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British Society for Geomorphology

The British Society for Geomorphology (BSG), incorporating the British Geomorphological Research Group (BGRG), is a national multi-disciplinary society whose object is the advancement of research and education in geomorphology.

The BSG is an independent group affiliated to both RGS-IBG and the Geological Society of London. The group awards small research and publication grants to its membership, and makes annual awards for distinguished contributions to geomorphology.

Members are kept in touch with news and events by a regular newsletter and also collaborates in the publication of the journal Earth Surface Processes and Landforms which is available to members at a reduced rate.

Technical bulletins, research monographs and guides to classic landforms, and other books and journals have been sponsored by the group.

Read more about news and activities at the BSG website.

The British Society for Geomorphology (BSG) - Marjorie Sweeting Dissertation Prize

This is awarded to the best undergraduate dissertation that focuses on ‘Geomorphology’ undertaken at a UK university. Entries are invited for this annual competition. The award (£200 plus funded attendance at the BSG Annual Conference) is presented to the successful nominee at the Annual General Meeting, the details of which are available from the BSG website http://www.geomorphology.org.uk. The agreed guidelines for assessment are as follows: Subject area: the field of geomorphology: earth surface process, and the erosion, deposition and formation of landforms and sediments. Foci can include the physical geography of river, valley, glacier, mountain, hillslope, coast, desert and estuary environments; alongside responses to Holocene, Quaternary and other long term environmental changes. Originality: The project should be an independent study, originated by the student. In particular, it should not be linked to a funded research programme, nor exhibit undue influence of or similarity to the supervisor’s known and published work. Please submit entries using the online submission form: http://www.geomorphology.org.uk/award/5. Further details are available from: Dr Lynda Yorke (l.yorke@bangor.ac.uk), BSG Outreach Committee, School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography, Bangor University, Bangor, LL57 2UW, Wales.

Deadline: 30 September

The British Society for Geomorphology (BSG) – Dick Chorley Medal and Prize for Postgraduate Research

One of Dick Chorley’s lasting contributions to geomorphology lies in the post-graduate students whom he inspired and guided at the start of their academic careers. Many have gone on to academic careers themselves, and include several of the leading figures in British geomorphology. In recognition of Dick’s commitment to serving the future of the discipline, the BSG has decided to honour his memory by creating the Dick Chorley Medal and Prize (£500) for Postgraduate Research. The award is made for "the most significant original published contribution to geomorphology by a current or recently graduated post-graduate student". Anyone is allowed to nominate candidates (e.g. supervisors, external examiners, Heads of School, supervisory team members).

One paper will be considered, published (electronic or paper form) in an English language research journal. Nominated candidates must be within 3 years of obtaining their PhD (i.e. graduation). The nomination should include the paper and outline the significance of the work, including reference to: (a) originality of the contribution to the study of geomorphology; (b) significance of the contribution to the development of geomorphological theory and principles; (c) Clarity of explanation and presentation. Please submit entries using the online submission form: Further details are available online at http://www.geomorphology.org.uk/node/531, and Prof Angela Gurnell (a.m.gurnell@qmul.ac.uk ), BSG Research Committee, Awards, School of Geography, Queen Mary University of London, London, E1 4NS, UK. Nominations for the award can also be made online from the BSG website, at the link above.

Deadline: 30 September

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