The Ussher Society, named after the geologist W.A.E. Ussher, was founded in 1962 and promotes research into all aspects of the geology and geomorphology of South-West England, primarily through its annual conference and journal. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in geoscience within the region.
The Society holds an annual conference, including field excursions, in early January at various venues around the region. Other occasional field excursions are organised throughout the year.
The Ussher Society 56th Conference will be held at the Saunton Sands Hotel, Braunton, from the evening of Wednesday 4th to Saturday 7th January 2017. This 3-day conference for earth and environmental scientists working in South-West England and related areas comprises two days of presentations plus field excursions. The presentation days will be Thursday 5th and Friday 6th of January – oral and/or poster presentations will be welcomed in all areas of the geosciences relating to South-West England.
The Society also publishes an annual double refereed journal Geoscience in South-West England whose multidisciplinary content includes geology, geomorphology, historical geology and a wide range of applied geology.We can offer authors rapid turnaround of accepted manuscripts (publication <6 months of submission in most cases), free use of colour (where appropriate) and author pdf copies that you are welcome to place on your own or institutional webpages. Our archive of back issues represents the most comprehensive single source of geoscience research in the region and related areas during the last 50 years. The content of all back issues from 1962, except the latest three parts (years), plus abstracts of the forerunner Conference of geologists and geomorphologists working in the south-west of England (1958-61), is freely available to download. If you wish to access content published within the last three years, then you must join the Society.
The Society also provides some limited research funding for fieldwork (full-time students and members) and for Ussher conference attendance (full-time students).
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