subscriptions to Geology published by the Geological Society of America's and Geology Today published by Wiley. 

Membership of the Geological Society Discussion Group

The Discussion Group hosts six to seven dinners a year at a number of different venues in London, including Burlington House, with a wide range of speakers and topics.

  • £30 for annual membership (reduced to £15 for those living more than 100 miles from central London) entitles members to discounted rates for meetings

New journal

Geoenergy is a new co-owned journal of the Geological Society and the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE), launched in January 2023. Continuing the mission of its sister journal, Petroleum Geoscience, Geoenergy focuses on the publication of timely and topical research in subsurface geoscience, critical for this new era of sustainable energy. 

Support with your fees

We may be able to help if you are on a reduced income due to not working, illness or raising a family.

Add on the Full Book Collection

Keep up-to-date with the latest Earth science research and add the Full Book Collection to your membership.

Tax Reclaim

Tax reclaim form