The British Sedimentological Research Group

BSRG is the principal focus point in the UK for all aspects of sedimentological research. The group is an informal collection of sedimentologists from both Britain and the rest of the world, there is no membership or joining fee, if you come to a meeting then you are a member by default. Click here to join the BSRG mailing list.

The British Sedimentological Research Group (BSRG) stands with and for the principles embodied in the Black Lives Matter movement. We recognise that racism, discrimination and implicit biases negatively impact the ability of those in minoritised groups to succeed and contribute to a distancing of those in minoritised groups in our discipline of sedimentology, and more broadly in the geosciences. As a result of this discrimination, additional hurdles have therefore been placed in the path of sedimentology and geoscience researchers from minoritised groups. Racism, discrimination, explicit and implicit biases pervade all walks of life and are not restricted to the US, nor to specific professions such as law enforcement.

Our Constitution states: “The Society (BSRG) aims to create an environment which respects and welcomes everyone irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation, as defined under the 'protected characteristics' of the Equality Act 2010”. Diversity is a strength and we are committed to ensuring that BSRG provides a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment.

We know we can and must do better and so will reach out to our membership and other groups to understand how we can best identify and eradicate implicit biases within BSRG and to encourage members to call them out. We are actively capturing lessons learned from past events and welcome all feedback. We encourage BSRG members to contribute to the on-going diversity audit that is forming the basis of the first BSRG Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Action Plan. We recognise that data gathered to understand trends in past event attendance and presentations has historically only recorded information in relation to gender. Thus, part of the action plan will be to ensure we record, monitor and respond to data that records a broader range of information.

We support the Call for a Robust Anti-Racism Plan for the Geosciences that provides clear guidance for geoscientists and geoscience societies.

The aims of the group are to:

News from the BSRG: check the BSRG Twitter account and the BSRG Blog.

BSRG code of conduct: VIEW HERE


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