The Ussher Society

Geoscience in South-West EnglandThe Ussher Society, named after the geologist W.A.E. Ussher, was founded in 1962 and promotes research into all aspects of the 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 52nd Annual Conference will be held at the Royal Hotel, Weston-super-Mare North Somerset, from the evening of Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th January 2014. 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 Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th 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 necessary) 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 five 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 five years, then you must join the Society.


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