If you've started planning the year ahead, then please be sure to check out our events page - on the radar so far, we have:

We also welcomed new members onto our committee, so expect to be hearing from them very soon. Finally, a gentle reminder to our members that your subscription is likely to be due for payment - you can now renew via the website - details can be found here.

If you are not already a member, then now is a really good time to join, you will get the most benefit from your membership by joining early in the year. Regular memberships start from only £20. 

The Friends of the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs are fundraising to build a bridge to improve access to the Dinosaur Island which will allow tours, education, conservation and other work to take place. In case you're not encountered them before the "dinosaurs" - there are other animals too, such as marine reptiles and mammals - are the first ever life size reconstructions of prehistoric life. Every movie, museum display or dinosaur adventure park can arguably trace its lineage back to these creatures! They are free to visit if you are ever in London. Read more on their website or head over to the funding page to help out.

We have launched an exciting new monthly series on the Geological Curators' Group blog called News from the Sector; we wanted a title that, in the great sea of social media, would tell someone at a glance what they should expect. Each month, this series will feature the latest geological and palaeontological news, jobs, exhibitions, and conferences that might tickle your fancy, if you are of the Earth Science appreciating persuasion.

If you or your institution has anything they would like to add to, or advertise, please get in touch with Blog Editor Emma Nicholls, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. News from the Sector will be published around the 15th of each month, with the deadline for submissions being the 1st of the same month.

You can also subscribe to our blog, so you never miss an article! Just go to the blog web page and, after scrolling down a little, you will see the link on the right hand side.

We have just installed a links database into our Resources section - we hope it will grow to contain references to a huge set of pages which are useful to the geological curation community. You can find the page here, if you have any queries please e-mail them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Those of you using Google Chrome to browse the internet may start to notice that certain sites are being flagged as "not secure" - this is an indicator that the site you are browsing does not implement the secure HTTPS protocol. Many of the tech websites are carrying stories, like this one.

On www.geocurator.org we use an HTTPS certificate to ensure that all data you send to our website is end-to-end encrypted. This is how we protect the data you entrust to us.

To celebrate, we have also released number 5 of the current Volume of Geological Curator under our two year open access policy. Why not download it, and if you like the content, consider Membership of GCG!