Support your Society

Please consider supporting the Mineralogical Society, a registered charity in England and Wales, by contributing to the Sustaining Members fund or by making a bequest to the Society in your will.

Sustaining membership

A sustaining membership fund for the Mineralogical Society has been established. It will be used for a number of specific purposes

  • Paying for an extended range of student bursaries (see the bursary report page for information about how some of your money is used)
  • Paying for free student memberships (for year 1 of their membership)
  • Subsidising student membership dues in subsequent years.

Our student members are very important to us, and to the future of the Society and the subject. We seek to support them in every way possible.

Each year, 10% of the monies raised will be spent on these items, with 90% being invested so that the fund can grow and eventually become self-sustaining.

Members are invited to make contributions at the time when they pay their annual subscriptions or by logging in and making a donation at any time. See our list of donors below.

Members who made contributions to the Sustaining Membership fund in 2016/17

James Darling
Peter Burns
Chris Hawkesworth
Mike Soulsby
Yuanfeng Cai
Kevin Murphy
Tim Johnson
Uwe Kolitsch
Catherine Mottram
Robert Cliff
Andre Guimaraes
Svend Joensen
Javier Cuadros
Kathryn Goodenough
Christian Krause
Ritsuro Miyawaki
Rona McGill
Raymond Skelhorn
Hilary Downes
Chris Hawkesworth
Michael Carpenter
David Morgan
Nicholas Butcher
Vincent Van Hinsberg
Ben Harte
Anthony Plant
Horst Marschall
Richard O’Sack
Stephen Daly
Alan Pring
Horst Pentinghaus
Ian Slipper
Karen Fontijn
Ian Steele
Andrew Saunders
Richard Metcalfe
Maggie Cusack
Emma Dowman
Holly Lennon
Dominic Mulroy
Nigel Webb
Kate Wright
Michael Flowerdew
Monica Grady
Tim Neall
Daniel Morgan
Pablo Cubilias
Ju-Lien Pi
Jun Aizawa
David Lowry
Cora McKenna
Martin Mangler
Angela Stewart
Nicholas Bompard
Chris Breen


Bequests to charities are tax-free and deducted from estates before any Inheritance Tax deductions. A form of words to include the Society in your will  could be as follows:

“I give to the  Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (Registered Charity No.  233706) of 12 Baylis Mews, Amyand Park Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 3HQ, the  sum of [in words]  pounds.”

Thank you.