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This month's issue
Volume 24 No 3 01 April 2014

Cracking Up in Lincolnshire

Oliver Pritchard, Stephen Hallett and Timothy Farewell consider a case of ‘the wrong kind of soil’.

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Critical Metals

Kathryn Goodenough goes to Greenland on a Society-sponsored hunt for the rare metals that underpin new technologies.

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Vote for Council

Voting for the elections to Council 2014-2015 is now available to Fellows. Eight nominations have been received for the five vacancies on Council. Voting will close on 31 March 2014.

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Climate Change Addendum

The Geological Society has issued an addendum to its 2010 Climate Change Statement.

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Latest articles
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Book and print sale

Michael McKimm invites readers to come and buy books and prints in May, and announces late night shopping!

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Book reviews

Four books revied by Catherine Kenny, Mark Griffin, John Milsom and Jason Harvey

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Goodnight Vienna

Emily Milroy urges every reader who will be in Vienna to visit the Publishing House stand

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West Midlands go wild in the Lickey Hills

What sort of things do Regional Groups get up to?  Here's a typical story 'From the Regions' - the West Midlands Region, to be precise...

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Policy update

The Southern Wales Regional Group recently hosted an event in Cardiff to celebrate the launch of ‘Geology for Society’.

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Radwaste: factual corrections

The Editor-in-Chief sets the record straight over erroneous statements made in a recent 'Soapbox' article about radioactive waste.

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Selling Skills

Ted Nield fears fieldwork is simply not the draw it was.

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Distant Thunder - The secret agent

Geologist and science writer Nina Morgan discovers how a geologist saved the skin of the King of France

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Tales of a Woman geologist

Dr Susan Treagus tries to explain what it used to be like for a lone female geologist trying to make a career in science...

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King of the fishes

Mike Smith* tells the tale of Arthur Smith Woodward – born 150 years ago this May - and the magnificent fossil fish collection he curated.

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Elections to Council

Voting for the elections to Council 2014-2015 is now available to Fellows. Eight nominations have been received for the five vacancies on Council. Voting will close on 31 March 2014.

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Virtual prospecting

Greg Power & Rob Barnes use IT to mine old data collected in the Central Wales Orefield, all from the comfort of their armchairs.

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First footfall

Ken McNamara reports on fossil discoveries that are providing tantalising evidence of some of the first animals to live on land.

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.

Articles

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...