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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 6 01 July 2014

A Hole lot of Trouble

Andy Farrant and Tony Cooper tell the inside story of the media frenzy following the spate of ‘sinkholes’ this winter.

Sinkholes

Carnal Delights

Douglas Palmer connects a Cornish Banker’s mineral collection, the Sedgwick Museum, a Civil Lord of the Admiralty and the Brontës.

Carne

Why not serve on a GSL committee?

Edmund Nickless (Executive Secretary) believes now is the time for all good men and women to come to the aid of the party.

Council Service

Science and Profession

Philip Allen on why Chartership may not be compatible with the spirit that animates academic scientists.

Chartership
Latest articles
Chartership News

Chartership news

Chartership Office Bill Gaskarth on the latest developments in professional accreditation

Bill Gaskarth

Memorial Trust awards

Bill Gaskarth with news of the Distinguished Geologists' Memorial Trust

Sponsor a Book

Sponsor a Book update

Michael McKimm on the latest rare book to be restored thanks to a generous donation

The Great Geobakeoff

The 2014 Great Geobakeoff - results

Sarah Day on the worldwide triumph that was the Great 2014 Geobakeoff

The Highlands

GSA in the Highlands and Islands

Jerram, Goodenough and Butler on a GSA 125th year field trip, organised by the Society

Philip Allen

Science and profession

Prof. Phil Allen on why the tenets of Chartership seem to sit ill with those of the Academy

William Smith

Speak easy

Nina Morgan on William Smith's 'abstracted' lecturing style

Holdsworth

Endurance test

Prof. Bob Holdsworth is embarking on a suicide mission and has a last request

Books & Arts

Books and Arts

Four new book reviews from David Smith, Amy Ellis, Carson Richardson and Mike Winter

Sinkholes

A Hole lot of Trouble

The inside story of the media frenzy following the spate of ‘sinkholes’ this winter.

Ted Nield

The Wages of Cheap

Ted Nield ponders the Soma Mine Disaster, Turkey.
The Great Geobakeoff

The 2014 Great Geobakeoff - Results

Sarah Day on the worldwide triumph that was the Great 2014 Geobakeoff
The Highlands

GSA in the Highlands and Islands

Dougal Jerram, Kathryn Goodenough and Rob Butler report on the Geol Soc fieldtrips to Skye/Rum and the Northwest Highlands put on as part of the GSA 125th year celebrations.
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.