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The following historical reference information is available on our website

A brief history of the Geological Society of London

Award winners since 1831

Past Presidents of the Geological Society

Index of Society Obituaries 1828 to date

The Geological Society Library contains over 300,000 volumes of books and serials and 40,000 maps, making it a collection of national importance covering all aspects of the geological sciences. Other historical material can be found in the Library Catalogue. Images from across the Library’s collections can be purchased through our Picture Library.

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