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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 8 01 September 2014

Generating New Geo-data

Peter Jones and Vanessa Banks on the geology uncovered in UK wind farm footings

Generating Geodata

Big Bang Theory

New dating is drawing closer parallels between Large Igneous Province events and current climate change, says Howard Lee

Big Bang Theory: The Siberian Traps

Implementing Geological Disposal

Bruce Yardley (Radioactive Waste Management Ltd) on the new White Paper on geological disposal of radwaste.

Image: Olkiluoto repository, Finland (repository entrance in the foreground). Courtesy Posiva Oy

Olkiluoto repository, Finland - the repository entrance is in the foreground.  Image Courtesy Posiva Oy

Academic Issue: Why academics Should Join

David Manning, President, explains why academic Earth scientists and the Society need each other.

Academic Issue
Latest articles
Honorary Fellows

Honorary Fellowships

Two new Honorary Fellows are proposed for election

Library News

New picture library, and Smith County maps

Society launches new Picture Library: Smoth's County Maps now for sale!

100 Geosites

Geosites project

Sarah Day says a big 'thank you' to all who suggested locations for our '100 Great geosites' project


Chartership News

Bill Gaskarth (Chartership Officer) reports on the latest company training schemes to receive accreditation


Nominating Fellows for Awards

We invite you to nominate Fellows for awards of other societies.

New World Heritage Site

New World Heritage Site

Stevns Klint (Denmark) has become a WHS, explains Malcolm Hart

Beatrix Potter

What's in a name?

As Nina Morgan discovers, the shorter the name, the more memorable the character


Hess to retire

The Exectutive Director of the GSA, Jack Hess, will retire in 2015, writes Dawne Riddle


Lord becomes Chartered

Alan Lord (External Affairs Secretary) has become a CGeol - in his 70s.  Why?


Policy Update

Flo Bullough and Nic Bilham (Policy & Communications) on two recent meetings in London and India

New BGS Model

New Geological Models from BGS

Steve Mathers on the 3D digital geological models that are now increasingly replacing printed maps as prime survey output.
100 Geosites

Geosites Project

Sarah Day (Earth Science Communicator) sends a big thank-you to everyone who nominated a site for the ‘100 Great Geosites’ project
Ted Nield

Wages of sin?

Ted Nield wonders if we should be outraged by the opening of Arctic shipping lanes.
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.