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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 25 No 6 01 July 2015

Steps and Cycles

Andy Chadwick* and Paul Williamson~ explain how interaction between continuous trend with natural climate cycles produces the observed stepped pattern of global warming...

Steps and Cycles Datasheet

Hunting Pterosaurs

Elizabeth Martin-Silverstone* describes her investigations into pterosaur flight, and the evolution of flying vertebrates

Pterosaur flying

Working with Clay

John Mather, together with his wife Jenny Bennett, collect ceramics.  After retiring, he decided to make them himself...

June Feature - Pottery

Online Special - Geology and Beer

Peter Dolan explores the interaction between these two essential ingredients for a fulfilled life.

Online Special - Geology and Beer
Latest articles

Geoethics - Ethical Challenges and Case Studies in Earth Sciences

This is a book suitable for Earth scientists wi...


A Photographic Guide to Shetland's Geology

This book is intended for the non-specialist vi...


Quaternary Sea-Level Changes

Sea-levels have changed substantially over the ...


Geology and Geophysics of the United Arab Emirates

These 12 volumes and the accompanying maps with...


Mining in Cornwall and Devon - Mines and Men

This work is the result of over 40 years’...


Refitting the flagships

Al Fraser (Imperial College, London) reports on the work of a Science Committee working group on the Flagship Meetings and their future.


A crack in the edge of credibility - review of 'San Andreas'

Ted Nield has been to see the new summer disaster movie San Andreas...


Fieldwork and mining

Mike Harris argues that a rigorous dose of mine or exploration work allows students to decide if that's the life for them


Four new book reviews

Four new book reviews by Andrew Goudie, Wishart Mitchell, John Milsom and Richard Dawe

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Diversity equality and inclusion

Thank you to all those who have completed the Society's membership survey - and how to do it if you haven't yet....

Edmund Nickless

Edmund Nickless to retire

The Executive Secretary has announced his intention to retire in September after 18 years.

Awards Nominations

Society Awards 2015

The Society is delighted to announce the winners of the 2015 Awards.


Diversity in the Geological Society

Tricia Henton hails the signing of the Declaration on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

2015 Book Reviews Online

Read book reviews that have been received in 2015.

Raymo - first female winner of the Wollaston medal

Honorary Fellowships

Maureen Raymo was the first female recipient of the Wollaston Medal, the Society’s most senior medal (picture, in 2014 with President David Shilston).
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.