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Bruce Yardley appointed Chief Geologist

Bruce Yardley (Leeds University) has been appointed Chief Geologist by The Radioactive Waste Management Directorate (RWMD) of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).

Chartership news

Chartership Officer Bill Gaskarth reports on a projected new logo for use by CGeols, advice on applications and company training schemes

Climate Change Statement Addendum

The Society has published an addendum to 'Climate Change: Evidence from the Geological Record' (November 2010) taking account of new research

Cracking up in Lincolnshire

Oliver Pritchard, Stephen Hallett, and Timothy Farewell consider the role of soil science in maintaining the British 'evolved road'

Critical metals

Kathryn Goodenough* on a Society-sponsored hunt for the rare metals that underpin new technologies

Déja vu all over again

As Nina Morgan Discovers, the debate over HS2 is nothing new...

Done proud

Ted Nield hails the new refurbished Council Room as evidence that the Society is growing up

Earth Science Week 2014

Fellows - renew, vote for Council, and volunteer for Earth Science Week 2014!  Also - who is honoured in the Society's Awards and Medals 2014.

Fookes celebrated

Peter Fookes (Imperial College, London) celebrated at Society event in honour of Engineering Group Working Parties and their reports

Geology - poor relation?

When are University Earth Science departments going to shed their outmoded obsession with maths, physics and chemistry?

Nancy Tupholme

Nancy Tupholme, Librarian of the Society and the Royal Society, has died, reports Wendy Cawthorne.

Power, splendour and high camp

Ted Nield reviews the refurbishment of the Council Room, Burlington House

The Sir Archibald Geikie Archive at Haslemere Educational Museum

You can help the Haslemere Educational Museum to identify subjects in Sir Archibald Geikie's amazing field notebook sketches, writes John Betterton.

Top bananas

Who are the top 100 UK practising scientists?  The Science Council knows...

This month's issue
Volume 24 No 10 01 November 2014

Space Oddity

Could our planet, with its complex biosphere, be one of the weirdest places in the Universe?


Dave Waltham investigates...

Space Oddity

Teaching Teachers

Keele University’s Earth Science Education Unit (ESEU) has been going 15 years. They’ve trained 32,000 teachers.


Chris King goes back to the future.

Earth Science Education

Policy Update

Joel Gill (Director, Geology for Global Development) reports on a successful meeting

Geology for Global Development

Research Funds

Fieldwork? Research?


Time to apply for a 2015 Society Bursary.

Research Funds
Latest articles
Stone to build London

Stone to Build London

Reviewed by Geoff Townson

Publish or Die

Publish or die

Is scientific publishing 'as we know it' really the best system we could devise?

Open House

Open House

'Open House 2014' breaks all records at Burlington House

San Francisco Declaration

San Francisco Signing

The Society has signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment

War graves

War graves 'Design by Committee' got it right!

Geologist and science writer Nina Morgan commemorates the stone that marks remembrance

CGeol News

Chartership News

The latest developments in professionalism and Chartership, by Chartership Officer Bill Gaskarth

Lyell Meeting

Lyell Meeting proposals call

The call has gone out for Lyell Meeting proposals

Research Funds

Research funds

Applications are invited for Society grants and funds

Puddle Thinking

Puddle Thinking

Assuming Nature’s story is ‘about’ us may be something we need to be on the watch-out for. Ted Nield delivers the ‘Parable of the Puddle'.
War graves

War graves 'Design by Committee' got it right

Geologist and science writer Nina Morgan commemorates the stone that marks remembrance.
Adam Law

Council Co-options

Adam Law has indicated his wish to stand down as Treasurer. Edmund Nickless (Executive Secretary) writes on new co-opted Council Members Graham Goffey and Tricia Henton.
Book Reviews

Disaster Deferred - a new view of Earthquake Hazards in the New Madrid Seismic Zone. (2012) by Seth Stein

Geoscientist has a number of books available for Fellows to review. We also invite publishers to send us books to be reviewed.