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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 26 No 7 01 August 2016

Shackleton's geologist

Tom Sharpe recounts a harrowing tale of geological derring-do in the South Atlantic.

Shackleton Geoscientist

SCARP - a Scottish Carboniferous research park

Graham Leslie* and Mike Browne** explore the opportunities that can be built on the legacy of Scotland’s Opencast coal.

SCARP site

Books and Art

Recent book reviews.

Books and Art

UNESCO Geoparks in the UK - a new opportunity

Kirstin Lemon, British Geological Survey and Vice-Chair of the United Kingdom Committee for UNESCO Global Geoparks outlines the present and future state of UNESCO Geoparks in the UK.

UNESCO Geoparks
Latest articles

Strata and Time: Probing the Gaps in Our Understanding

I often think of the sedimentary record as a qu...


Mesozoic Biotas of Scandinavia and its Arctic Territories

This Geological Society Special Publication pre...


Supercontinent Cycles through Earth History

Geoscientist readers who viewed the recently re...


Structural Geology

The importance of textbooks is quite often unde...


AGM Report

At a better-than-usually attended AGM, concerns were raised over plans to sub-let the Fellow's Room to the Royal Academy, reports Ted Nield


A working party reports

The latest in a series of Engineering Group Working Party reports was published in June, writes Dawne Riddle.


Stamp of approval

Not many geologists get their heads on stamps.  Nina Morgan knows about one who did.


SCARP - a Scottish Carboniferous research park

Graham Leslie and Mike Browne explore the opportunities that can be built on the legacy of Scotland's opencast coal


Books and Arts

An extra helping of book reviews in this month's issue!


Shackleton's geologist

Tom Sharpe recounts a harrowing tale of geological derring-do in the South Atlantic

GSL logo with waves

The votes are in!

The votes have been counted for the 2016 - 17 Council elections and the results are in.
Society Meeting 1830

The History of the Society

The Society was inaugurated on 13 November 1807 at a dinner at the Freemasons Tavern... Read more about the history of the Geological Society. 


Online Book Reviews

2016 Book Reviews

Have a read, and if you're a Fellow consider reviewing one yourself.

May 2011

Geoscientist Archive

Look through previous Geoscientist issues from 2007 to the present.

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.