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 2017/18

Nicholas Butcher
Andrew Fleet
Michael Carpenter
Javier Cuadros
Yuanfeng Cai
David Pyle
Kathryn Goodenough
Sam Shaw
Chris Hawkesworth
Kevin Murphy
Andrew Kerr
Valentin Troll
Peter Burns
Joachim Lorenz
Rhona McGill
Svend Joensen
Maggie Cusack
Anthony Plant
David Morgan
Antoni Milodowski
Emma Dowman
Ritsuro Miyawaki
Jianxi Zhu
Ben Harte
Ju-lien Pi
Mike Soulsby
Richard Metcalfe
Gavyn Rollinson
Horst Marschall
Holly Lennon


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.