Blog - August 2018

QRA Executive Committee Nominations

Four members of the QRA Executive Committee will complete their terms of office in January 2019.  The following positions will become vacant: TreasurerVice President, Awards Officer and Conservation Officer.

Treasurer – responsible for financial management, including financial reporting and bookkeeping.  The position would suit someone with previous budget management or bookkeeping experience.  
Vice President – a person of senior standing in the research community, perhaps with previous experience on the Executive Committee.

Conservation Officer – responsible for overseeing matters relating to geoconservation and overseeing the QRA Geoconservation Award.  Experience in conservation matters required.
Awards Officer - oversees and coordinates the QRA Standard and Special Awards. They also advise on eligibility and other queries regarding the awards.
Nominations for any of these four posts are invited from members and should reach the Secretary by 15 September 2018 at the latest. 
Candidate nominations must be supported by two existing members of at least one year’s standing.  Details of the nominees will be published in the October Circular.  If more than one person is nominated for each post a ballot will be arranged
If you would like to know more about the roles please contact the Secretary (

Earth Heritage Magazine Issue 49 out now

Download the latest issue of Earth Heritage Magazine here. This bumper issue includes announcements about The Ice Age in Worcestershire and The new QRA Geoconservation Fund and articles on Replicas fossils at Joint Mitnor Cave; Geological interpretation at Porth y Swnt, Aberdaron; Scotland’s Dynamic Coast and The Farnham river terrace staircase. To receive email notifications of new issues, please go to (NB existing subscribers please re-register to confirm your agreement to the new data protection policy). If you have suggestions for articles or news items for Earth Heritage magazine, please contact Eleanor Brown, QRA Conservation Officer (

The Quaternary Research Association is one of the partners and sponsors of Earth Heritage – The Geological and Landscape Conservation Magazine Earth Heritage Magazine is a free to download publication produced twice a year by Natural England, Scottish Natural Heritage, Natural Resources Wales, the Geologists’ Association and the Quaternary Research Association, with major contributions from GeoConservationUK and others in the voluntary geoconservation sector. The magazine is for earth scientists and students in secondary, further and higher education as well as those who work in and volunteer for geological and landscape conservation. It also aims to stimulate public interest in geological and landscape conservation matters.

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