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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 2010


Into the fryer

Ted Nield finds himself in denial about agent nouns


The day after tomorrow

Kathryn Goodenough (BGS) and the BGS Futures Team gaze into their crystal balls



Honouring Horner

Patrick Corbett (Heriot-Watt University) celebrates a Society Founder




Sarah Day's nose for news sniffs out one of the smelliest stories ever


When the Med filled up

Ian Randall on the "Zanclean Flood" that ended the Messinian salinity crisis


In Brief April 2010

Joe McCall's roundup of the news is an Online Special this month



April 2010

Two new reviews by John Reynolds and Michael Ridd



All under heaven

John Bell on the destruction of the Terracotta Warriors


Society News

Chartership guidance

Chartership Officer Bill Gaskarth on the Professional Report, Supporting Documents and CPD


Ground Engineering Professionals - register now!

says Ivan Hodgson (Chair, EGGS). An online only extended version of the printed piece


It is what you know

says George Tuckwell, Vice President, on the importance of CPD


Gesner 1565

a new monthly feature on the treasures of the Society's Rare Book Collection, by Assistant Librarian Michael McKimm


Petroleum Geoscience - 2010 and beyond

Phil Christie, editor, offers a glimpse into his plans for the jointly-owned Society journal 


Online Special

Seepage-related stromatolites?

Martin Hovland et al. believe that seepage plays a fundamental role in creating stromatolite structures


Down to a sunless sea

Ted Nield describes a pilot's close encounter with volcanic dust


Geologist wins UK Young Scientist of the Year

Sarah Day reports from the Big Bang Festival