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Nomination for the next round of Society Awards is open!
There's a special cut-price subscription to the Full Book Collection available this month!
Sarah Day has the results in the greatest geological cake-making competition ever held in the entire history of the world
Nina Morgan discovers what James Hutton got up to in his spare time
Four new books reviewed by Steve Rowlatt, Maurice Tucker, John Milsom and Mark Tyrer.
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...
Helen Quinn investigates the potential and limitations of ‘citizen science’ for geology.
Chris Mackenzie is less worried about carbon dioxide than man-made organic molecules.
John Dixon explores the antiquity of earthquake-proof building construction.
Nina Morgan discovers what James Hutton got up to in his spare time.
Chris Mackenzie is less worried about carbon dioxide than man-made organic molecules
Ted Nield has an example of how casual sexism can kill, and the unfortunate unintended consequences of decisions taken for all the right reasons
Helen Quinn investigates the potential and limitations of ‘citizen science’ for geology
Bryan Lovell gives a personal account of a recent GSL-hosted conference on CCS, and the events that gave rise to it
John Dixon explores the antiquity of earthquake-proof building construction
Geoscientist has a number of books available for Fellows to review. We also invite publishers to send us books to be reviewed.