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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.
The Irish Association for Economic Geology is a...
Conferences are opportunities for sharing, questioning, networking, and absorbing the latest insights. But can we do better? Arjan Reesink investigates.
Dawne Riddle has the dates and times of closure over Christmas and New Year.
The principal duty of the Executive Secretary is to interpret the Bye-laws for the benefit of the Trustees and to offer proper guidance, says Ted Nield
Dawne Riddle has news of two possible departures - and one new arrival - among the Society’s Specialist Groups.
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...
Douglas Palmer on the Sedgwick Museum’s collection of ‘the simplest scientific instruments’.
Laurance Donnelly and Alastair Ruffell tell how the Specialist Group originated and has developed since its early days.
Stephen Foster and John Chilton* examine the links between groundwater and global change, food, ecosystems, cities, health and energy generation.
Paul Maliphant, Helen Reeves, Bob Leeming and Darren Bryant revisit the Aberfan Disaster and ask – what did we learn?
Jenny Davey has the month’s hottest titles from Geological Society Publishing.
Nic Bilham is the European Continental Coordinator for Geoethics - plus link to the IAPG Code on Geoethics
Applications are invited for the 2017 round of the Society’s research funds, writes Stephanie Jones
Geologist and science writer Nina Morgan samples some festive geological fare
Douglas Palmer on the Sedgwick Museum’s collection of ‘the simplest scientific instruments’
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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