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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...
Addressing the many challenges of artisanal mining needs a step-change in education, says Felix Toteu.*
Cherry Lewis* examines the geological life and work of Society Founder and medical pioneer, James Parkinson
Adrian Wilkinson* discusses point-cloud surveys and drones and how data capture is being adopted by the geoscientific professions.
John Talbot & Chris Eccles (Chartership Committee) set out the features of a new, simplified, less time-consuming scheme.
At 406 pages this is a large volume that provid...
This book consists of 25 chapters on a highly d...
Six new books reviewed by Ted Nield, Jonathan Scafidi, James Montgomery, Richard porter, Desmond Donovan and David Nowell.
Geologist and science writer Nina Morgan sifts through the evidence behind the biggest fossil hoax of the 20th Century
From Fossil Festivals to government consultation responses, the Geological Society is involved in more outward facing activities than ever, writes Sarah Day.
The Society was inaugurated on 13 November 1807 at a dinner at the Freemasons Tavern... Read more about the history of the Geological Society.
2017 Book Reviews
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