News & Updates

#BiG Week

September 5, 2020

The first ever Black in Geoscience Week will be taking place from Sunday 6th September–Saturday 12th September. Most activities will take place on social media (follow along on the hashtags #BlackInGeoscience and #BiG). We also have a number of live events happening which you can join in with on Zoom or YouTube – registration links…

Professor Christopher Jackson to be first Black scientist to give Christmas lecture

September 1, 2020

Professor Chris Jackson (@seis_matters) will be the first Black person to present a Royal Institution Christmas lecture. Jackson is one of three UK scientists presenting this year around the theme: Planet Earth: A User’s Guide (get your tickets to the Royal Institution’s Christmas lectures here) ‘I’m up for the fight’: Chris Jackson to be first black…

Call for a Robust Anti-Racism Plan for The Geosciences

September 1, 2020

As of Sept 1st, 2020 over 25,000 people have signed the petition started by Dr. Hendratta Ali asking for 15 tangible actions to make the geosciences more equitable and just (Google doc version). We, the undersigned, appreciate that many geoscience societies[1] have written statements referring to the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud…