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The Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland - Structure of the Society
12 Baylis Mews, Amyand Park Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 3HQ, United Kingdom.

Tel: +44 (0)20 8891 6600
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Email: info@minersoc.org

Registered Charity No. 233706
VAT Reg. No. GB 238 7676 17

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Structure of the Society's administration 

The Society has three formal administrative committees which meet regularly to discuss the running of the Society, i.e. its finance, publications, meetings etc., as well as all matters of policy. These are: the Council, the Finance/Officers Committee and the Publications Committee.

At the beginning of 2004 the Finance Committee was subsumed into the new combined Finance/Officers' Committee. In acknowledgement of the increasing volume of work in the publications area, and with the advent of online publishing, the Publications Committee was re-introduced at the same time. The decisions of the Publications Committee are reported to Officers by the Publications Manager.


The governing body of the Society is the Council, which comprises the actual charity trustees of the Society, i.e. those who are legally responsible under charity law for the running of the organisation. The Council includes the Officers, the chairpersons or nominated representatives of the seven special interest groups, and six Fellows or Members who are elected to the position of Ordinary Member of Council. Council meets three times per year in March, June and November.

Finance Officers committee 

The Finance/Officers Committee consists of the President, the General Secretary, the Treasurer, the Publications Manager, the Principal Editors of each of the two journals, the Public Relations Officer and up to four Custodian Trustees. The committee meets three times per year, in February, May and September. The purpose of this committee is to deal with any matters of policy, finance or business arising and to make recommendations to Council. These meetings are normally chaired by the President.

Publications Committee 

The Publications Committees of the Society meets three times per year, in February, May and September (morning meetings, followed by meetings of Officers/Finance in the afternoon). A buffet lunch at 1.00 pm is provided in the Office for those attending these meetings. The Publications Committee is chaired by the Publications Manager.

Each year vacancies arise on Council and on other Society committees. Members and Fellows are encouraged to contribute to the running of the Society by volunteering to serve in some capacity. Job descriptions for all positions on Council (Society trustees) are given here. Contact Kevin Murphy anytime for information about how best you can serve your Society. Council nomination form.

Job descriptions for members of Council (Society trustees)

List of all Society personnel.