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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...

September 2015
This month's issue
Volume 25 No 8 01 September 2015

Deep Sea Minerals

David S Cronan examines the 'then and now' of mineral prospects on the deep ocean bed.


Up to Code?

Jim Coppard believes becoming a CGeol is now more important than ever.

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CGeol at 25

Chartership is 25 years old. 

Tracey Radford and David Shilston, Chartered Geologists, Atkins Ltd., take an engineering geological perspective

25 years of CGeol

Steps and Cycles

Andy Chadwick* and Paul Williamson~ explain how interaction between continuous trend with natural climate cycles produces the observed stepped pattern of global warming...

Steps and Cycles Datasheet
Latest articles

Books and arts

Four new books reviewed by Richard Lisle, Steve Rowlatt, Lewis McCaffrey and Richard Dawe.

Underwater Mine

Deep sea minerals

David S Cronan examines the 'then and now' of mineral prospects on the deep ocean bed.

Natayln Ala

National geological screening

National Geological Screening took a further step forward in Late June.

Coppard on a mountain

Up to code?

Jim Coppard believes becoming a CGeol is now more important than ever.

Sarah Fray

New Executive Secretary appointed - Interview: 'Visible difference'

Society appoints Sarah Fray as Executive Secretary.  Ted Nield interviews.

David Hope

Professional life

David Hope emphasises the importance of life-long learning to all those who consider themselves 'professional'


Earth science week

Enter the 100 Great Geosites photo competition in Earth Science Week!

GSL logo

Tectonics - a new online journal

Society Library is now able to offer online access to the journal 'Tectonics'

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Interest and conflict

Ted Nield finds himself interestingly conflicted over conflict of interest

Herve Allamand

Honorary fellowship

Society elects a new Honorary Fellow

James Jackson _ Wollaston Medal 2015

Society Awards 2015

The Society is delighted to announce the winners of the 2015 Awards.

See pictures of the winners and read the Award citations & Replies. 

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Online Book Reviews

Read book reviews that have been received in 2015.

17 new reviews are available now with this month's Special.

Edmund Nickless

Edmund Nickless to retire

The Executive Secretary has announced his intention to retire in September after 18 years.

Raymo - first female winner of the Wollaston medal

Honorary Fellowships

Maureen Raymo was the first female recipient of the Wollaston Medal, the Society’s most senior medal (picture, in 2014 with President David Shilston).
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.