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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...

April 2008


Ozymandias remembered

Ted Nield has thoughts about legacies


Severn pillars

William Stanton thinks the Severn Barrage is a bore



Forgotten Chap

Distant Thunder: Science writer and historian Nina Morgan unearths another mute inglorious Milton



Messages from Mercury

Emily Baldwin reports on the latest pictures


Could the "Spider" be a caldera?

Joe McCall thinks the official interpretation is incorrect


Society News

Your Planet Earth

Mike Benton describes a forthcoming contribution to the International Year of Planet Earth by the GA, co-sponsored by the Society


Books & Arts

April 2008

Reviews by David James, Wishart Mitchell and David Nowell



Giant's Causeway - myth and reality

Science and superstition battle it out on Finn MacCool's big project



Basalt - and the bits in between

Simon Passey describes a recent multidisciplinary meeting held on Shetland to consider oil reservoir potential in volcanic rocks


Online Special

Dino doom dated

Dwain Eldred reports on refining the date of the K/T boundary and the dinosaur extinction


Ludlovian wetlands of Wales

Jerry Davies, Rob Hillier and Dick Waters report on the Ludlow Research Group’s field trip to central Wales


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