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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 2012


Brickbat time

Ted Nield on the inevitable consequences of poking your head over the parapet


Going Ga-Ga

Prof. Nick Petford urges the Society to forge ahead with the new technology of communication



Last forests of the Mesozoic

Sarah Day on the possibility that Antarctic forests might make a climate comeback


Fife catches the GeoBus

Dawne riddle reports on a geoeducation initiative getting them all aboard in Scotland


April 2012

News in brief


Society News

President's Day 2012

Earlier in the year, the Society announced the ...


GIS a donation

Geoscientist 22.03 April 2012 Picture: Sir Mar...


General sketch of the physical and geological features of British India

Rare book (map!) of the month - plus sponsor-a-book update



World organisation opens case on Forensic Geology


Micropalaeontology at NHM

A wind of change is blowing through micropalaeo...



Officers with maps...

Ted Rose on how geologists invaded the battlefield


Wine on the rocks

Jenny Huggett admires some rocks - and the odd glass - among the developing wine industry of the eastern Med


Online Special

A reply to Martill - The Bearable Heaviness of Liability

Max Langer et al. reply to Dave Martill's criticism of Brazil's fossil collecting policies


Books & Arts

April 2012

Two new book reviews by Joe McCall and Sean Mulshaw



Poster boy

Central Scotland Group and the Scottish Geotechnical Group (ICE) hosted the annual poster competition at Strathclyde University on 13 December 2011


'Help your obituarist'

Distant thunder



Michael Collie 1929-2011

Polymath who spanned the arts and sciences and ...