“The object of the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland, with which the Crystallological Society was amalgamated on 11 December 1883, is to promote and encourage the study of the science of Mineralogy, and its applications to other subjects including Petrology, Geochemistry, and Crystallography. In furtherance of the said object of the Society but not otherwise the Council of the Society may: (a) publish or cause to be published such periodical and other publications as it thinks fit, (b) establish special interest groups, (c) hold or arrange to be held seminars, conferences or other forms of discussion, (d) award prizes, medals and exhibitions, (e) receive donations or bequests for any general or special purpose connected with the object of the Society, (f) establish or support any charitable institution having objects similar to the object of the Society, (g) do all such other things as shall further the attainment of the object of the Society.” From the bye-laws, 1876.