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The Geological Society of London is the UK national society for geoscience, providing support to over 10,000 members in the UK and overseas. Founded in 1807, we are the oldest geological society in the world.
Ted Nield believes the debate about fieldwork is too easily - and falsely - polarised, and that this issue is proof.
As geologist and science writer Nina Morgan can testify, scientific modesty can cloud conclusions
Four new books reviewed by Nathan Allen, Colin Summerhayes, Mark Griffin and Ted Nield
Is field work actually essential to making good geologists? Or do we pretend it is because we enjoy it? Martin Carruthers reflects on access for all.
Mark Woods* and colleagues from British Geological Survey ask: How can we confidently predict the nature of the ground beneath us?
Bruce Yardley (Leeds University) has been appointed Chief Geologist by The Radioactive Waste Management Directorate (RWMD) of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).
Chartership Officer Bill Gaskarth reports on a projected new logo for use by CGeols, advice on applications and company training schemes
The Society has published an addendum to 'Climate Change: Evidence from the Geological Record' (November 2010) taking account of new research
Oliver Pritchard, Stephen Hallett, and Timothy Farewell consider the role of soil science in maintaining the British 'evolved road'
Kathryn Goodenough* on a Society-sponsored hunt for the rare metals that underpin new technologies
As Nina Morgan Discovers, the debate over HS2 is nothing new...
Ted Nield hails the new refurbished Council Room as evidence that the Society is growing up
Fellows - renew, vote for Council, and volunteer for Earth Science Week 2014! Also - who is honoured in the Society's Awards and Medals 2014.
Peter Fookes (Imperial College, London) celebrated at Society event in honour of Engineering Group Working Parties and their reports
When are University Earth Science departments going to shed their outmoded obsession with maths, physics and chemistry?
Nancy Tupholme, Librarian of the Society and the Royal Society, has died, reports Wendy Cawthorne.
Ted Nield reviews the refurbishment of the Council Room, Burlington House
You can help the Haslemere Educational Museum to identify subjects in Sir Archibald Geikie's amazing field notebook sketches, writes John Betterton.
Who are the top 100 UK practising scientists? The Science Council knows...
Stuart Millis* on the Chartered Geologist overseas – a Hong Kong perspective
After the closure of Kellingley, what does the Coal Authority do?
Richard Hughes and Steven Kershaw* talk to Geoscientist.
As geologist and science writer Nina Morgan discovers, attitudes about climate change are changing.
Jonathan Craig1, Jon Gluyas2, Cameron Laing3 and Philip Schofield4, commemorate Britain’s first onshore well, ahead of a major conference.
News of President's Day, Elections, President's Awards, and subscriptions for the coming year.
200 years of Geomodelling: The International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG) commemorates William Smith and 200 years of geomodelling with the Geological Society London
The Publishing House played host to Editors of Society publications at Burlington House on 29 February, writes Dawne Riddle
Four new books, reviewed by Judi and Finn Barrett, Carla-Leanne Washbourne, David M Abbott Jr., and Peter Wormald.
Peter Worsley is organising a a special rail and river excursion to the Goring Gap, recreating an original trip from 1895.
The Society was inaugurated on 13 November 1807 at a dinner at the Freemasons Tavern... Read more about the history of the Geological Society.
2016 Book Reviews
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